By Lily / Last update June 15, 2021

Should you backup files and folders?

Computer playing an important role in our daily life today. People use computer to do many things. With time goes by, users stored many files and folders on the computer. However, computer isn’t a safe place for files and folders. 

There are many unexpected reasons which may lead your data lose permanently such as system crash, computer stolen, hard drive broken, even natural disaster, etc. The best way to keep the data safe is to backup files and folders. So, yes, you should backup your important files and folders definitely.

How to backup files and folders on a computer?

How to backup files on a computer? You may ask this questions. The Windows backup tool supports you set up automatic backups or manually backups for your files and folders at any time, take Windows 10 as an example.

1>. Press Win+R, type Control Paneland press Enter, select System and Maintenance, then, click Backup and Restore.

2>. If you use the Windows Backup first, click Set up backup, then, follow the wizard to backup your files and folders. If you have already create a backup before, you can wait for your scheduled backup to occur, or you can manually create a new backup by clicking Back up now.

However, Windows Backup may requires for an administrator password or confirmation, which is annoying, and you may find that it cannot backup single file. Plus, the Windows Backup cannot compress the size of files/folders. 

So, if there are large files and folders, the backup images will occupy a large space on the destination place. Fortunately, there is a good backup software that can backup files and folders more flexible without those restrictions.

AOMEI Backupper is a free backup software to backup files and folders for Windows 10/8/7. You can use it to backup files and folders to secure your photos, musics, videos, office documents and many other important files. It supports you to setup a schedule backup, choose incremental or differential backup manually or automatically.

How to backup files and folders with AOMEI Backupper?

Backup files and folders with AOMEI Backupper only need a few clicks. Before you do, here are some tips for you:

● Do not backup files and folders on the same hard drive that the Windows operating system installed on.

● An external hard drive could be the best device to store the backup images. Such as CD/DVD, USB flash drive, etc.

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Step 1. Download AOMEI Backupper Standard, install and launch it. SelectFile Backup under Backup tab.

File Backup

Step 2. Select the files and folders you want to backup by clicking Add File and Add Folder. AOMEI Backupper supports you backup files with a certain file extension after upgrading. Then, select the device where you want to store the backup images on.

Select Destination


★You can setup more by clicking Backup Options. Here you can add comments, make a compress for your large files/folders.

★The Schedule provides specific auto backup settings for daily, weekly, monthly, and incremental or differential backup.

Step 3. After all the settings, click Start Backup to launch the progress. When it’s done, click Finish to exit.

With the help of AOMEI Backupper, you can finish your job with only few clicks. Once the data lost due to unexpected reasons, you can restore files with this backup image immediately to reduce the damage. Besides, it has many other utilities for you to keep your data safe.