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rodion15

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File history seemed to be working OK. But then I added a library in Windows Explorer with my Google Drive folder. I don't have much stuff in this folder, less than 1GB. The problem is that File History is not backing up this folder in its backups.

Do I have to delete the file history backup and redo it again every time I add a library? (I haven't tried it but it'd be a nuisance wouldn't it?).
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rodion15

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I tried deleting my file history and redoing it again and the added library was backed up OK. However, when I add another libraray the same happens.
 

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broe23

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Yes that is correct, that File history does not back up the libraries. It only backs up user settings. If you want to back up files in the folders that the libraries are attached to. I would suggest copying them over to a NAS, or USB drive. I keep my copies in both a box.com account and a family owned owncloud account.

It has also never worked correct from day one. Doubt Microsoft will ever fix the problems with it. Because so many people use other options to save copies of files.
 

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adamf

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Yes that is correct, that File history does not back up the libraries. It only backs up user settings.

Broe23, You perhaps are thinking of OneDrive. Certainly it is obvious that File History (which is nothing to do with OneDrive) copies Libraries (which is nothing to do with OneDrive)

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2484-file-history-how-use-windows-8-a.html

Quite simply File History DOES back up libraries.

Of course if you do not like either File History, OneDrive or the concept of Libraries that is another matter.

I'll go and look for a new router perhaps :)
 

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