How to backup Windows 10 in 3 steps

Theft, loss, and Windows crash have one thing in common: you lose files. Backing up is no fun, but it's your only salvation if something goes wrong. In this article you can read what you can do with AOMEI Backupper to protect you from data loss in Windows 10.

Step 1: AOMEI Backupper for Windows

AOMEI Backupper for Windows is a very versatile program and offers everything you need to make a good backup. Download and install the free version of the program. Everything that has to do with securing files is behind the button backup. Data recovery is via the button Restore. Also read: How to make a duplicate backup safely and quickly.

You can store your backups on an external hard drive. The storage is cheap and data transfer fast, especially if you use USB 3.0. You can also use the program to make backups to a NAS (network drive).

Step 2: Full backup

There are several ways to make a backup. Of System backup the program creates an image file of Windows and the C drive. Of Disk Backup the entire disk is backed up. Most drives (and SSDs) are split into multiple "parts" (partitions), for example a C drive and a D drive. Of partition backup you can choose which part of your drive you want to back up.

Think carefully about which scenario is ideal for your situation. The more you secure, the less you lose in the event of a crash or other loss.

Step 3: Back up files

AOMEI Backupper can also perform file-level backups. This is especially useful for folders that you use very frequently, such as your Documents and Photos folder. The option is called file backup and is an excellent addition to a time-consuming system backup. Go to Backup / File backup and adjust Step 1 the folder (or folders) you want to back up. Bee Step 2 choose the location where you want to save the backup, for example your NAS. click on schedule if you want to automate the backup. You can find your backups under the button Restore. From here you can have your files restored.

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