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How to Configure File History Select "More options" to configure how often File History backs up, how long it keeps those backup copies, and-most importantly-which files it backs up. A fun project foryoung developers who weren't part ofprior developments? Each version has the same timestamp and filesize, e.g. -r-xr--r-- 1 stephen share 175497158 Sep 24 2006 Xmas Day 2005 (2012_10_29 04_39_40 UTC).avi -r-xr--r-- 1 stephen share 175497158 Sep 24 2006 You'll also be informed how many different backup time periods are available. http://themenage.com/windows-8/windows-8-file-history-excessive-backup-excessively-saving-copies-of-files-photos.html

The time now is 10:44. I upgraded from Win 7 to 8 Pro and transferred settings so win 7 file recovery was already active, when I tried to turn on win 8 file recovery I got I could argue that sticking with Windows 7 is not advisable. My System Specs You need to have JavaScript enabled so that you can use this ...

But Shutdown - I found on switching on today - boots up to demand account password. It uses system resources in such a way as to minimize the impact on system performance, battery life and overall experience. I have the Music and Pictures folders sharedwith Everyone (3 Laptops and the Sony TV)in myHomegroup and these seem to be the only two that I have problems with. Sunday, December 16, 2012 2:22 PM Reply | Quote 1 Sign in to vote I also have the same issue.

It just seems a shame that Microsoft have created the new Vista, not the replacement for 7. Quote 22 Apr 2013 #5 kiko View Profile View Forum Posts Member Posts : 14 windows 8 Tried that earlier, it said couldnt find any older files. However instead of backing up a new version when a file is changed, it seems to be backing up all the files repeatably regardless of if they are changed or not. Having lots of virtual machines (huge files), etc, would not help.

I'm using Windows 8 on a laptop and therefore do not have the HDD connected all the time. The steps I tried to trigger the problem, were: While in HomeGroup with Music/Pictures/Videos shared: - Placed file in Videos - FileHistory backed it up - Ran FileHistory again - FileHistory Is anybody else using 3rd-party defraggers having this problem? Galaxy S4.

Could it be that File History get messed up by this disconnection? I have had to go back to robocopy as my primary means of backup for now, and have turned File History off until this problem gets resolved. This could be off the mark but throwing it out there... Can or how can i delete all the saved files from file history?

That file usually contains everything from Outlook except the program itself. How disappointed (but not really surprised) I was there was none at the end. Wednesday, December 05, 2012 6:36 PM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote If possible, I'd like to keep this thread focused on the issue at hand, and not discuss Design by @jzy Register Help Remember Me?

Was amazed to track down the use of over 700GB of space on my 3GB Synology NAS to the excessive copying of mostly unchanged music, video and pictures by the File http://themenage.com/windows-8/windows-8-1-setup-file.html Computer Type Laptop System Manufacturer/Model Number HP ENVY 17-1150eg OS Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center CPU 1.6 GHz Intel Core i7-720QM Processor Memory 6 GB Graphics Card ATI Mobility Radeon Tim (Asus Transformer Aio. Maybe reinstalling it would have solved the problem, but I never got around to trying that.

What am I doing wrong, and how do I get filehistory just to save new backups of the changed files rather than all of them? I have update many files since enabling it, but nothing has backup up. Why can't Microsoft integrate this with file history and maybe it will work correctly. Source I have some music files that are long but show okin theirnormal folders, it seems as if File History backs them up (as I've managed to restore them to a different

Thursday, January 31, 2013 1:37 PM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote Julian, After you turned HomeGroup off, did you make sure to both manually run FileHistory (to flush Having to start from square one is a pain. Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5) Reply With Quote « Previous Thread | Next Thread » Lounge Windows Windows 8 Forum File history inaccessible Posting Permissions You may not post new threads

Next month, I’ll cover some of the more advanced backup features of Windows 8 and File History.

On the MS/Local account issue, I have sorted it. If it worked as it should it would be a decent system.Let's hope it gets sorted out soon. Ive seen this problem on other forums but no one seems to have any idea!! Seriously help!!!JohnGSaturday, 18 May 2013 16:59:17 UTCJohnG.

Tim (Asus Transformer Aio. Edited by Jacob W. Thank you.VijaySunday, 11 November 2012 08:00:38 UTCsridhar,When you use File History, you have to setup a backup drive (maybe a USB disk) or backup network share location as a backup target. http://themenage.com/windows-8/windows-8-8-1-activation-nightmare.html Thursday, October 18, 2012 9:16 PM Reply | Quote 3 Sign in to vote I am having the same problem where files that have not changed are being backed up multiple

As far as I recall, my course of action was as follows: Turn off HomegroupFormat the File History driveLog an to each user on each machine and check their File History Unfortunately I still have not found what exact steps trigger the problem. However, throughoutthatlog there are many of the following entries (24 on each of the two days I checked - pretty much at hourly intervals): Event ID: 203 Unable to finish a UTC) in the copy file name.I searched and found 131,405 files on my D drive alone.I have an SSD C drive as the OS and all my files are on the

Your article was very helpful to teach me how to make Windows8 File History backup non-standard locations. I have done all the Advance Options andtried deleting file history and re-run it, but have the same problem after a few days. If anything changes will advise, but until MS fixes this I would rather live without HomeGroup (networking still not hard without it) than without File History. This is awesome for a few reasons.

My System Specs You need to have JavaScript enabled so that you can use this ... The NAS system use FAT file times in stead of NTFS file times. For example, you could have Windows automatically back up every folder in your Documents folder, but ignore one particular folder. I had multiple copies in my backup file, but that cleaned it up and freed my backup drive of tons of space.

But whats with the public folder in own libraries? Other machines in the HomeGroup will automatically see this drive and can use it just by clicking "Turn on." In the screenshot below you can see the File History dialog from