By AOMEI / Last Updated December 25, 2014

Why to Backup Files in Windows 7?

Computer failures often appear no matter how safe your computer is. Some virus attack computer to lead data missing and incorrect; the computer is halted and files are not saved in 15 minutes; files are accidently deleted; your computer is stolen or damaged by disasters; hard drive breakdown happens. Therefore, it is necessary to backup important files which can avoid many unnecessary troubles. When writing a thesis, if the finished part is not backed up, it will cost much time to begin to write from scratch. It is hard to retrieve the missing or deleted old files. Some music, games, doc etc. files are disastrous for you if missing. But some useless files are not of necessity for backup. To ensure data protection and run computer normally, you should backup files to safe locations.

Backup Files to Safe Locations

As mentioned above, there are more and more important files which are vital for you in Windows 7, under the circumstance, you should take some methods to ensure the files are complete and integrated. You should store the important files to a safe location. There are some storage destinations to be chosen:

  • Choose an external hard drive. You can only connect to computer when file backup, and choose it to be as file backup storage destination.
  • Network or NAS. Backing up files to NAS or Network is safer, if hard drives damage or lose. Only you can connect to internet no matter where you are and no matter when it is.
  • USB, CD or DVD.
  • Local disks.

In fact, you can select storage destination according to your own need. No matter which location you backed files to, it provides safeguard for data security. Once data loss occurs, you can restore files from your backups and save troubles.

Which Way to Backup Files on Windows 7?

Windows 7 Backup Tool

After you know the importance of file backup, and decide backup storage destination, it is time for backup files on Windows 7. Maybe some persons use the built-in backup tool in Windows 7 to backup files. But if you want to have some settings, such as compressing and splitting backup; in addition, it is hard to manage files etc. Windows 7 built-in backup and restore tool is just a feature, its backup and restore function is not perfect and powerful. Therefore, a professional and powerful backup software-AOMEI Backupper Standard will help you to backup files with powerful functions.

AOMEI Backupper for File Backup

It is convenient for users to backup important files with AOMEI Backupper Standard which is a free and excellent software and supports Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, and XP. It’s a simple-to-use application that backs up files, folders, system, disks and partitions. You can choose data according to your need with minimum effort. How to backup files? Look at the below guidance.

Step 1: Under “Backup” and choose “File Backup”.


Step 2: Name the task, then click “Add File” to select the file which you want to backup, and then select a hard disk to be the destination. An external or internal disk, a removable device, USB etc. are allowed. During the backup process, also you can click “Backup Options” to add comments for backup, compress encrypt and split backup image.


Step 3: After finish these settings, click “Start Backup” to finish this process.

In conclusion, in Windows 7, in fact, backing up files is so easy and with the excellent software, you can easily and quickly finish backup.

In addition to create file backup, the software also supports system backup, partition backup, disk backup, incremental and differential backup and schedule backup.