Windows 8.1 64 bit operating system. I don't have a Microsoft account.
I have two different external drives. I am unable to get file history to turn on with either drive. I have done a web search and have seen that others have this same issue. Is this an issue with file history? I am able to view files/folders on my external drives. I have tried different USB ports and I get the same results. I have tried to turn on file history through the control panel and through pc settings. I turned on file history in services under admistrator tools and it does turn on but when I close that window file history turns off. My externals are formated to NTFS.
Also tried to use file history with a flash drive but was unable to get it to work.
If this is an issue that can't be resolved should I use software such as FBackup or Genine Time line?
I use free aomei backupper for system backups. They do have a file/folder save option. What would be the difference in useing any of the above software or using copy/paste to put folders/files on external?
Any help and suggestions are appreciated.
The first two screen shots are from the control panel. I didn't capture the whole control panel window.
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