"file history drive disconnected" but is is not

Using my new HP box with Windows 8, Seagate FreeAgent Desk USB external drive (read as drive J) I get the message that it has been disconnected for too long.

Using WD MYBOOK network drive , I cannot use it as my file history using this program (windows File History)




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From the issue description I understand that you are facing an issue setting up an external drive for File History. 


Refer to the link and follow the steps and check,


Set up a drive for File History




How to use File History




What if something goes wrong in File History?




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Last updated March 15, 2020 Views 15,028 Applies to: