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    reconnect drive


    Click image for larger versionhi everyone

    why am I suddenly getting this appearing on screen

    regards calmat

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Calmat,

    That error indicates that the drive you selected to save your File History to is currently not available (aka: drive letter changed, not connected, or not turned on).

    Check using step 3 in OPTION THREE of the tutorial below to see what drive letter you have selected for your File History, then investigate to see what's wrong or has changed with that drive or partition.

    File History - How to Use in Windows 8

    Hope this helps for now,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    hi brink

    I don't really understand what you are telling me, I did not select any drive for file history, I an using 3 external drives
    for different things i.e. one for music, one for movies etc.
    I do not know anything about file history, do I have to use this and if not how can I get rid of error message.

    regards calmat
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Calmat,

    That error indicates that the drive you selected to save your File History to is currently not available (aka: drive letter changed, not connected, or not turned on).

    Check using step 3 in OPTION THREE of the tutorial below to see what drive letter you have selected for your File History, then investigate to see what's wrong or has changed with that drive or partition.

    File History - How to Use in Windows 8

    Hope this helps for now,
    Shawn
    Just turn it off if you are not using it. See Option 1, step 5 in the tutorial authored and provided by Brink or just see here:

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