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Posted on 2016-10-08
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I was working from my 450 GB SSD, my O:/ drive.  That drive is where I store and edit image files along with the Lr catalog.  

The other day, when tried to start Lr i got a message saying the drive was too full and Lr could not be opened.  I checked the drive and found a 199 GB file named "FileHistory".  I have no idea how it got there because I use this  drive, exclusively, for editing images in Lr.  

I am a Carbonite subscriber so thought this was a Carbonite issue, but they told me it was a Windows backup drive.

I moved the file to another, external, drive and now I get this message in my Notifications popout: Re-connect your Drive. File HistoryDrive is disconnected. then click to restart it.

Since I am backup my files with Carbonite so I suspect that  this backup is not really necessary, so how it got on my O:/ is really a moot issue, the issue is how do I stop the Notifications I get every day?

Or am I wrong, should I fix it, and move the file somewhere else and keep it working?

ps can some tell me why Windows 10 is not found in the Topics search results?
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File History is a feature of Windows 10 where it keeps backups of your data, including multiple versions of files ... e.g. if you need to access a previous version of a file, you just right-click on it and select "Previous Versions".

It's a nice feature -- but it DOES require a lot of free space ... it's best to set it up to use a spare multi-TB drive that you've installed for just this purpose.    It is NOT, however, really required for backups when you have Carbonite, since Carbonite is automatically backing up your system in a much more reliable way than local backups provide.   In your case, I'd simply turn off File History.  [Settings - Update & Security - Backup ... and simply turn Off File History]
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Great! Thanks, I've turned it off and deleted the file.
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