By AOMEI / Last Updated December 29, 2016

What is file backup?

File backup, to make it easy, is to have a copy of certain files. This copy is called the image files of the source files. However, file backup is not completely equal to file copy. Through backup, not only the numerous data are duplicated, but also the file itself and all the other matters are duplicated, such as the properties. Actually, file backup is similar to partition/volume backup, system backup or disk backup.

Why we need to backup files?

In case of potential accidents, such as system breakdown, we need to backup the files on our computers. Nowadays, the computer is an indispensible equipment in our work, study and entertainment. Bearing with too much workload and carrying too many files, computers are easy to break down. As a result, the files in the failed computers will lose. If we did not backup those files, they would be lost forever. Therefore, for the important files, we should make a backup of them. Thus, even if the system crash happens, we can restore those files by the image ones. AOMEI Backupper Standard is a freeware to help us backup not only our files, but also our partitions, volumes, systems and disks.

Brief introduction to AOMEI Backupper

It is an entirely new and powerful software which helps you to backup and restore certain objects, including files, system, disks and partitions, under your requirement. Besides, it can also clone partitions and disks. Moreover, there are several utilities: image checking and exploring, images merging and bootable media creating.

How to backup files with AOMEI Backupper?

With a terse and clear interface, AOMEI Backupper makes it easy for you to use it. Once started, it will lead you to where you intend to get. Generally speaking, only a few steps are needed to finish file backup.

Step 1: Download AOMEI Backupper and start it on the computer.

Step 2: Choose “Backup” on the left; then choose file backup.

Step 3: Click “Add File” or “Add Folder” in the Step 1 column.

Choose Add File

Step 4: Choose a file in the popup window. (for more files, repeat step3 and 4; for wrong choice, click “Delete”)

Step 5: Click “Step2” on the main interface and choose a destination.

Choose Destination

Step 6: Click “Start Backup” on the lower right corner (the software will start to work).

Step 7:Click “Finish” when it finishes.

When the backup finishes, you can check out whether data have been backed up to your planed destination by going there. Still, you can check whether the image file is complete by checking image. Checking image can also find out errors in image files if there is one or two.

Besides the functions mentioned above, AOMEI Backupper standard has many other special settings. For example, if you want your files or disks to be backed up every certain period of time, instead of handing the same operation every time, you can set a schedule. Therefore, it will automatically backup the files or disks at a set time, daily, weekly or monthly without even start the software.

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