How to Backup Multiple Drives at Once in Windows 10

Many users have multiple drives on their computer. There are times when they want to create a backup for all the drives at once. Learn how to complete the task easily from this page.


By Lily Updated on December 14, 2023

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The case: need to backup multiple drives in Windows 10

“I want to back up my main drive, and two internal drives, in full, to my USB HDD. File History appears to allow me to add the internal drives as folders, but does not seem to back them up. Can File History only backup one drive or am I missing something?”

For most users, there are multiple drives on their computer. Some users have one drive for system and one drive for data. Some users have one drive for system, one drive for work files and one drive for entertainment applications. And there are many other situations.

To protect the operating system, you may backup C drive. With a system image at hand, you can easily recover your computer in the event of system issues, such as Windows 10 update KB5001649 issue.

How about to protect data on all internal drives? It would be time-consuming to backup the drives one by one. Does Windows 10 have a backup program to backup multiple drives at once? Read on to get three backup tools you can use in Windows 10.

Method 1: Backup multiple drives with AOMEI Backupuper🔥

AOMEI Backupper Standard, the best free backup software for Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP, offers you all-around backup solutions.

  • There are five types of backup available: System Backup, Disk Backup, Partition Backup, File Backup and Cloud Backup (backup files to AOMEI Cloud). You can choose one backup type that best meets your need.

  • You are allowed to backup to various backup destinations, such as an external hard drive, a USB flash drive, and a Synology NAS, etc.

  • If you want to set an automatic backup, you can use “Schedule Backup” in AOMEI Backupper.

In the coming part, I’ll show you how to backup a disk with multiple partitions simultaneously with the Disk Backup feature and how to backup drives from different disks using Partition Backup separately:

★ Backup multiple drives on one hard disk

1. Download, install and launch AOMEI Backupper. Select “Backup” and then select “Disk Backup”.

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Disk Backup

2. You may name this backup task using the “Task Name” field. Then, click “Add Disk”.

Add Disk

3. In the popup window, select the disk which contains all the drives you want to backup and click “Add”.

Select Disk

4. Select a destination path to store the backup image. It is recommended to backup to an external hard drive or network location, so the image file won’t be affected by system errors.

Select Backup Destination

5. Click “Start Backup” to begin the backup process.

Start Backup

★ Backup several drives from different disks

1. Run AOMEI Backupper. Select “Backup” and then select “Partition Backup”.

Partition Backup

2. Name the task to distinguish it from other backup tasks using the “Task Name” field. Then, click “Add Partition or Volume”.

3. Click on the drives you want to backup and click “Add”.

Add Partitions

4. Select a destination path to store the backup image.

5. Click “Start Backup” and wait for the process to be done.

Click Start Backup

◉ If you backed up your drives with Disk Backup, you can restore all the drives at once from the disk backup image when you encounter data loss.
◉ If you backed up your drives with Partition Backup, you can only restore the drives one by one from the partition backup image.

★ Bonus tip: Windows 10 backup to multiple drives

If you want to backup Windows 10 OS to multiple drives, AOMEI Backupper can also do you a favor. Click Backup > System Backup, and the program will select the source data automatically. You just need to select different drives as the destination place.

System Backup

Method 2: Backup multiple drives with AOMEI Cyber Backup👍

AOMEI Cyber Backup, the best enterprise backup software, provides a convenient and reliable solution for centralized backup management of all Windows operating systems.

  • It enables you to create system/disk/partition backup for a bunch of Windows PCs, supporting Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7.
  • You are allowed to save backup images on a local disk, external hard drive, network share or NAS device, etc.
  • You can schedule a backup task to run every day/week/month using the full/incremental/differential backup method.
  • It also allows you to backup VMware, Hyper-V and SQL databases.

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To backup multiple drives on client PC, follow these steps:

1. Log in AOMEI Cyber Backup. Then, click Source Device Windows Add Windows Device to add the Windows device with the drives you want to backup.

Add Windows Device

2. Click Backup Task on the left menu bar and select Backup Task Create New Task.

Create New Task

3. Choose a backup type based on your need.

>> To backup multiple drives on one hard disk, choose Disk Backup.

>> To backup several drives from different disks, choose Partition Backup.

Select Backup Type

4. Configure backup destination, schedule and other details. Then click Start Backup to run the task.

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If you don’t know how to choose between AOMEI Backupper and AOMEI Cyber Backup, check the comparison table on page Windows PC Backup.

Method 3: Backup multiple drives with Backup and Restore

Windows 10 has inherited the Backup and Restore tool from Windows 7. Follow the guidance below to let Windows 10 backup multiple drives at once:

1. Click the Start button and navigate to Settings > Update & Security > Backup Backup and Restore (Windows 7).

2. In the popup window, click Set up backup.

Set up backup

3. Select a backup location to store the backup files and click Next.

4. Select Let me choose to create a custom backup and click Next.

5. Select the drives that you want to backup and click Next.

Choose Backup Drives

6. The backup task is automatically scheduled to run “Every Sunday at 7:00 PM”. You can click on “Change Schedule” to change the schedule time or turn off the schedule. Click on Save settings and run backup after you confirm all your settings.

Run Backup Drives

Backup and Restore allows you to restore your files on the backed up drives later. Just go to Backup and Restore (Windows 7) > Restore my files. You can restore the whole drive by selecting a folder named “Backup of C:” and the like.


AOMEI Backupper, AOMEI Cyber Backup and Backup and Restore can let Windows 10 backup multiple drives at once. You can also use them to make Windows 7 backup multiple drives simultaneously.

Compared with Backup and Restore, AOMEI Backupper and AOMEI Cyber Backup offer you different backup types for different demands—“Disk Backup” to backup an entire disk which contains multiple drives and “Partition Backup” to backup multiple drives from different disks.

What’s more, AOMEI Backupper owns the clone feature which makes it wonderful hard drive transfer software. Don’t hesitate to go for this tool!

Lily · Editor
Lily Green joined AOMEI in 2018 and has since become a professional in the areas of data protection and data transfer. She is committed to helping users protect their precious computer data and troubleshoot Windows system errors. She consistently stays vigilant about the latest trends in technology, guaranteeing that the given information aligned with the ongoing advancements in the field.