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File History Not backing up some files..why?

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    File History Not backing up some files..why?


    Please see attchments...I think I need to know what service or process needs to be turned on. TIA
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails File history 002.jpg   file history 004.jpg  

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    Windows 8.1


    According to your error message, the most likely issue would be that your N drive is either encrytped or not formatted as NTFS. It obviously requires a non-encrypted NTFS formatted drive. If possible, reformat to NTFS and see what happens. Good luck.
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    When I look at the drive it shows a folder named File History. I think Win Optimizer may have stopped the service. I just don't know what win 8 calls the service,
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    Hello Sparhawk,

    In addition to what my2cents posted above, here's the File History Service that should be enabled and set like below.

    Services - Start, Stop, and Disable in Windows 8

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    Hope this helps.
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    Brink, read the tutorial and found it very helpful. I have three Flash drives plugged in the back of my desktop and i wanted to see if windows would treat them as one 24 g drive. I only have the option to choose one of them for file history. However, I did notice that file history has placed copies of some jpegs I had on one of the flash drives. There is a file history folder on two of them but one just has folder names and no files. Of the three, one of them shows nothing.
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    Ah, that explains the info message you got at the top then.

    Is it working for you now?
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    Well, I think maybe it is. I'll keep montioring them and let you know.
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