Backup is a way of imaging the source. It will generate an image of .afi (file backup) or .adi format (system, partition or disk backup).
In this case, you are unable to open and check the source directly in Windows File Explorer.
You need to first restore the backup image and then you can check it. Or, you can use the feature “Explore Image” to view the content of backup without restore. Please check the instructions here.
Also, the backup image itself does not overwrite the destination location. But for system, partition and disk restore, the destination partition or disk will be overwritten. Please perform a backup if there is important data in advance.
To be brief, you can recover your data and system with this feature in case of data loss or system crash. It is a better way to secure your data and system.
And, you can automatically and regularly back up your system and data with the “Schedule Backup” feature in AOMEI Backupper. Please check details here.
Also, the feature “Backup Scheme” enables you to automatically delete backup image files based on the type of scheme you choose so you can automatically manage your storage space.
Please check details here.
If there are still any questions, please contact our AOMEI Support Team.