By Jessie / Last update November 10, 2022

User Case

“Trying to back up files in Windows 10 Settings, clicking ‘Back up now’, the little wheel turns for a short time and above it appears the message ‘Backing up your data ...’. Then the option ‘Back up now’  show again and the message ‘Your data is not yet backed up Windows 10’ appeared.

Obviously, the backup didn’t work. How can that problem be solved?”

From this user’s case, we can see the user is unable to back up data in Windows 10, which can result in the loss of previous data due to lack of backup, and data security is not guaranteed. So, why does this problem occur? How to ensure the security of data when such problem occurs? This article will answer this question and show you how to protect your data.

Reason for Your Data Is not yet Backed Up in Windows 10

Many people find that their data such as documents, music, photographs, videos, and other things cannot be backed up normally using File History since February 2021, the error message is “Windows 10 backup your data is not yet backed up”.

After receiving this error message, many users try to find solutions and fix it, but they does not find any feasible methods on the Internet. After a period of time, around Windows Update in April 2021, this problem is solved without any prompts. It’s said this problem was solved by Microsoft, but they don’t admit the problem. In sum, it’s solved.

Simple and Efficient Free Backup Software to Protect Data

In order to avoid the recurrence of this situation that the Windows 10 File History your data is not yet backed up, users are able to use a reliable backup software to back up their data, which can improve the security of data. I’d like to recommend AOMEI Backupper Standard to you. Below are some obvious advantages of it:

  • It supports 5 backup solutions, namely, file backup, cloud backup, system backup, disk backup, partition backup. Thus, you can backup any items you want.
  • It supports schedule backup at a fixed interval, including daily, weekly, monthly.
  • It supports backing up only changed files with incremental or differential backup.
  • It has a great compatibility in the operating system (Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10, 11, XP, Vista, etc.) and storage device (USB, HDD, SSD, NAS, cloud service, etc.).    

How to Solve Your Data Is not yet Backed Up in Windows 10?

If you want to use AOMEI Backupper Standard Edition to solve the problem that your data is not yet backed up in Windows 10, you can make a file backup. The following is a specific graphic tutorial.

Step 1. Download AOMEI Backupper Standard Edition and launch the software. You can click “Backup” on the left side of the main page of the software, and then select “File Backup”.

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File Backup

Tip: If you have an AOMEI account, you can choose to backup files to AOMEI Cloud with the Cloud Backup feature. And it still offers you 1TB of free cloud storage in 15 days.

Step 2. Click Add Folder or Add File to choose what you want to back up.

Add Folders File

Step 3. Choose a location you want to store the backup.

Select Destination

Step 4. You can choose “Options or Schedule Backup” to get more settings.

Options: You can enable email notification, choose the compression level for the backup file and select splitting ways you want, etc.

Schedule Backup: You can set the backup task to run automatically at fixed interval so as to protect your data continuously, especially for changes made later.

Schedule Settings

Step 5. After you’ve finished this, click Start Backup to back up your system and data.

Start Backup


  • If you want to backup only changed data instead of all of them every time, you can use incremental backup or differential backup (supported by professional version).
  • If you don’t want to be bothered by insufficient disk space due to multiple backups, you can use Backup Scheme in the professional version.

This problem “your data is not yet backed up Windows 10” is resolved by Microsoft though it does not admit. If you don’t want to lose data owing to such situation, you could consider using a more reliable backup software, AOMEI Backupper, for example.

By using it, you can backup what you want, such as, files and folders, system, disk, partition. And it has many useful backup features, such as, daily/weekly/monthly backup, incremental/differential backup, normal or high compression level, etc. Fore more, download it and explore yourself.