How to Backup Windows 10 to an External Hard Drive

Summary: Here is a step-by-step guide that will tell you how to backup windows 10 to external hard drive.

Most of the time users require Windows 10 system backup because your system may get crash due to the virus, hardware failure or human error. If you don’t backup system in advance, when system crash happens on you, you will lose all of your important data forever. Then it is necessary to keep the backup of Windows 10.

When you backup Windows 10, it makes a copy of the system/boot files and applications to your external hard drive, and then you can restore it when you need. You can boot up system normally after restoring. In this article, we have provided a step-by-step guide about how to backup windows 10 to external hard drive.

How to Backup Windows 10 to an External Hard Drive?

  • External hard drive to be just plugged into the front of your computer.
  • Go to Start menu to select Settings.
  • To click the option like Update & Security.

How to backup windows 10

  • Within that, you are going to click the Backup Tab.
  • You are going to do Add a drive.

  • Now the PC will search for any drives that are plugged to be used for backup.
  • To overview, it says that your data has not yet been backed up.
  • Now it shows an option like Backup now.
  • If you want just going to concentrate on below option given boxes.

backup in Windows 10

  • The first box to set every hour(default).
  • The second box is how long to keep your backup to set forever (default).
  • You are using one drive it doesn’t include that in the backup because the nature of one drive is it cloud-based storage.
  • So you don’t need to click backup click that to remove it.
  • Now you might exclude a folder, it might be an application.

How to backup restore Windows 10

  • You can browse to any folder that included.
  • To set all the option right now click on the Backup.

How to Restore your files in Windows 10

If you’re missing an important file or folder, here’s how to get it back:

How to restore files in Windows 10

  1. Enter the name of Restore files in the taskbar to search and then select Restore your files with File History. The control panel will open.
  2. To restore files, browse the file you need, then use the arrows to see all its versions.
  3. When you find the version you want, select the Restore button (at the bottom of the Home) to save it in its original location. To save it in a different place, right-click (or press and hold) Restore button, select Restore to, and then choose a new location.

Also Read: Top 10 Tips And Tricks For Windows 10

2 thoughts on “How to Backup Windows 10 to an External Hard Drive”

  1. It’s a really a awesome post that help to take a Backup of Windows 10. Thanks for this detail…

  2. This is great, but I only want to backup the files and photos that I have created. This is because my files are corrupted. I lost my wireless drive. It says it has been deleted. I thought I should “start clean” and reinstall Windows 10, like it says on the support page. Also, my computer runs slow. A fresh start might fix this.


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