Windows 10 Tutorials 31 – Backup

Welcome to our Windows 10 tutorial series.

We will be spending time walking you through the ins and outs of Windows 10.

Let’s take a look at the backup options available for your device.

Microsoft introduce the File History option in Windows 8.1 allowing users the ability to back up their files in Libraries, Contacts, Favorites and Desktop automatically, simply by turning this option on and selecting a drive.

The name of this feature has been changed back to Backup — pun intended — in Windows 10.

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Backup options in Windows 10

You can also configure Backup to automatically back up other locations of your choice, or to not back up certain locations, if you so prefer.

The Settings application offers a simplified version of this feature where you can turn it on or off, select the drive where the backup is made and, of course, perform a manual backup.

You’ll first need to define a backup location.

Do this by clicking of tapping the Add a backup location on this PC option.

It is recommended to select an external drive for this task and use that to copy the files. It is also possible to add a network location, if it better suits you need.

Once you set things up, this screen will show you how much space the backed up data occupies on your chosen drive, as well as the date and time when your files were last backed up.

A more elaborate version of this tool is available in the Control Panel, and we’ll go over that one, and the options it provides in a future tutorial.

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2 thoughts on “Windows 10 Tutorials 31 – Backup”

  1. I might be wrong but I’ve heard you need to do it one by one. Maybe they will release an update so we can backup multiple folders. Fahad, do you know something about this?


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