Currently I am using File History on my Windows 8.1 Pro machine to backup all my data to an additional disk drive. Now I would like to migrate to Windows 10 Pro by reinstalling the whole system (no in-place upgrade).

Will my backup still be readable after a fresh Windows 10 installation? Is there some form of migration task I need to perform on the data beforehand?

  • To add some information to my own question: After doing an in-place upgrade I was still able to access my File History. Next step will be a clean installation and see if Windows can still access the backup... I will report back. – Matze Nov 6 '15 at 20:44

So yes, after a clean Windows 10 installation File History is still able to read the old backups which reside on a seperate disk.

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