How to Use a Different Drive in File History.

Last updated on December 30th, 2019

In this tutorial you will find detailed instructions on how to use a different drive as the backup destination in File History in Windows 10.

In a previous tutorial I mentioned the way to automatically back your personal files from Documents, Pictures, Music, Videos and Desktop folders. If you 're already using the File History feature to back up your files and you want to use another drive as the backup destination, then read this tutorial to learn how to do that.

How to Select a Different File History Drive.

To change the File History drive:

1. Navigate to Control Panel -> System and Security -> File History.

file history control panel

2. At the left pane, select Select Drive.

How to Use a Different Drive in File History

3. Now choose the drive that you want to use from now on, as the File History backup drive and click OK.

select drive file history

4. Then click Yes to confirm your decision.


5. You 're done! From now on, the File History backup tool, will use the new drive as the backup destination to copy you files. *

* Note: Keep in mind, that after you select the new drive, the stored data on the old File History drive wouldn't be deleted (the backup remains on the old drive). If you want to permanently remove the 'File History' backup from the old File History drive, explore the contents and delete the "FileHistory" folder.


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