How to backup and restore your files in Windows 10

It’s always good to have a backup. Keep copies of your files on another drive in case something happens to the originals. With Windows 10, you can setup backup for your PC in few easy steps. First, you need a external drive or a network location where you can store the backup. Connect it to your PC and follow the below steps.

Go to Start , then select Settings  > Update & security > Backup > Add a drive and choose an external drive or network location for your backups.

Windows 10 New Account

All set. Every hour, Microsoft will back up everything in your user folder (C:Usersusername). To change which files get backed up or how often backups happen, go to More options.

If you’re missing an important file or folder, here’s how to get it back:

  1. Search for Restore files from the taskbar and select Restore your files with File History.

  2. Look for the file you need and then use the arrows to see all its versions.

  3. When you find the version you want, select the Restore button to save it in its original location. To save it in a different place, right-click (or press and hold) the Restore button, select Restore to, and then choose a new location.

If you want to see Advanced features related to File History and backup features, you need to go to Control Panel -> System and Security -> File History.

WIndows 10 Backup File History

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