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How to create an automatic
File Backup in Windows 10

The longer you work on Windows 10, the more important files such as: letters, spreadsheets, images, etc. will accumulate on your drives over time.

Now you have probably already thought about what would happen if these files were destroyed by a defect on your hard drive, or a fault in the system in whole or in part, and so much work and effort you put into the creation and archiving would be gone.

No one needs to explain that regular data backup is important.

Automatische Dateisicherung in Windows 10

Only who always thinks that it would be time for a backup again?
And you certainly do not want to have to create an additional entry in your organizer.

Fortunately, Windows 10 with its on-board means the opportunity to you to take this task, and to automate the regular backup individually customizable.

Read our article on how to use Windows 10 automatic file backup.

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How to create an automatic File Backup in Windows 10

The longer you work on Windows 10, the more important files such as: letters, spreadsheets, images, etc. will accumulate on your drives over time.

Now you have probably already thought about what would happen if these files were destroyed by a defect on your hard drive, or a fault in the system in whole or in part, and so much work and effort you put into the creation and archiving would be gone.

No one needs to explain that regular data backup is important.

Automatische Dateisicherung in Windows 10

Only who always thinks that it would be time for a backup again?
And you certainly do not want to have to create an additional entry in your organizer.

Fortunately, Windows 10 with its on-board means the opportunity to you to take this task, and to automate the regular backup individually customizable.

Read our article on how to use Windows 10 automatic file backup.

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1. Call Windows 10 Settings.

1. Call Windows 10 Settings.

First, call up the Windows 10 settings:

  • Left mouse button in the start menu
  • Call up the settings menu (Update & Security)

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Call Windows 10 Settings
Windows 10 settings menu
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First, call up the Windows 10 settings:

  • Left mouse button in the start menu
  • Call up the settings menu (Update & Security)

See picture:

Call Windows 10 Settings
Windows 10 settings menu
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2. Select drive for backup.

2. Select drive for backup.

The next step is to select a drive for the regular backup.

  • For this we select the menu item “Backup” on the left side.
  • And then in the right column “Add drive

See picture (click to enlarge)

Settings Select backup
Windows 10 drive backup

Note:
Understandably, under no circumstances should you select the drive to backup from which the files should be backed up!

We recommend an external data carrier such as to use an external USB hard drive in 2.5-inch format, as this, in contrast to a 3.5-inch drive, the power via the USB port receives, and does not need to be powered separately.

Of course you can also use a USB stick, although it should be remembered that this is a so-called flash memory, which is indefinitely often readable, but not writable. It hides the same storage technology as a modern SSD hard drive.

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The next step is to select a drive for the regular backup.

  • For this we select the menu item “Backup” on the left side.
  • And then in the right column “Add drive

See picture:

Settings Select backup
Windows 10 drive backup

Note:
Understandably, under no circumstances should you select the drive to backup from which the files should be backed up!

We recommend an external data carrier such as to use an external USB hard drive in 2.5-inch format, as this, in contrast to a 3.5-inch drive, the power via the USB port receives, and does not need to be powered separately.

Of course you can also use a USB stick, although it should be remembered that this is a so-called flash memory, which is indefinitely often readable, but not writable.

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It hides the same storage technology as a modern SSD hard drive.

3. Select files to backup.

3. Select files to backup.

Now that we’ve set up a drive, we’ll have to adjust the following points:

  • Which files should be backed up
  • How often should the backup be created (hourly, daily, etc.)
  • Should the old backups be constantly overwritten, or only if there is no space
    on the disk for backup is more.

These settings can be found under: “Backup” and then “other options

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Add drive for backup
Set Windows 10 backup options
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Now that we’ve set up a drive, we’ll have to adjust the following points:

  • Which files should be backed up
  • How often should the backup be created (hourly, daily, etc.)
  • Should the old backups be constantly overwritten, or only if there is no space
    on the disk for backup is more.

These settings can be found under: “Backup” and then “other options

See picture:

Add drive for backup
Set Windows 10 backup options
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4. Switch on automatic fuse.

4. Switch on automatic fuse.

After we have set our drive, as well as the files to be backed up, and set the backup options as described in the previous points, we check in the last step whether the automatic backup is really turned on, and correct if necessary.

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Turn on Windows 10 file backup
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From now on, you no longer have to worry about the regular backup of your files, but let this work done automatically by Windows 10!

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After we have set our drive, as well as the files to be backed up, and set the backup options as described in the previous points, we check in the last step whether the automatic backup is really turned on, and correct if necessary.

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From now on, you no longer have to worry about the regular backup of your files, but let this work done automatically by Windows 10!

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About the author:

Michael Suhr
Michael SuhrWebdesigner / Economist
After 20 years in logistics management, I have been working as a freelance web designer and office trainer since the beginning of 2015. Incidentally, I give tips and tricks for more digital skills in my blog as time permits.

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