By Cherry / Last Updated September 26, 2016

Why We Need to Backup Data before System Restore?

Backing up data before system restore is a good manner for keeping data safe. We usually recover system when the system had some problems. For example, the system due to some unknown reasons, system data loss caused by the employment of some software, data inconsistency caused by sudden power failure and more.

We may backup system at time after installing the system so that we can restore the system at a short minute when system crashed. But there are adding more new data with the PC used. There will be more files and images on the system partition. If there are some troubles with the system, and we have to restore it, what about the new added data? We may get error while restoring system, and that would lead the data lose. However, if we backup data before system restore, we can ensure the data safe.

To ensure that we won’t lose our data, we should back them up regularly and don’t put them in the system partition. We can backup data use Windows built-in backup and restore, or with the help of some data loss prevention software.

Backup Data by Windows Built-in Backup and Restore

We may use Windows built-in backup and restore to backup system before, and we can backup data with it, too.

Click the "Start" menu and open the "Control Panel", select the "Backup and Restore", you can set up backup by click the "Set up Backup" at the right pane, and do the steps following the wizard.

Set up Backup

As a built-in Windows function, the operation seems a little complicated and it will take a long time, what’s more, it will produce large image files. That is to say, we must provide enough storage space when we want to backup the whole system partition. So, we can find a better way to backup data.

Backup Data with Third Party Backup Software (Recommended)

Before we restore system, we need to backup system and the added important data on the system partition so that after restoring system, the data won’t lose. Considering with the data safe and the effective, we recommended you the third party software AOMEI Backupper to backup data before system restore. It can ensure the data safe, and the operation is simple and easy too. It seems more effective. Especially when we add some new important data at the system partition, we can backup files and folders alone with this software.

Backup data with the help of AOMEI Backupper becomes easier. It can backup single file or folder, and its high comprehension ratio can reduce the storage space effectively. You can compress image file to save storage space.

First, install and launch AOMEI Backupper (This software has free edition, you can download it at the official web). Click the “File Backup” under the “Backup” tab.

File Backup

Then, click the “Add Files” or “Add Folders” at the step1 to choose what you want to backup, especially the new important data. Select the destination where you will put the backup in. We suggest that you choose other local partitions except the system partition, or you can choose an external hard disk to save the backup. Click “Start Backup”.

Backup Steps

Finally, wait for the execution, and after it, click “Finish”, you have already backup data before system restore. And you can recovery system without worrying about data lose.

Finish Click

Thus, you have finished the data backup before system recovery successfully. And you can use it to restore computer before when you need.


  • AOMEI Backupper can keep the data safe, so don’t worry about it. Backup the files before system restore can save the important data and give the users a big help.
  • If your computer cannot start up, you can make a bootable media with AOMEI Backupper.
  • AOMEI Backupper can not only backup data, but also clone data to other place. It’s very useful and cost-effective.