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2021 Five Best Solutions to Backup Files in Windows 11

Updated by Jean on Aug 12, 2021

Key Takeaways:

  • Having a backup of all your important files is imperative. No one wants to lose their data. Your data contains valuable information that needs to have a record.
  • Backing up your data is the best way to keep it safe. As Windows 11 is here, everyone is looking for Windows 11 file backup tools.
  • We are here with 5 different ways you can back up files on Windows 11.  As always, we are going to fully equip you to back up your files in Windows 11 effortlessly. Scroll down to know these methods now. 

Recommend reading: How do I backup PC Automatically in Windows 11?

5 Best Solutions for Windows 11 Backup in 2021

We have brought to you five efficient ways for Windows 11 file backup. All these ways are foolproof. We will go through each method step by step and will also tell you the best method of these five methods. No more talking, let's dive right into it. Here are the five brilliant methods to back up files Windows 11.

  1. 1. EaseUS Todo Backup
  2. 2. Windows Backup and Restore
  3. 3. Windows File History
  4. 4. Cloud Drive
  5. 5. Manually Copy and Paste

You can back up your files through any of the above-mentioned five ways but our pick is the EaseUS Todo Backup windows backup and recovery tool because of the ease it brings us. It makes backing up data painless. It is a time-saving and convenient tool to use. It is the easiest solution to Windows 11 file backup.

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Backup Windows 11 Files With EaseUS Todo Backup

The EaseUS Todo Backup tool comes with numerous useful features. It does not only enable you to effortlessly back up your files but also allows you to perform a hundred other tasks. This tool makes backing up as trouble-free as it can get.  Let's have a look at its features:

It is true. This tool offers all of these incredible features. Simply download the EaseUS Todo Backup tool. Launch the program on your PC/laptop and select the desired feature. If you want Windows 11 file backup, select the file option. You can back up your entire disk or your required files using this tool. Just click on your desired backup option and let the EaseUS Todo tool work its magic.

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You do not need to carry out any extra or tedious steps when using this tool to back up files Windows 11. Follow the below guide to backup files in Windows 11 now.

Step 1. 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 disasters.

Open EaseUS Todo Backup and select the "File" backup mode to start backup specific files and folders.

click file backup to back up files

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

select the file type to back up

Step 3. After choosing the desired items on your computer, click "Browse" to select a backup destination to save your backup of the selected files. There you can save the backups to the EaseUS cloud drive, a local drive, a removable drive, an external USB flash drive, HDD or a NAS device if you have one.

sign in the easeus cloud to save your backups

The most secure and convenient way to keep your backup files is on the EaseUS cloud drive. The first time you use the cloud drive, you need to sign up with a valid email address and a password.

sign in the easeus cloud to save your backups

Next, the 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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Back Up Windows 11 Files With Backup and Restore

You can simply backup files by going to the backup options. Select the suitable option and back up files Windows 11. 

  • To restore your files, type restore files in the search box and click Restore your files with File History.
  • Look for the file you want to restore and see its all versions by using the arrows. 
  • Click on the version you want to restore and select restore to save it. You can right-click on restore to choose the location to save it. 

Back Up Windows 11 Files Using File History

In Windows 11, go to Settings > System > Storage > Advanced Backup options. You will see the Backup using file history option there. 

use file history to backup files in windows 11 step 1

After you select a drive, your windows will back up your data every hour in your user folder (C:\Users\username).

Click on the add a drive option and you will be directed to choose the external drive you have connected to the windows. 

use file history to backup files in windows 11 step 2

To customize your backup needs, click on more options. They allow you to customize when and how files are backed up. 

use file history to backup files in windows 11 step 3

Windows 11 Backup with Cloud Drive

You can use OneDrive, google drive, and Dropbox to backup files. We will use OneDrive as an example to show you how you can backup data using it. Let’s see what they have to offer.

  • Google Drive

Google Drive is a storage service offered by Google. It offers up to 15GB of free space. 

  • Dropbox 

Dropbox only offers you 2GB of free storage but the advantage it offers is you can share your files or even entire folders with other people. 

  • OneDrive

OneDrive is the storage service offered by Microsoft. It offers 5GB of free storage and also gives you access to the free version of Microsoft office. Follow the guide and learn how to use OneDrive to Backup files in Windows 11.

In Windows 11, go to Settings > System > Storage > Advanced Backup options just like we have mentioned for the method above. 

use onedrive to backup files in windows 11 step 1

There, you will find the option Back up files to OneDrive. Click where it asks you to Sign in to OneDrive.

use onedrive to backup files in windows 11 step 2

Enter your account and password to log in and continue with the step up wizard. 

use onedrive to backup files in windows 11 step 3\

Once you are done with the step up wizard, your OneDrive will be ready to use. 

use onedrive to backup files in windows 11 step 4

Manually Create a Copy of Windows 11 Files as Backup

 Attach an external drive to your computer. 

 Go to the file that you want to transfer and right-click on it.

how to backup fies in windows manually step 1

Put your cursor on the send to option and select your external drive.

Select the drive and your file will successfully start transferring to the external drive.

how to backup fies in windows manually step 2

Conclusion: Start Backing Up Your Essential Files in Windows 11 Now

Windows 11 file backup is not a problem with these 5 tools. They are all good options but some are easier and better than the others. These 5 ways will make it possible for you to conveniently backup your data in windows 11.

Want to know the method we use? Well, our choice is always the EaseUS Todo tool as it offers a variety of features. It is also the most reliable method of all five. You can perform a multitude of tasks using this single tool. It backs up your data in no time and makes backing up hassle-free.

Try it and thank us later. 

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Updated by Jean

Author Jean has been writing tech articles since she was graduated from university. She has been part of the EaseUS team for over 5 years. Her special focuses are data recovery, disk partitioning, data space optimization, data backup and Mac OS. By the way, she's an aviation fan!

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