How to select drive for File History backup

April 15, 2019 at 07:58:05
Specs: Windows 10
I open the Settings app and go to Update & Security > Backup.Once you're there, hook up your external hard drive to Windows and then in the Settings app click the “+” next to Add a drive.
I have done this. It recognises my external drive that is plugged into my USB in the front of the computer BUT it will not recognise another of my external drives that is plugged into a USB hub at the back of my computer.

When I click on this PC from my desktop it show up ALL internal and external drives fine.
What do I have to do to fix this?
Thanks


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#1
April 15, 2019 at 10:04:17
Try Restarting the computer (rather than shut down and startup) and see if this fixes anything.

If not see what happens when you swap drives between front and back USB sockets.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#2
August 30, 2019 at 06:38:07
USB ports tend to do stuff like that. I think there is a power issue somewhere, which makes it seem like the USB port totally doesn't work. You can buy a (cheap) USB-hub, and plug it in the USB port that is working. But then don't plug in 10 USB devices into that hub (depending on the number of ports in the hub obviously) because you may end up with the same problem: low on power.

It may be a motherboard issue.
What you can do is buy a PCI-E to USB card, and use that USB port then. It's actually used a lot for people to install USB 3.0 on a motherboard that doesn't have USB 3.0 by design, because PCI-E is universal, old, and very fast.

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#3
August 30, 2019 at 20:40:51
Please note that this is an April Tread, the OP has not been back since.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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