By Lily / Last update June 15, 2021


About cloud storage service

Cloud storage service is more and more popular for users to store data. It does not need the extra hard drive so that you can free a lot of space of your computer. It only needs you to create a cloud account and keep online. There are many cloud storage services you can use, and here we highly recommend Google Drive, Dropbox, Amazon Drive, and OneDrive to you, for you can download and install their desktop applications to local drive and use them more conveniently.

Cloud Drives


Why backup files to cloud?

Most computer users do not make a backup for their data. Thus, when some bad things happen, they lose their important files, and then, regret that they did not back them up before. Owing to so many cases of losing data, more and more users realize the importance of file backup.

For a long time, users backup data to a local hard drive, or backup to an external hard drive like a USB flash drive, or backup to NAS. It is hard to say that backing up files to cloud is a wise way, but online backup is a real alternative to local backups.


Best free software for cloud backup - AOMEI Backupper

In order to backup computer to cloud, you need to download and install a cloud drive application to your local drive, and then, input your cloud account to log in. If you do not have one, you can create an account by signing up. Then, use reliable file backup software to backup files to cloud.

Speaking of file backup software, AOMEI Backupper is a professional file backup service which helps you backup flies to cloud for free. You can operate it effortlessly with its easy-to-use interface. You may benefit a lot from its following features:

  • It supports various cloud clients including Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, Box, SugarSync, hubiC and Cloudme. It also supports most NAS devices so you can sync local folders to Synology.

  • It allows you to auto backup files to cloud with the “Schedule” feature.

  • It is compatible with all Windows PC operating systems (Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP, 32 bit and 64 bit).

Please download AOMEI Backupper Standard for free and install it.

Download Freeware Win 10/8.1/8/7/XP
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How to backup files to cloud automatically?

How to sync files to cloud for free? We will backup files to OneDrive for example.

Before backup files to cloud, Please download OneDrive desktop application, install and sign in to your account. Then, And follow the steps below to backup files to cloud automatically.

Step 1. Launch the free backup software - AOMEI Backupper Standard. Select Basic Sync under the Sync tab.

File Sync

Step 2. Click Add Folder to add the folders you want to backup to cloud.

Add Folder

Step 3. Select the cloud (OneDrive) as destination: tap triangle icon and Select a cloud drive, choose OneDrive and click OK.

Select a Cloud Drive

Select Cloud

Step 4. Tick Schedule > General > Daily/Weekly/Monthly/Event triggers/USB plug in, and click OK.

Schedule Settings General

★ Tip: The Event triggers and USB plug in in Schedule settings are available in AOMEI Backupper Professional or higher. Please upgrade to enjoy.

Step 5. Press Start Sync to backup files to cloud (OneDrive) automatically on regular basis. When the progress reaches 100%, click Finish to exit.

Start Sync

★ Note: If you do not want to backup all files in the folder, you can upgrade to AOMEI Backupper Professional so that you can sync or backup files with a certain file extension automatically for more convenience.

Besides, you could backup files to Google Drive, backup Dropbox to external hard drive to protect your files.



AOMEI Backupper makes it easy and flexible to backup files to cloud storage service. Actually, it is not only professional file backup software but also powerful SSD migration tool. It can help you clone HDD to SSD and clone SSD to larger SSD within a few steps.

The Professional edition helps you to migrate Windows 10 to SSD without reinstalling anything and offers command line backup/restore/clone, dynamic disk volume clone, etc.

If you prefer to sync files between Windows Servers, please try the Server edition.