What is the effective Way to Backup Your Computer?

What is the effective Way to Backup Your Computer?

Everyone loses data at some point in their life. Dragging and dropping files onto a hard drive is enough. If you’re not regularly backing up your computer, you could lose those files forever.  It’s good practice to back up to two separate places; for example, cloud storage and an external drive. If you’re wondering where to start, here are many  ways to backup the data on your PC.

Backup files to OneDrive

This method is suitable for users who like to pick and choose which files are backed up and when they’re backed up. Keep in mind that internet access must remain constant for sync to happen.  If 5GB of storage isn’t enough space, you can grab an Office 365 bundle that comes with 1TB of OneDrive storage plus all the Office apps. You can also get 100GB for about $2 a month.

Create an image of your hard drive

The built-in backup utilities in Windows are pretty solid. Imaging a hard drive involves creating a compressed version of everything saved on the drive. In the event of a failure, an image can be restored using a recovery environment, whether it’s one built into Windows or one you create on a separate USB drive.

Create a backup with Windows File History

In the same location as Windows 10’s image backup system, you will also find File History. It is the easiest way to create backups of your files and documents, you can back up to a secondary internal drive or you can back up to an external drive. As long as a secondary hard drive is connected, backups will occur automatically. File Backup doesn’t include your OS.

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