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File History will not recognize my new drive D:

  1. #1

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    Windows 8.1

    File History will not recognize my new drive D:


    I recently moved my Windows 8.1 operating system from my old, crowded C: drive to a much bigger drive D: which originally held my file history file. The move changed Drive C: to D: and D: to C: with the new drive C: being the new boot drive. I then wiped the old C: boot drive and reformatted it. The operating system now works flawlessly with one exception.

    What I discovered was that File History cannot recognize the new drive D:. When I attempt to select it, it comes up with drive D: is not recognized. Please try to select another drive, or words to that effect which doesn't work.

    I realize I deleted the old File History file but didn't think there would be a problem for the File History program to recreate a new file.

    Does anyone know of a way to allow File History to recognize the internal drive D: ?

    Last edited by WingerWalt; 14 Apr 2015 at 21:31. Reason: Left out an important detail.

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  2. #2

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    Windows 8.1 Pro/LinuxMint/Mac OS X

    You said you reformatted the new Drive D:. What did you format it to?

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    Windows 8.1

    I actually wiped it first as it was easier to do, I then reformatted it as an NTFS drive. I wasn't worried about the file history that was on it and figured the program would simply recognize the drive and start from scratch.

    The reason I did this was because this drive was too small for the operating system to work with and I had a fairly good size drive with nothing much on it that was already installed in the computer. I simply switched places for the operating system.
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  4. #4

    Try using diskpart from an administrator command prompt, set focus on the drive you want the os to see and use the assign command to mount it to whatever drive letter you want. That might make it visible to win8's file history.
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File History will not recognize my new drive D:
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