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Windows 8 File Backup decreased my hard drive's limit from 500 GB to 32 GB RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hey guys, so I recently turned on file history of my Windows 8, and used my 500 GB Western Digital External Hard Drive as the drive I want to save my stuff to. It when on to save the files, but, when I inserted my external hard drive to my computer, I noticed that the space present for my hard drive was now 32 GB only. Is there any explanation why this happened, and are there any solutions to change my hard drive's limit to 500 GB again? Thanks.
    Wednesday, May 14, 2014 5:08 AM

Answers

  • Check this : http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/25820-file-history-cleanup-delete-older-versions-windows-8-a.html


    Arnav Sharma | http://arnavsharma.net/ Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    • Marked as answer by Karen Hu Tuesday, May 27, 2014 2:03 AM
    Wednesday, May 14, 2014 5:24 AM
  • Hi,

    Have you checked the link provided by Arnav Sharma?

    The space might be occupied by different versions of the same files, we might take a try with the suggestions to delete old files as mentioned in the above link(this one), if this didn't help much, please keep us updated with the current situation.

    Meanwhile, please also take a look into the below article regarding file history:

    What if something goes wrong in File History?

    Best regards


    Michael Shao
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Karen Hu Tuesday, May 27, 2014 2:03 AM
    Monday, May 19, 2014 5:43 AM

All replies

  • Check this : http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/25820-file-history-cleanup-delete-older-versions-windows-8-a.html


    Arnav Sharma | http://arnavsharma.net/ Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    • Marked as answer by Karen Hu Tuesday, May 27, 2014 2:03 AM
    Wednesday, May 14, 2014 5:24 AM
  • Hi,

    Have you checked the link provided by Arnav Sharma?

    The space might be occupied by different versions of the same files, we might take a try with the suggestions to delete old files as mentioned in the above link(this one), if this didn't help much, please keep us updated with the current situation.

    Meanwhile, please also take a look into the below article regarding file history:

    What if something goes wrong in File History?

    Best regards


    Michael Shao
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Karen Hu Tuesday, May 27, 2014 2:03 AM
    Monday, May 19, 2014 5:43 AM