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#1 Dark Magician Girl

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 05:47 AM

I explored the options for File History. It has a method to exclude specified locations, but there doesn't seem to be any method to include locations of my choosing. I plan to use a solid state drive as my boot drive and a HDD as my data drive to store movies and music. Is there any way to tell File History to the backup files located on the secondary data drive? 

 

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Is there any way to point the Videos library located on the boot drive to a folder located on my data drive? This way, I can see all of my movies that are located on my secondary drive in the Videos folder located on the boot drive. 

 

Never mind, I figured out how to do this one. I still need an answer to my first question, though. 


Edited by Dark Magician Girl, 10 December 2013 - 06:43 AM.


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#2 Anshad Edavana

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 07:14 AM

Hi

 

It is easy to add a custom folder to file history. What you need to do is to simply add the custom folder to your libraries. Please check the below links for more info.

 

http://www.extremetech.com/computing/132628-using-file-history-windows-8s-built-in-backup-tool

 

 

http://marcoditullio.wordpress.com/2012/10/29/windows-8-file-history-add-custom-folders/



#3 Dark Magician Girl

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 07:54 AM

I see. Something just occurred to me, though. Since I pointed the Videos folder to a custom folder that contains my movies on my data drive, I wonder if that means File History will backup my movies that are located on my data drive without having to do anything extra? I might have to give that a try and see what happens. 


Edited by Dark Magician Girl, 10 December 2013 - 07:55 AM.


#4 Anshad Edavana

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 09:07 AM

Hi

 

If i understand correctly, anything in the libraries will be backed up regardless of their physical location. 



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Posted 11 December 2013 - 06:34 AM

It is straightforward to feature a custom folder to file history. What you wish to try to to is to easily add the custom folder to your librarie.






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