How to Backup and Restore files on Windows 10

Backing up all the files on your computer is the best strategy you can follow if you want to protect your files. You never know when the hard drive will crash or when you will have software issues. If you do not have your back up, you might lose the important files that you cannot recover.

If you are a windows 10 user then I have good news for you. You can back up your data easily and also, you can restore them whenever you want.

Of course, you can back up your file through an external device or cloud storage. But the thing is that in both cases, you have to pay. You need to buy your cloud storage for large data and also, you need to buy any external storage to back up the date.

But creating back up in windows 10 is relatively easier and you do not need any money at all. So do you want to know how you can create a backup and restore the data? Of course, you do and that is why you are reading this article.

Well, you are in the right place because, in this article, I am going to talk about how you can create a backup on windows 10 and restore your files whenever necessary.

All you need to do is to read the article until the end carefully and follow the instruction I am going to give. So without any further delay, let’s get started. Here we go.

How to back up files on windows 10

Before going to the main part, I will suggest you use removable storage so that you can easily create the backup and keep it in a safe place.

The first thing you need to do to create the backup is to go to the control panel, then system and security. Now, go to the Backup and Restore option. It is for windows 7. You might see other names in windows 10.

On the left, you will see Create a system image link option. Click that. Under the “where you want to save your files”, you will see several options. Click ‘on the hard disc” option. After clicking the option, you can set the location where you want to store your back up data. If you have any additional storage, click that.

Now you are near the end. Click the next button and then start the backup button. After clicking that, the windows will automatically start creating the backup. You need to wait.

One good thing in this stage I want to mention that this process uses shadow copy technology. It means it keeps copying all the files, software, and applications even if these are running. That means you can do your job when the windows are copying your file.

You are done now. If you are using an external device, you need to disconnect it now and keep it in a safe place for further use.

How to restore files from the backup in windows 10

Once you have back up your file, it is time to know how you can restore those files. Many times, you might face any unexpected incident for which you might not open your pc. In that case, what you can do? To know, follow the instruction.

First of all, you need to connect the drive where you store all your files. Now connect the disc where the windows repair file is available. Now restart your pc.

On the windows set up the page, you will see some options. Ignore and click next. Now you will see install now option. Don’t click there. Below the option, you will see repair the pc. Click that option.

Now click the troubleshoot option. Go to the advanced option and then the system image recovery option. Now click on the windows 10 option. You will be taken on a page named re-image your computer.

From there, select the use of the latest available system image option. You can choose the select a system image option as well if you have multiple backups or if you are trying to restore the older copy of your files.

Click the next button.

Now, if you wish to restore your files to a new hard drive then you need to choose Format and repartition disc carefully. Then click next and then finish the button.

Click yes.

After clicking the yes button, the recovery process will begin. The time it requires depends on the date it needs to recover. If the data is large enough then it will take time and if the data is not that large then it will not take much time.

Also, it depends on the hardware configuration of your pc. If you are using a high configuration pc then it will take less time for sure. In addition to that, if any interruption or error happens, then it will take more time as well.

You are done now.


This backup and restore system can come handy in multiple scenarios. If you want to upgrade your windows and want to restore all of your files then this is the easiest way. In addition to that, if you have ever faced any unexpected problem related to your hard disc, you can easily recover your data.

That is why it is always recommended to use this backup. You never know when you need it. And the good part is that now you know how you can back up your file and restore them in your windows 10. So without any further delay, do it now and feel tension free all the time.

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