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network path -- file history doesn't recognise drive

  1. #1


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    windows 8.1 pro

    network path -- file history doesn't recognise drive


    windows 8.0
    I was happily using file history, it was backing up to my G partition, which is located on my second hard drive (both drives are internal)

    but now I get error message:
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    I think the problem is that this partition got added to my user, that's what the network path shows:
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    How do I get it out of my user, and back on a normal path?
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  2. #2


    Posts : 126
    windows 8.1 pro


    this happened when I moved My Music to the G partition, and I added to this library the music folders that were already on that partition. This caused the whole G partition to be included in My Music. I tried but couldn't get things put back together right. I got G out of My Music, but it stayed in my user.

    So I used restore point to go back to an earlier configuration. That got G back where it belonged. Then after wrestling a little with file history I got it to play nicely with G again.
    (don't choose the option of moving existing file history files to new location, because it won't find them, and will just give you an error message)

    I don't know if you call this "solved", but I no longer have the problem.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

network path -- file history doesn't recognise drive
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