How To Back Up Your Data On Windows 7, 8 & Windows 10 PC
We all know the importance of the back up your data on windows and the devices. It is fortunate that these days every device is incorporated with this feature to ensure their data security and avoid data loss situations. Like the same way Windows also provided this feature for its versions and from version to version it improved this backup process and made simple. In this article, the process to do backup your data on Windows versions is explained.
How To Back Up Your Data On Windows 7
Follow the below simple steps to backup your data on Windows 7.
Step 1: Click on ‘Windows’ option at the left bottom of your desktop home screen.
Step 2: Select “Control Panel” option in that menu.
Step 3: A new window will open. In that window, you have several options. Select “Back up your computer” option which is available on “System and Security” menu in that window.
Step 4: Then a new “Backup and Restore” window will pop-up, click on “Set up backup” option in that window.
Step 5: Now you have to select the location to save your backup data. Select the preferred option available in that window and click next.
Step 6: Now a new window pop ups with the message “What do you want to back up?”. Here, options for selecting desired data for backup is displayed. It may be either “Let Windows Choose” an automatic backup option or “Let me choose” which is a user oriented backup option. Choose the option you want and click on next.
Step 7: Then the final window will be opened now that contains the frequency of backup option. Choose the frequency you want to do the backup from the options available and click on “ok”. By this, the backup process for Windows 7 would be completed.
How To Back Up Your Data On Windows 8
As we see earlier the backup of data on Windows 7 includes a bit long process and the manufacturers have recognized that many of the users won’t use it in the earlier version of Windows. So in order to make the new versions risk free from the data lost situations, the manufacturers made the process much simpler when compared to the earlier version.
In Windows 8, the process is simple and automatically the data stored in the libraries are backed up. The backup can be done by an external storage device or a network selected by users. But the selection of the storage is mandatory. The steps involved in this process are stated below.
Step 1: Type ‘Backup‘ in your search bar and select “file history settings option” from the results obtained.
Step 2: Here, you have to select the drive to do the backup if you haven’t done it earlier. After selecting the drive to do the backup, turn on the option available under the file history.
Step 3: As mentioned earlier the data in the library would only be backed up, so move your data to the libraries to safeguard it. To know how to perform it check “Make use of library” option and do it.
Step 4: With this simple and automated process you can easily backup data on Windows 8 without any delay. But remember one thing – you need to use an external drive or device to perform this action.
How To Back Up Your Data On Windows 10
Coming to backup of data on Windows 10, it also involves the process which is alike the process involved for Windows 8. As Windows 10 is just a bit higher version of Windows 8 almost every operation is similar to Windows 8. In this, the backup of data is a simple and automated process and is done under the name of file history option. Below are the steps mentioned to complete this operation on Windows 10.
Step 1: Go to settings in the start menu
Step 2: Click on “Update & Security” option. A new window will be opened, select “Backup” from that menu.
Step 3: Select the external drive or network to store the backup data and tap the option available to turn on backup for the device.
By this, the process will start and the data which was in the libraries will automatically save and backed up.
Don’t ever miss out your data to be lost unexpectedly. Even if it was done unfortunately be prepared and recover your data from the options available in your devices now. Feel free to raise your comments in the section provided below.