Can not change file history drive for back up.

Discussion in 'Windows 8 Help and Support' started by windowsguy88, Dec 11, 2014.

  1. windowsguy88

    windowsguy88 New Member

    Dec 3, 2014
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    I try to back up my files using Windows 8.1 file history in System and Security>File History. The default drive is to one letter belonging to a USB stick. I am not able to select another drive. The USB stick does not have the storage required to save my back up files.

    How am able to change my drive in File History? I tried select another drive. That doesn't work. The second storage device I use is not being found by windows to change the drive.
  2. ussnorway

    ussnorway Windows Forum Team
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    May 22, 2012
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    Remove the usb and repeat... the system will ask you to select a network location or if none exist, make a network location.
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    I recomend you map the drive you want to store the backup in... this will make it a network location and doesn't muck up anything else.

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