How to Back up your files

 How to Back up your files

Backupof files is very useful and plays a major role in saving time and money. If you
chose to backup your files now, your important document will have a safe end.
One regrettable mistake I once made was not to backup my files on time, and
when my system was virus infected and my hard disk had a serious crash. The
only solution was for me to replace the hard disk, because I could not even
access my windows or documents. All my files were completely lost because I did
not back my files up. So please it will be so helpful now I you back your files
up now. Just follow the steps below

To help ensure
that you don’t lose your precious documents or  files, you should back them up  daily/regularly. You can set up automatic
backups or manually back up your files at any time. Most users check out on What Backup Tools does Windows provide

  1. Click to open Backup and Restore.
    Click to open Backup and Restore.

  2. Do one of
    the following:
    • If you
      have never used Windows Backup before, click Set up backup, and then
      follow the steps in the wizard.  If you are prompted for an
      administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide
    • If you
      have created a backup before, you can wait for your regularly scheduled
      backup to occur, or you can manually create a new backup by clicking Back
      up now. If you are prompted for an administrator password or
      confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
  • We recommend
    that you don’t back up your files to the same hard disk that Windows is
    installed on.
  • Always
    store media used for backups (external hard disks, DVDs, or CDs) in a
    secure place to prevent unauthorized people from having access to your
    files; we recommend a fireproof location separate from your computer. You
    might also consider encrypting the
    data on your backup.
To create a new, full backup
After you create your first backup, Windows Backup will
add new or changed information to your subsequent backups. If you’re saving
your backups on a hard drive or network location, Windows Backup will create a
new, full backup for you automatically when needed. If you’re saving your
backups on CDs or DVDs and can’t find an existing backup disc, or if you want
to create a new backup of all of the files on your computer, you can create a
full backup. Here’s how to create a full backup:
  1. Click to open Backup and Restore.
  2. In the
    left pane, click Create new, full backup.
    • You will
      only see this option if you’re backup is being saved on CDs or DVDs.
To set up backup after upgrading from a
previous version of Windows
After you upgrade Windows, you will need to set up Windows
Backup, even if you had a scheduled backup in the previous version of Windows.
This is because there are several changes to the backup program. Instead of
selecting file types to back up, you can have Windows back up data files saved
in libraries, on the desktop, and in default Windows folders or you can choose
specific libraries and folders to be backed up. You can also create a system
image of your computer. 
Source  : Windows Microsoft Help
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