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How to backup Windows 10 file history

Last Updated on March 7, 2021 by Bestusefultips

Want to backup and restore Windows 10 personal data & files? Here’s how to backup Windows 10 file history. You can back up your files to one drive or USB or hard drive and restore them if the files are damaged, or lost. Backup and restore data using file history in Windows 10 PC or laptop.

You can find back up under update and security settings in your Windows PC or laptop. Also created a backup using the Windows 7 backup & restore tool if updated Windows 7 to Windows 10 online. Follow below given step by step process to backup Windows 10 file history.

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How to backup Windows 10 file history

To backup Windows 10 to USB or hard drive, make sure external storage device connected with your laptop or PC. Check out below given two different methods to Windows 10 backup to Onedrive or USB.

1st Method: Backup files on Windows 10

Step 1: Tap Windows start menu

Step 2: Tap Settings gear icon

Step 3: Tap Update & security

Step 4: Tap Backup from left side menu

Here you can add drive to backup a hard drive and any other external storage.

Backup data using file history in Windows 10

Step 5: Tap Add a drive

How to backup Windows 10 file history


Step 6: Select drive from list you want to backup & restore Windows 10 file

Step 7: Now open drive and you can see backup file in your external storage device

2nd Method: Backup Windows 10 file history

Step 1: Follow above given method step number 1 to 4

Backup files on Windows 10 using file history

Step 2: Tap More options

Two options available, one is see advanced settings and another is restore files from a current backup.

Step 3: Tap See advanced settings

By default file history is off. File history saves copies of your files so you can get them back if they’re lost or damaged.

Backup files with Windows 10 file history

Step 4: Tap Turn on to backup Windows 10 file

Now file history is saving copies of your files for the first time in your PC or laptop devices.

Step 5: Wait until complete process in your Windows PC, you can find backup folder in your hard drive or external storage you use

Also use below given settings in your PC to backup computer to external hard drive to Windows 10 PC or Laptop.

Windows settings > Update & security > backup > More options > Restore files from current backup > Select drive

And that’s it. We hope above given methods useful to backup Windows 10 file history. If you have any kind of trouble, tell us in below comment box. Stay and connect with us for latest updates.

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