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Increase File History Cache Size Beyond 20%

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    Increase File History Cache Size Beyond 20%

    I thought the Win 8 File History backup feature looked like a good idea so I bought a 1TB external hard drive to use solely for backup. I was thinking that I would be able to store a massive history of backups on it but I can only set the size of the offline cache to a maximum of 20%. Why is it limited to such a small amount of space? Why not 80% or 100%? Is there a registry setting to increase this?

    It seems to be a strange arbitrary thing to set it to such a small amount of space if you want to use a drive dedicated for the purpose.

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    Your answer with alternative solutions are posted here:
    File History - More than 20% of disk space - Microsoft Community
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Increase File History Cache Size Beyond 20%

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