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Disabling File History File Name Timestamps


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thesolis

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Hello,

I backup my data from my Windows 8 computer to an external hard drive regularly using File History but I also transfer some of this data to several other computers with various operating systems (Windows 7 & Ubuntu being the primary ones) and I noticed that, while it is simple to restore/transfer files to Windows 8 computers through the File History menu, on these other operating system one is forced to navigate to the folders on the drive and copy the files over.
This wouldn't be a problem except that all the files saved with File History have a long time stamp appended to their file names.

Is there any way to disable this feature? I don't care so much about having to copy the files manually to other operating systems as I do having to rename them all after doing so.

Thanks for any assistance!
 

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thesolis

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Hello, and thank you for your reply. However, this feature is not cross-platform. It seems like by using File History I'm stuck with files only meant to be transferred back to another Windows 8 installation, which is not ideal for moving files between Windows 7 and Linux machines.
 

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Nar, you should be able to restore the file to any location you like.

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mikeytg

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I think the date/time is how File History differentiates different versions of the same file, so I doubt you can turn it off.
 

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