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How to Backup Microsoft Office Before Reformatting Hard Drive or PC

Updated by Gemma on Mar 04, 2021
Written by Roxanne

How do I backup Microsoft Office before reformat my computer?

"Hi all, I'm going to reformat my DELL Laptop due to the fact that I currently have a malicious virus that I can do nothing to get rid of. And get all of the files like movies, music, and pictures backed up to my external hard drive. But, I don't know how to backup Microsoft Office. Is there any way to reformat hard drive or computer but keep Microsoft Office?"

In some cases, you are forced to reformat hard drives/computers or restore computer to factory settings. The action do help to fix errors, hardware problems or some other issues, but meanwhile, it will bring you new problems. You have to reinstall Microsoft Office and activate it again before you can use it normally later. Actually, it is really a tedious and time-consuming job. So, is there any way to keep Microsoft Office after system restore or computer/hard drive reformatting? The best solution here is to backup Microsoft Office before reformatting the hard drive or computer. 

How to Backup Microsoft Office Before Reformatting Hard Drive or PC

To back up Microsoft Office before reformatting hard drive or PC, EaseUS file backup software is recommended. It is one of the most popular third-party backup utilities that allows you to back up the whole computer content including system, installed programs, settings, personal data, etc. Just taking simple steps, it can help you backup Microsoft Office before formatting or factory reset without reinstalling or reactivating. And except for backup, the program is also helpful to move Microsoft Office to a new computer. Next, let's see how to do the job with simple steps.

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Step 1. Open EaseUS Todo Backup and select "File" as the backup mode.

You may have a large amount of vital data to be protected as time goes on, such as documents, pictures, music, and videos, etc. It is always a good habit to have a backup on a regular basis. File Backup is one of the best choices for you to get over unexpected data loss.

click file backup to back up files

Step 2. Select the files that you want to back up.

select the file type to back up

Step 3. Select a destination to save your backup of the selected files.

You'd better create the backup file in some other storage media or in some other drive. If not, there may be a risk of the backup file getting corrupted or destroyed.

select the destination to save your backups

Advanced backup settings are useful when you want to create a flexible and automatic backup plan. 

information about advanced settings

The schedule is to create an automatic backup plan.

what is schedule backup

Backup options are to edit the advanced parameters. 

backup options

The Image-reserve strategy is to reserve the limited image as per image retention rule.

image-reserve strategy

Advanced backup settings are for reference only but not a prerequisite for backup.

Step 4. Click "Proceed" to execute your operation.

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Updated by Gemma

Gemma is member of EaseUS team and has been committed to creating valuable content in fields about file recovery, partition management, and data backup etc for many years. She loves to help users solve various types of computer related issues.

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Roxanne is one of the main contributors to EaseUS and has created multiple posts on digital devices like PCs, Mobile phones, tablets, Mac, etc. She loves to share ideas with people of the same interest.

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