back up and restore files on windows 10

How to Backup Files on Windows 10 and Restore it?

Windows is one of the most common operating systems among us. We all know that it is a product of Microsoft. Microsoft has launched Windows 1.0 on November 20, 1985. It was the first version of windows by Microsoft.

The reason behind creating such an operating system is to grow interests in graphical user interfaces among the general users.

Since 1985 till now, Microsoft has launched several Windows operating systems for their users. So far, the last windows operating system is Windows 10.

As they have launched Windows 10, Microsoft has officially declared to stop giving updates on previous versions. 

Windows 10 is a great operating system having some stunning features like, the start menu return, Cortana on desktop, virtual desktop features, Universal apps, Continum, and so on.

We are not here to talk about the features and all. We are here to talk about something else and that is necessary for every single user.

While using a laptop, or a desktop it is possible that it might get crashed anytime due to technical inconvenience. Sometimes, we put important files on desktop and it will be gone if we set up the windows again.

So, What will you do?

Well, you can take a backup of your files and restore them whenever it is necessary. But how will you do that?

If you know how to take a backup of your important files and restoring them then this content is not for you but if you don’t read this content till the end.

How to backup files on windows 10 to One Drive

Are you thinking where to take the whole backup of your hard drive? Well, you can simply take your backups to One Drive. One Drive is also a Microsoft product and it will save all of your information to the cloud server. So, you can easily access and restore your information when you need it.

The process of taking a backup is really simple. You can download one drive app on your PC or you can take backup directly from their website.

Method 1: One Drive app

Step 1: Download One Drive app on your PC

Step 2: Copy your important files to One Drive folder

Step 3: Now you need to wait until the transfer is completed.

Method 2: One Drive website

Step 1: Log in to One Drive’s website.

Step 2: Select Upload files/folder from the dashboard.

Step 3: Upload the necessary files.

Step 3: Wait until the backup is completed.

Method 3: Portable Hard Drive

Step 1: Connect a Portable hard drive with your device.

Step 2: Select the files/folder you need to copy.

Step 3: Copy and Paste it to the external hard drive.

Step 3: Wait until the backup is completed.

That’s it! This is how you will take backup your files to One Drive.

How to restore files on windows 10 to One Drive

Now you have taken all the backup. But how will you restore it when you need it.

Method 1: One Drive app to your PC

Step 1: Open One Drive on your PC

Step 2: Select and copy the files or folders you need to restore from one 

  drive.

Step 3: Paste it on your desired location on your PC or Laptop.

Method 2: One Drive website

Step 1: Log in to One Drive’s website.

Step 2: Select the files/folder you need to restore.

Step 3: Click download and select the desired location on your PC/Laptop.

Step 3: You are done.

Method 3: Portable Hard Drive

Step 1: Connect the Portable hard drive with your device.

Step 2: Select the files/folder you need to restore.

Step 3: Copy and Paste it to the desired location on your device.

Step 3: Wait until the restoration is completed.

Final Words

Finally, we would say that taking backup of your important files and folders and restore it to your device is a simple process. There are many users who feel scared about the security of their information. We would love to let you know that One Drive is one of the most secure cloud servers where you can upload your information undoubtedly. 

The process is very easy. If your storage space is full you can also upgrade your space if you need it.

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