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Windows 8.1 File History File Duplication


Tinkerdog

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#1
Hi Gang!

In Windows 8.0 File History, it had the nasty habit of duplicating your library files on your backup ( in my case, my external USB backup drive ( Replica 2 Terabyte ). :sarc: By DUPLICATING, I mean they get copied over and over and over again... This happens to ALL of them, even though you have not touched the majority of them for YEARS. (File History is suppose to copy them over the FIRST time, then copy a new copy with a new name (old name plus date) if you edit the file in any way). I turned of file indexing on ALL my drives, except my C: drive, to see if that would stop it ( this is recommended in many threads on other sites ).

I thought, ok.. maybe they fixed this in 8.1. No dice. It just started up again.... sigh....

Just thought I'd let you know. If anyone knows of a fix or cure for this abhorent behavior, please let us know.

Thanks!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 and Windows 8
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP G7-1328dx

Tinkerdog

New Member
Posts
15
#2
Hi Gang!

In Windows 8.0 File History, it had the nasty habit of duplicating your library files on your backup ( in my case, my external USB backup drive ( Replica 2 Terabyte ). :sarc: By DUPLICATING, I mean they get copied over and over and over again... This happens to ALL of them, even though you have not touched the majority of them for YEARS. (File History is suppose to copy them over the FIRST time, then copy a new copy with a new name (old name plus date) if you edit the file in any way). I turned of file indexing on ALL my drives, except my C: drive, to see if that would stop it ( this is recommended in many threads on other sites ).

I thought, ok.. maybe they fixed this in 8.1. No dice. It just started up again.... sigh....

Just thought I'd let you know. If anyone knows of a fix or cure for this abhorent behavior, please let us know.

Thanks!
Is ANYONE here having the file duplication problem in File History on an external USB drive?

thanks!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 and Windows 8
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP G7-1328dx
#3
Yes, three WD, External HDD's, Duplicates, of Duplicates.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 10-64 bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion 500-239
    CPU
    AMD A10-6800K APU
    Motherboard
    MSI 2AE0 (PO)
    Memory
    8192MB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI AMD Radeon HD 8670DRADEON 6870D- Dual Graphics
    Sound Card
    AMD High Definition Audio Device-IDT HD audio Codec
    Monitor(s) Displays
    samsung syncmaster 2253LW
    Screen Resolution
    1980X1020
    Hard Drives
    Seagate-ST1000DM 003-1CH162 SATA Disk Device
    WESTERN digital-1140-3TB-My Book
    Western Digital-WDC WD10 EAVS-00D7B1 USB Device
    Western Digita-lWD Ext HDD 1021 USB Device-
    PSU
    hp-default.
    Case
    Small Desktop.
    Cooling
    hp-default.
    Keyboard
    HID Keyboard Device
    Mouse
    HID-compliant mouse
    Internet Speed
    low
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    MS-Defender, MRT, Malwarebytes_free
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    Ccleaner pro, Defraggler pro, Recuva pro, Speecy pro, Nero 2012 Platinum, Quicktime,Nero 2016platinum, Linksys_AC1200+ 4_port_Wireless Router.

Steve C

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Power User
UK

Posts
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#4
This has been an ongoing problem which Microsoft haven't solved - another example of their poor software engineering. My solution is to delete all but the most recent files in FH advanced settings, delete the configuration files in <Your User File Path>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\FileHistory\Configuration then reconfigure FH using the FH Control Panel settings.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 64 bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Build
    CPU
    Intel i3570K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-77X-UD5H
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Sapphire R9 280X Toxic
    Sound Card
    Realtek on motherboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VP2770
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    Intel 520 180GB SSD
    Seagate 2T HDD
    Seagate external 1T USB HDD
    PSU
    XFX 850W
    Case
    Nanoxia Deep Silence 1
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D14
    Keyboard
    Microsoft
    Mouse
    Microsoft
    Internet Speed
    50Mbps
    Browser
    Chrome

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