2 Ways | Backup Windows 10 PC to Synology NAS Safely

2 solutions provides in this post to backup Windows 10 PC to Synology NAS? Try the best free Synology NAS backup software to create Synology PC backup.


By Ivy Updated on January 18, 2024

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Why Backup Windows 10 to Synology NAS?

“I bought my computer 5 years ago, I have encountered a very serious problem that I can't boot up my computer, and I don’t know how it happened. Since I’m not a technician so I turn to my friend for help, he told me that my Windows 10 is corrupted and I have to reinstall Windows in my computer, and then he helped me to reinstall Windows 10 system. I’m so excited my computer works eventually. However, many applications I installed before is gone, which makes me spend a lot of time to reinstall.”

Synology NAS

After this, I find the best solution to restore system is to backup data to Synology NAS. Whether your computer is corrupted or crashed, the backup image will not be affected and lay there safe and sound. As long as the network is connected properly, you can access the image and use it to restore your computer, even if the computer does not start. Besides, with the data increasing, the free space of my hard disk is reduced. And I have to backup Windows 10 Operating System to Synology NAS for more disk space.

In sum, it’s obvious that perform Synology backup in Windows 10 is the ideal way to protect important data, and repair Windows 10 problems caused by virus attack, misoperation, improper installation, Windows 10 update, etc.

How to Backup Windows 10 to Synology NAS

How to backup Windows 10 PC to Synology NAS? There are two ways to realize:

  • Use the backup program coming with Windows 10 - Backup and Restore (Windows 7).

  • Try the free Synology backup software - AOMEI Backupper Standard.

I personally prefer to take advantage of the Synology backup software, because AOMEI backupper Standard is more efficient than Windows built-in Backup program, and it’s the easiest way to backup data to Synology NAS. Furthermore, AOMEI Backupper Standard is a freeware which supports many backup operations, clone and restore features.

Before You Backup

Before you backup Windows 10 PC to Synology NAS, please make preparations:

  • Make sure your Synology NAS software and hardware installed.

  • Confirm Synology NAS can work.

  • Create a shared folder on the Synology NAS.

  • Please ensure your computer and Synology NAS within the same Intranet.

  • Download AOMEI Backupper Standard.

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Backup Windows 10 to Synology NAS with AOMEI Backupper

I’ll take system backup as an example below. See details and learn the guidance about how to create Windows 10 backup to Synology NAS  (like DiskStation or others) easily and safely with AOMEI Backupper.

Step 1. Launch AOMEI Backupper program, on the main console, choose "Backup" -> "System Backup".

System Backup

Step 2. Rename the "Task Name" if need be (here is System Backup 1). 

Step 3. Then Select a network location -> select "Share/NAS" -> "Add Network Location". Then type a name in "Display Name" and input the Synology NAS path to set up the Synology NAS as destination location. Then click "OK".

Select A Network Location

Add Network Drive

Tips: The AOMEI Backupper program will select the partition associated with system files automatically, including system partition and system reserved partition, so there is no need to select manually.

Step 4. Press the "Start Backup" button to backup Windows 10 PC to Synology NAS.

Start Backup To NAS

✍ Tips:
If you want to customize more detailed operation on the image file, you can check the Options.
♧ You can backup Windows 10 automatically by checking the Schedule option; you can backup via Daily/Weekly/Monthly, or backup disk by Event Trigger, USB plug in (those two features only available in AOMEI Backupper Professional or higher). AOMEI Backupper also provides full Backup, Incremental or Differential backup etc.

After this guidance, Windows 10 backup to Synology NAS has been successful. You can go to Synology and check if there is a system image. Also, if you want to backup the entire disk, you can follow the steps above to run Disk Backup with AOMEI Backupper. The only difference is that you should choose Disk Backup instead of System Backup.

Backup Windows 10 to Synology NAS with Backup and Restore

If you don’t want to use Synology backup software, you can use the Windows backup software Backup and Restore (Windows 7). It was first introduced in Windows 7 and inherited on Windows 8/8.1/10/11.

Detailed steps are listed below to realize Synology backup PC in Windows 10.

Step 1. Input backup and restore in the search box and select it from the result list.

Step 2. Click Set up backup option.

Step 3. Click Save on a network and then input the Synology server name or IP address and name of the shared folderuser name, password in the next window.

Backup Location

Step 4. Follow the steps on-screen to complete the backup task.

Now, the backup process is finished. You can go to Synology and check if the backup is completed successfully.

Besides, many users want to know how to backup data from Windows computers to Synology NAS. You can create a file backup to Synology for your personal data with AOMEI Backupper. Also, you can turn to Windows built-in tool File History, which gives you a choice to backup specific folders in Windows 10 via Add Folder features.

Wrapping things up

To ensure the safety of your computer, you can choose to backup Windows PC to Synology NAS. How to backup to Synology NAS in Windows 10? Here are two ways for you. The first one is to take make use of a third-party backup utility like AOMEI Backupper. The second one is to make use of Windows backup utility.

Personally, I prefer the third-party tool. With a wizard-like interface, all the steps are much easier. And it provides you multiple backup solutions and smaller features, such as Disk Backup, Partition Backup, File Backup, daily backup, weekly backup, etc. On its advanced version, AOMEI Backupper Professional, you can enjoy more features, including USB plug in, backup scheme, etc.

Up to now, if you do not have a backup, you need to download AOMEI Backupper and create a backup for your computer.

Ivy · Editor
Ivy is an editor of AOMEI Technology, she covers backup & restore,hard disk & partitions management and cloud files transfer and so on for AOMEI. She is an outgoing girl and enjoys helping people find solutions to their problems. She loves traveling, eating, reading and so on. She usually hangs out with friends at her leisure time.