By Cherry / Last Updated October 21, 2016

Why you need to backup Windows 10 files and settings?

Since Microsoft released Windows 10, more and more users upgrade their Windows 7 or Windows 8 to the latest operating system. But no matter what operating system you are using, backup should be the most important thing. Because even you upgrade to Windows 10, you still face the problems such as system crashes, computer fails, laptop stolen, human wrong operation, or other unexpected accidents, which may cause data loss. Under this circumstance, backup Windows 10 files and settings in previously would minimize the damage. When the bad things happen, you can use the backup image to restore Windows 10 files and settings so that you do not need to take a lot of time for re-installing OS.

How to backup Windows 10 files and settings?

It is always good to have a backup when you installed OS so that you can keep copies of your files and settings on another hard drive in case something happens to the originals. But how to backup Windows 10 files and settings? Here you can follow the detailed steps.

Click Start button, select Settings-> Update & Security-> Backup-> Add a drive. Then, you can choose an external drive or NAS for your backups.

File History

All set. It will back up everything in your user folder (C:\Users\username) by default. To change which files get backed up or how often backups happen, go to More options.

Safely and quickly way to backup Windows 10 files and settings

Besides Windows 10 File History backing up Windows 10 files and settings, here we provide you another safely and quickly way to do the task. That is using AOMEI Backupper to backup Windows 10 files and settings.

AOMEI Backupper is a remarkable backup software for Windows operating systems including Windows 7/8/10, etc. It provides you four backup ways: System Backup, Partition Backup, Disk Backup, File Backup. You can choose one according to your requirements. To backup Windows 10 files and settings, you can choose System Backup which will backup all system files and settings of Windows. Before backing up, prepare an external hard drive to store the backups. Connect it to your computer and make sure it can be detected. Then, follow the detailed steps below:

Step1. Install and launch AOMEI Backupper, click Backup and select System Backup.

System Backup

Step2.AOMEI Backupper will select the system partition as the source party in default. All you have to do is to select a destination place to store the backups. Here we choose to backup Windows 10 files and settings to an external hard drive F:\. Confirm the operations, if there is no problem, click Start Backup to launch the progress.

Start ackup

Note:Here you can set up more for the backup by the marked tools. Like create an automatically backup for daily, weekly, monthly, event triggers. Or choose to do an incremental or differential backup.

Backup Windows 10 files and settings with Windows backup software is much easier and more flexible than Windows 10 File History. You can also use AOMEI Backupper to create Windows 10 recovery disk. If necessary, you can also use it to restore system to an earlier date.