Smart backup in the cloud in 3 steps

We regularly cover backing up because unfortunately it is still necessary. Backing up is boring, you don't want to think about it. With this as a starting point, we are going to set up a backup to the cloud once, so that you don't have to worry about it again.

Step 1: Genie Timeline

We are going to make the backup with the free version of Genie Timeline and save the backup in OneDrive, the cloud service from Microsoft. Here you get 15 GB of free storage. This is more than enough for all your documents. Also read: How to easily secure your cloud storage.

Create the folder in your OneDrive via Windows Explorer My backup folder at. The files you store here are automatically uploaded to Microsoft's OneDrive cloud. Download and install Genie Timeline. You need to set two things: the location you want to back up to and the data you want to back up.

Step 2: Backup

click on Select backup drive, choose Select another target and point the folder My backup folder to your OneDrive.

You don't need to know where your mail files are, Genie Timeline already knows that! All you have to indicate in the program is that you want to back up your email. The files are found automatically. This also applies to the profile Office files and Pictures. Through My Documents checking this box will include this complete folder in your backup. click on This computer if you want to choose folders yourself. Be careful with your selection that you stay within the storage capacity of your OneDrive.

Step 3: Restore

Once you've set up Genie Timeline, you don't have to worry about it anymore. The program will automatically backup to your OneDrive and maintain the backup automatically. OneDrive takes care of the storage in the cloud.

You can restore files from your backup via the button Put back. You can restore folders or use the search function to find a particular file. Genie Timeline's timeline feature comes in handy when you're looking for an earlier version of a file.

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