Solved File History issue


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I use three main file backup systems, one of them being File History. All was well until I upgraded Win 10 to Win 11 a few days ago when File History appeared to have stopped working. Even running it manually it still wasn't backing up the latest versions of my files. After a bit of digging I discovered that the Win 11 upgrade had decided that my Library was now the OneDrive folder in my C:\Users account rather than the Documents folder in my D: drive where it used to be in Win 10. Is there a way to tell Win 11 File History where the library really is, as libraries don't seem to exist in Win 11 and I don't use OneDrive on a regular basis (and have since uninstalled it).
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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lafite 14
    CPU
    i7
    Memory
    16Gb
    Internet Speed
    150Mbps/39Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
  • Operating System
    Win 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PC Specialist
    CPU
    i5
    Memory
    8Gb
    Internet Speed
    150Mbps/39Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Other Info
    Incompatible device, upgraded to Win 11
OK fixed, but if anyone else has this issue after upgrading 10 to 11, it is still possible to add a folder to a library in Explorer by right clicking the folder > Show More Options where there is a still a Include in library option. After that my File History is back to working normally.
 
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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lafite 14
    CPU
    i7
    Memory
    16Gb
    Internet Speed
    150Mbps/39Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
  • Operating System
    Win 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PC Specialist
    CPU
    i5
    Memory
    8Gb
    Internet Speed
    150Mbps/39Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Other Info
    Incompatible device, upgraded to Win 11

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