By Cherry / Last Updated September 23, 2020

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 on 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.

How to backup files to cloud easily?

In order to backup PC files 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 backup software to backup files to cloud.

Speaking of backup software, AOMEI Backupper is professional backup and restore software which can help 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 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).

How to sync files to cloud storage? Take OneDrive as an example. First, download OneDrive desktop application, install it to your computer, and sign in to your account. Then, download AOMEI Backupper Standard for free and install it. At last, follow the steps below to backup files to cloud.

Step 1. Launch the free backup software, and it will show you the main interface. To backup files to cloud drive, here you need to select Basic Sync under the Sync tab.

File Sync

Step 2. In the Basic Sync page, you can select the files you want to backup, and the destination place to store the files. Click Add Folder first to add the folders you want to backup to cloud.

Add Folder

Step 3. Select the destination OneDrive to store the files by clicking Select a cloud drive from the drop-down menu. In the pop-up window, select OneDrive.

Select a Cloud Drive

Select Cloud

Step 4. Click Start Sync to launch the progress. When the progress reaches 100%, click Finish to exit.

Start Sync


  • 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.

  • You can click Schedule to setup auto backup to cloud. “Daily”, “Weekly”, and “Monthly” modes are available in AOMEI Backupper Standard. Event triggers and USB plug in are available in AOMEI Backupper Professional or higher.

  • When you first backup files to cloud, it will take a long time, which depends on the number of the files to be synced and the speed of your internet connection.


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