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Windows 10 Won't Save Changes To File History Settings

by Sheila_Ramon / September 11, 2016 11:20 AM PDT

My Windows 10 laptop (v1607, Build 14393.105) is losing free hard disk space and won't let me change the necessary settings to stop it.

I went to Control Panel > All Control Panel Items >File History > Advanced Settings
Here's what I found:
Save copies of file: Every hour
Keep saved versions: Forever

I made the following changes:
Save copies of files: Daily
Keep saved versions: 1 month

I clicked Save Changes button at the bottom of the screen and closed the dialog.

I went back to Control Panel > All Control Panel Items >File History > Advanced Settings and the original settings were back.
I clicked on the Open Event Log down below. I get a prompt telling me it's creating a snap-in, which fails every time.

My hard disk's free space is getting smaller and smaller. I don't need this! If I want to back up my data, I'll do it manually. How do I fix this problem?

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This doesn't look to be a retail build.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 11, 2016 11:46 AM PDT

I'm seeing this to be an Insider build so report bugs with Insider builds to Microsoft. That's why they issue these builds. So you can find bugs and report.

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It's the free Windows 10 Upgrade, then...
by Sheila_Ramon / September 11, 2016 3:45 PM PDT

...I installed the Windows 10 Anniversary Update yesterday. I upgraded from Windows 8.1 a year ago, then installed the Anniversary Update yesterday and the problem persists.

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I have that and my version is not that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 11, 2016 3:51 PM PDT

I googled a bit more and it still looks like an insider build. Those can be buggy.

Time to call Microsoft and find out if this is so and how to get back to retail versions.

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by renegade600 / September 11, 2016 2:09 PM PDT

make the changes and restart the computer, then see if the changes are there.

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I did. No luck.
by Sheila_Ramon / September 11, 2016 3:43 PM PDT
In reply to: reboot

renegade600: I made the changes and restarted twice and the changes keep reverting back to the original settings.

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