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File History Drive

HP Laptop 15-bs0xx
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

After a few minutes of starting my laptop, i get a message saying File History Drive missing. If i am backing up my files to a security package, do i need to worry about this? Your help would be great.

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File History Drive

@Frankie40 

I personally do not use any MS backup options, including File History, because I have found MS stuff to be too unreliable.

But ... I did find this article on File History backups -- hope it helps: https://www.backup-utility.com/articles/file-history-drive-disconnected-10-4348.html

If you really want to keep backups of your PC, then my suggestion is to consider something else ...

Macrium Reflect (MR) provides a FREE version that can be used to image and restore partitions or entire drives.

What I recommend is the following:
1) Download and install Macrium Reflect (MR) from here: http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx
2) Run MR and choose the option: "Create an image of the partition(s) required to backup and restore Windows" to write a full backup to an external drive or USB stick
3) Use the option to create a boot USB stick or CD

My experience is that MR, when using the High Compression option, typically can compress the saved image file to about 50% of the USED space in the OS partition. This means if you have an 80GB OS partition, and 40GB is used, MR only needs about 20GB to store the image file.

I use this all the time and it typically takes less than 15 minutes to do the image backup and about the same time or less to do a restore.

Plus, MR has the option to Add a Recovery Boot Menu entry. This allows you then to boot into WinRE, and you can then use that to do a restore -- when you can't boot into Windows!

NOW, you have the means to restore a full working system from the external drive or USB stick in only a few minutes.

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