I have run the Windows 8 file history since I installed W8 last October and each time I run it I get another duplicate set of documents, photos, video's, everything. After I accumulate 5-6 copies that amount to 45gb of space on my extended hard drive I delete the file history file and start over.
I'm using Windows 8 on a laptop and therefore do not have the HDD connected all the time. I run backups occasionally and whenever I run it all files are duplicated over and over again. By running it occasionally I mean sometimes daily, sometimes weekly. I've made all sorts of modifications but nothing works.
This is not a new problem and there are several complaints to Microsoft regarding people with this problem so I thought I'd ask the question on this forum.
My main question is, is there a different backup / restore application that will work besides the W8 File History? Does the old backup from Windows 7 still work?