File History Service Is Grayed Out | No Usable Drives Found [Fixed]

My File History Service is grayed out and can't turn back on. I double-clicked Startup Type from File History Service and changed from Manual to Automatic. After the computer restarted, I went Back up using File History and got the message: No useable drives found.

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Brithny· Answered on Jul 20, 2023

Suppose you find that File History Service is grayed out and the system promotes that 'No Usable Drives Found'. Don't worry. File History requires an external hard drive, so the File History Service may gray out if your computer doesn't have an external hard drive.

In this case, check if your Windows PC has a second hard drive at first, such as drive D on your computer. And here are common causes of the 'No Usable Drives Found' issue:

  • You Unintentionally turned off the 'File History', so your computer will not locate any drives to back up your data.
  • You accidentally disabled the system protection setting so that it won't detect usable drives on your computer.

You can find out the cause of the issue of File History Service being grayed out and 'No Usable Drives Found' on your PC and find the corresponding solution according to the reason.

Suppose your hard drive is corrupted/damaged, so File History Service can't detect it. In that case, we recommend using a more efficient and fast method: data recovery software, such as EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard.

It supports data recovery of various file types under different situations, including recovering data on SD cards, USB drives, external hard drives, etc. You can follow the steps below to recover corrupted hard drive:

Step 1. Install and open the EaseUS data recovery tool on your PC, and choose the partition storing the lost/deleted data.

Step 2. Click 'Scan' on the selected partition to view all content of it, including lost/deleted data.

Step 3. Select the data that need to restore, click 'Recover', and save it to a secure location.

Read More: How to Recover Data from External Hard Drive (4 Ways Available)

Use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to recover deleted or lost files easily and quickly.

Tutorials on how to recover lost, deleted, or formatted data from HDD, SSD, USB, SD card, or other storage media on Windows and Mac.

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