Best Way to Backup Windows 7/8/10/11 to WD My Cloud

In this article, you will find the best way to backup Windows 7 to Western Digital (WD) My Cloud with everything included, operating system, installed programs, settings, personal files, etc.


by Delia Updated on January 5, 2023

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About WD My Cloud

WD My Cloud is a personal cloud storage developed by Western Digital Corporation that used to save personal files including photos, videos, music and documents etc. WD My Cloud, claims a cloud of your own, is fairly helpful in people’s daily life. For example, it keeps everything in one place and you can access to this place from any device (laptop, desktop, tablet or smart mobile phone) anytime when you have Internet connected. 

Besides, it allows you to share all files to your families and friends, even to public cloud drive like Google Drive or OneDrive. My Cloud is created with capacity of 3TB, 4TB, 6TB and 8TB by its manufacturer, which basically can meet personal user’s all data storage requirements. It is compatible with all popular operating systems like Windows 11/10/8/7 and Mac OS X.

WD My Cloud

Why backup Windows 7 computer to WD My Cloud

As covered before, WD My Cloud is a kind of personal storage, so it is not uncommon that people store files there. Here are some benefits you can enjoy for backing up Windows 7 to WD My Cloud:

  • Just like backing up PC to external hard drive, you’ll save a lot of disk space on local drive and ensure every computer function runs normally.

  • Generally, one would like to backup computer, OS or files, constantly to the target storage so that you could get the latest version of the backup. Needless to say, constantly backup requires much more spaces of the storage. You can choose different version of My Cloud based on your demands.

  • In addition, you can access to the important files on My Cloud from any device at any time as mentioned before. This unfreezes the limit that you can only get the backups from the device where you backed up to.

Maybe there are many other unlisted benefits that prompt you to backup Windows 7 PC to NAS, yet finding a solution is more important.

How to backup Windows 7 Files to WD My Cloud

The first thought in your mind on this question might be backing it up using WD Smartware Software. WD Smartware will backup your data files from your computer to the My Cloud automatically and constantly. New created, new added and modified files will be backed up, too. Nevertheless, the WD Smartware will not work sometimes, and the support for WD Smartware has ended and is no longer covered under WD‘s software support lifecycle.

Under such circumstance, it is a wise move to turn to third-party WD My Cloud backup software.

Best WD My Cloud Backup Software - AOMEI Backupper

AOMEI Backupper Professional is a reliable WD My Cloud backup software which is designed for Windows OS-based machine in particular, including Windows 11, 10, 8.1, 8, 7 as well as Windows XP and Vista. With AOMEI Backupper Professional, these features provided:

  • Backup: Disk Backup, System Backup, Partition Backup, File Backup.

  • Clone: As a great WD disk cloning software, it allows you do System Clone, Disk Clone, Partition Clone.

  • Restore: Selective file restore, Universal Restore, etc.

  • Sync: Basic Sync, Mirror Sync, Two-Way Sync, and Real-Time Sync.

  • And more...

Select the one that help you most. Let’s acknowledge the detailed steps of backing Windows 7 OS up in following part.

Steps of backing up Windows 7 to WD My Cloud

1. Have your WD My Cloud connected to your Windows 7. Download (30-day free trial), install and start AOMEI Backupper.

Download Free TrialWin 11/10/8.1/8/7/XP
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2. Go to Sync > Basic Sync.

File Sync

3. Click Add Folder to select the Windows 7 files you want to sync.

Add Folder

4. Click the box next of destination, then select Share/NAS in the popping out Open window. 

Share Nas

5. Click Add Network Location and input IP address of the WD My Cloud and credentials, then click OK.

Add Network Path

6. Click Start Sync to backup Windows 7 to WD My Cloud easily.


  • You can set scheduled sync tasks in Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Event-trigger or USB plug in in Schedule.

  • Above all steps are applied to Windows 8, 8.1 and 10, or previous Windows OS as well.

There are some other sync features, you may interested in. Sync changes or newly added files in real time since the last backup with real time sync if you prefer, etc.


Backing up Windows 7 computer to WD My Cloud needs only a few clicks with the help of AOMEI Backupper.

What’s more, you can backup Windows 7 boot disk entirely with the Disk Backup feature. This powerful software also allows you to backup Windows 7 and restore on another computer, which is called Universal Restore. Create Bootable Media in Tools beforehand just in case the system fails to boot one day.

If you would like to protect unlimited PCs and Servers from one central management console within the same LAN, It’s highly recommended to use AOMEI Centralized Backupper to get it done.

Delia · Editor
Delia owns extensive experience in writing technology-related blog posts, and has been a part of AOMEI since 2020 to provide expertise in data security and disaster recovery. She works with Windows operating systems, SQL databases, and virtualization platforms such as VMware and Hyper-V, specializing in troubleshooting and advising on data protection and migration.