Windows 10 forum

Question

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?

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Windows 10 Won't Save Changes To File History Settings
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Windows 10 Won't Save Changes To File History Settings
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Collapse -
Answer
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.

Collapse -
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.

Collapse -
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.

Collapse -
Answer
reboot
by renegade600 / September 11, 2016 2:09 PM PDT

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

Collapse -
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.

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

CNET FORUMS TOP DISCUSSION

Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly

Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?