Windows File History Include/Exclude Order of Precedence

file-historywindows 10

I am attempting to configure Win 10 Pro File History without continually backing up stuff I don't want and thus overflowing by backup device. Specifically, I want to exclude all of \users\me\documents except for \users\me\documents\visual studio 2015\projects

Simply trying to use the "Add A Folder" button on Backup Options tab in Settings does not work even though it is present in the XML (see below).

In looking at the contents of the backup drive, there is no content for that included 'projects' subdir. Both the include and exclude are present in \Users\me\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\FileHistory\Configuration\config1.xml:
<UserFolder>C:\Users\me\Documents\Visual Studio 2015\Projects</UserFolder>
<FolderExclude Hidden="true">C:\Users\me\Documents</FolderExclude>

Any advice or relevant pointers appreciated.

Best Answer

You don't need to update XML files.

Go to Control Panel > File History > Exclude folders, click the Add button and select the folder to exclude. Repeat as required.