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Make it Faster! Windows 10 File History is Running Pretty Slow

Updated on Apr 23, 2019 by Brithny to Todo Backup Resource

Summary:
Windows 10 File History is running slow, hanging up or not working when you are trying to backup terabytes of data. Relax! Read this page and make your data backup faster, and you can also simply use a free File History alternative to backup your data in a simple and fast way.

File Backup in File History is Slow or Not Working:

"When I use file backup located in the Activity window under File History, it is either hanging up, slow or not working. It runs so long that I have to manually turn it off. I see that the USB drive that I chose to back up my files is responding but it even after an hour the drive is still active. And the activity center says that it is still backing up so I end up turning it off and stopping the backup.  Is there anything I can do to solve the problem? This File History is so slow that it takes forever to load!"

Three Steps to Fix "Windows 10 File History is Running Slow" Issue

If your File History takes forever to load, you must follow these steps to fix this issue and backup your data in a fast way. First, you must perform a clean boot and then use SFC to scan your error, and finally, use a useful backup tool to backup data even terabytes of data quickly. Now, follow the details below:

PAGE CONTENT:
Part 1. Perform a Windows 10 Clean Boot
Part 2. Run System File Checker and Fix the Slow File History
Part 3. Backup Files with File History Alternative - EaseUS Todo Backup

Part 1. Perform a Windows 10 Clean Boot 

  • From the Start menu, type msconfig.
  • Select "System Configuration" from the search results.
  • On the Services tab of the System Configuration dialog box, tap or click to select the "Hide all Microsoft services" checkbox, and then tap or click "Disable" all.
  • On the Startup tab of the System Configuration dialog box, tap or click "Open Task Manager".
  • On the Startup tab in Task Manager, for each startup item, select the item and then click "Disable".
  • Close "Task Manager".
  • On the Startup tab of the System Configuration dialog box, tap or click "OK", and then restart the computer.

Part 2. Run System File Checker and Fix the Slow File History

Right-click the Start button and select "Command Prompt (Admin)".
Type sfc /scannow into the Command Prompt window and press "Enter" to run a full system scan.

Leave the Command Prompt to run – this may take between 5-10 minutes. After the process is finished at 100%, if everything goes well, you would get the message 'Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.' If you see a message 'Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files and successfully repaired them', it tells you that you have successfully repaired missing or corrupted system files in Windows 10 with SFC.

Part 3. Backup Files with File History Alternative - EaseUS Todo Backup

After you have finished the two steps above, you'd better choose a better backup tool to backup your data. A reliable third-party backup and recovery software, like EaseUS Todo Backup, works better than the Windows built-in File History backup utility. Why is that? 

Except for Windows 8/8.1/10, the software supports all other Windows platforms including Windows Vista/XP/7 and the backup have much more options which allow users to back up the system, hard disk, files, and email at everywhere to the external hard drive, network, and cloud. 

What's more, you can start scheduled backup by detecting the connection of USB device. The period of the backup is fast even when you are backing up large files! Never hesitate to try our free backup software, it is really helpful and easy to use.

Step 1. Open EaseUS Todo Backup and select "File Backup".

You may have a large amount of vital data to be protected as time goes on, such as documents, pictures, music, and videos, etc. It is always a good habit to have a backup on a regular basis. File Backup is one of the best choices for you to get over unexpected data loss.

click file backup to back up files

Step 2. Select the files that you want to back up.

If you just want to back up one or some specific file types from one folder, the option at top right corner can help you exclude the other files.

select the file type to back up

Step 3. Select a destination to save your backup file. You'd better create the backup file in some other storage media or in some other drive. If not, there may be a risk of the backup file getting corrupted or destroyed.

select the destination to save your backups

Advanced backup settings are useful when you want to create a flexible and automatic backup plan. 

information about advanced settings

The schedule is to create an automatic backup plan.

what is schedule backup

Backup options are to edit the advanced parameters. 

backup options

Image-reserve strategy is to reserve the limited image as per image retention rule.

image-reserve strategy

Advanced backup settings are for reference only but not a prerequisite for backup.

Step 4. Click "Proceed" to execute your operation.