Solved Problem with creating File History.


brummyfan

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I am trying to create File History in my HDD(D drive) in my Win 11(22483.1011), when I try to select the drive D I get the message"Reconnect your drive" and it says the drive E is disconnected, is there any way to remove drive E from file history and make the system accept drive D as the drive for File history, thanks.
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I am trying to create File History in my HDD(D drive) in my Win 11(22483.1011), when I try to select the drive D I get the message"Reconnect your drive" and it says the drive E is disconnected, is there any way to remove drive E from file history and make the system accept drive D as the drive for File history, thanks.
It looks like your D: drive was not always using D as its drive letter and that you have changed it from E to D since you first set up File History.

It's still trying to back up to E:. You need to turn off File History before it will let you select a new drive to use.
 

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Thanks @Bree,
I have turned off File History, selected D and when I tried to turn on File History it says "We can't copy the files....".
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    16GB DDR4 2666MHz
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If you selected 'move your existing files' then it may be trying to copy them from the now non-existent E: drive (possibly picking up that letter from an existing File History folder it found on D. You may have to delete any existing File History folders from the D: drive before you are allowed to select D: as the new drive.
 

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    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.
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    i5 M 520
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    0T6M8G
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    500GB HDD
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    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.

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Thanks @Bree, I have selected no when it asked "Do you want to move your existing files,too?" and the backup started 🙂, much appreciated.
 

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    Acer Superb_CFS
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    16GB DDR4 2666MHz
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    NVIDIA GTX 1660-ti
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    Realtek
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    LP173WF5-SPB3
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    1920x1080
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    Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1TB
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    Windows 10 Home(19044.1741)
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    Acer Predator G9-793
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    i7-6700HQ
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    Acer
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    16GB DDR4 2666MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    GTX1070
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    Realtek
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I have selected no when it asked "Do you want to move your existing files,too?" and the backup started 🙂, much appreciated.
Good news (y)
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
    Hard Drives
    1TB HDD
    Browser
    Edge, Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    i5 M 520
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.
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