How to Set up Automatically Backup in Windows 10

Setup backup is quite necessary in case of any problem happened to system or data. If there is a system crash, you can simply restore it with backup.


by Yuka Updated on November 1, 2022

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Reasons to Setup Backup in Windows 10

Making a regular backup is important. On one hand, it is human to make mistakes. Important files are often mistakenly deleted and emails containing viruses are accidentally opened. On the other hand, most of us do not have the habit of creating regular backup. As data changed frequently, setup schedule backup on Windows 10 is quite necessary.

If you take regular backup of your systems, there’s no reason to fear data loss. You can simply recover the file from a time before it was deleted, or you can restore to a snapshot taken before the virus happened.

Setup Backup Windows 10 with File History

Windows 10 has two different backup programs: File History and Windows Backup and Restore. Let’s see how to setup backup on Windows 10 with File History. Both tools can be used to set up automatically scheduled backup. Let’s see how to setup backup on Windows 10 with File History.

Step 1: To setup backup Windows 10, first select “Start button”, then click “Settings”, scroll down to find “Update and security”, you can see the picture as follows.

Step 2: Then click “Backup”, you can see the picture as follows.

Add a Drive

Step 3: “Add a drive”, and then choose an external drive or network location for your backups.

Automatically Backup My Files

Step 4: You can also click “More options” to setup backup time.

More Options

Setup Backup in Windows 10 with Windows Backup and Restore

Step 1: click the Windows button and then type in “backup and restore” to find the tool.

Step 2: Click “Set up backup

Setup Backup Windows 10

Step 3: Select where do you want to save your backup.

Save Your Backup

Step 4: At next Window: what do you want to backup? You can tick let Windows choose or let me choose. Then select disk, partitions or files and folders you want to backup.

What to Backup

Step 5: Click the “Save settings and run backup” button to run your first backup.

Windows File History and Windows Backup and Restore are very useful tools. However, they have some limitation. Once the backup disk is full, you have to manually delete old backups. If only there is a software that can make a scheduled backup as well as automatically delete old backup.

Best Way to Setup Backup Windows 10 with Freeware

AOMEI Backupper Standard is a free backup software which is able to backup data for you automatically and periodically on a regular basis. To setup backup with AOMEI Backupper Standard, you should schedule backup in advance. 

It provides five schedule modes: Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Event triggers and sync to backup system, pictures, and personal files and so on. The best part is you can set up automatically delete old backups.

There are two ways to setup backup with AOMEI Backupper Standard.

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Method 1: Take system backup as an example. Click “Backup” --> “System Backup” --> click on “Schedule Backup” and you can schedule backup on Windows 10. See picture as follows.


Tips: at the bottle of the main interface, click Scheme to set automatically delete old backup and retain the latest one backup or several backups.

Enable Automatic Backup Cleanup

Method 2: Select a backup task in the “Home” screen--> click “Advanced”--> click “Schedule”-->set the scheduled backup. See the picture as follows.

Find Schedule


From the above, it is not hard to see setup backup on Windows 10 with AOMEI Backupper Standard is much easier and more convenient than Window utility. With it, you do not have to worry in disk full issue. What’s more, it has many other powerful features which are completely free for users to use. 

What’s more, it has many other powerful features which are completely free for users to use. For instance, if you want to back up changed data regularly, you can do Incremental and Differential backup; you can migrate or transfer your data with clone. If there is something bad happened to system, you can also use AOMEI Backupper Standard to restore it. Just set up backup from now on.

Yuka · Editor
Yuka, our dedicated editor at AOMEI Technology, is committed to bringing you valuable insights and guidance in data protection. Her mission is to empower everyone with her knowledge in computer backup and recovery, disk cloning, file synchronization, and more. Yuka's goal is to do her best to make complex tech tasks simple and ensure that your digital world remains safe and secure.