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File History Mystery

  1. #1


    Posts : 220
    Windows 8.1 Pro X64

    File History Mystery


    I set up File History some time ago and pointed it at a 1TB internal HDD.
    I did not take any special action to make File History use this drive.
    A week or so ago I noticed that the drive was getting close to full to I decided to clean out all but the latest backups.
    From that point on File History stopped working so I took a stand alone backup of my system and then turned off File History, deleted all File History backups, and turned File History on and pointed it at the same drive.
    But now it just does nothing!
    It looks like some Windows update has closed the loophole which enabled me to use an internal HDD.
    Now it seems I will have to go down the VHD route.

    Damn Windows 8!

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  2. #2


    Posts : 220
    Windows 8.1 Pro X64


    Tried the VHD route. No success.
    Tried with an external drive. No success.

    I am now finished with File History. It is a crock!!


    The best solution I have found is Acronis True Image.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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