By Lily / Last update August 8, 2016

Cannot make backup files

Have you ever meet the problem that you cannot make backup files? A user meet the problem that he can’t create a backup of his company file. He can still work in his company file, and all his data seems intact. However, when he close the program and try to backup the data, the backup won’t complete. He tried many ways to create a backup, portable company file, accountant file. But the backup fails with an error message and the program just quits with other error.

Another user tried to create backup files for a week on his Windows 7, so he was going to back up to a local NAS, however, he got an error that Windows is installed on does not have enough space or it could be a temporary error. But his local hard disk has 290GB free and his NAS has 200GB free.

Why cannot make backup files?

For those kind of situations, you cannot make backup files for your Windows.

1. Your files have already be damaged. Thus, you need fix them and then, you may back up the files.

2. Windows built-in backup tool could not create a zip file. Thus, you many have not enough space to store the backup image.

How to make backup files?

With those kind of problem, how to create backup files for your Windows? Here we highly recommend you a third party software AOMEI Backupper, a freeware that can help you do backups more flexible. You can use it to create system backup, disk backup, partition backup. What’s more, it is a good restore software too, all the backup images can be restored in a few seconds.

To make backup files, you’d better store them on an external hard drive separated from the hard drive your system installed on. So that your files could be safe when the hard drive damaged. Thus, you need prepare a large enough external hard drive before backing up files, connect it to the computer and make sure it can be detected. Then, you can follow the steps to backup files.

Step1. Download AOMEI Backupper free, install and launch it. Click File Backup under the Backup tab. If you want to backup all data on the drive, you can backup disk by clicking Disk Backup.

File Backup

Step2. Then, you can select the files you want to backup and select the destination place step by step. If you want to do an automatically backup, you can click the Schedule to setup the frequency for daily, weekly, monthly.

Start Backup

Step3.After all the settings, click Start Backup to launch the progress. When the job done, click Finish to exit.


● Do not extract the external hard drive while you are backing up.

● With the AOMEI Backupper software, you can make backup files for Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10. The operations is very simple and easy. Besides, you can create bootable media to help you boot the computer when its unbootable, and it can do more than this.