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How to Backup Windows 10 to External Hard Drive

Updated on May 30, 2018 by Tracy King to Backup Utility

Summary:
Here is a step-by-step guide on how to backup windows 10 to external hard drive with third-party backup software. Try it to protect your Windows 10 operating system and data from unexpected disaster.

Why Need to Backup Windows 10 to an External Hard Drive

Why is it necessary to create Windows 10 backup images? What is this for? Due to careless operation, virus attack like Bad Rabbit, or other reasons, it can be very easy to lose important data on computer or storage devices now. And you are highly recommended to auto backup your computer to external hard drive windows 10 right now. 

An external hard drive is easy to use, portable and increasingly cheap. You just need to plug it into the computer using USB port when you need to backup and pull out when all the operation is done. Really convenient and easy to use.

What's more, once the backup is done and the external hard drive is disconnected, your data is not affected by your computer. It is an efficient way to protect your data security. So follow the guide below to know how to backup Windows 10 to an external hard drive automatically.

How to Auto Backup Windows 10 to an External Hard Drive?

EaseUS Windows backup software is a professional backup utility that you can use to backup windows 10 to external hard drive. It can make a copy of the system/boot files and applications to your external hard drive with simple steps. So you can rescue your system and data easily and quickly when your system crashes due to viruses, hardware failure or human error.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Todo Backup and then choose the backup option you want.

Choose the backup option to backup windows 10 to external hard drive

Step 2. Choose the system, hard drive, files or apps that you want to backup, and then select a destination where you want to store the image file.

Choose backup destination to backup windows 10 to external hard drive

Note: You'd better create the backup image 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.

What's more, as a professional backup freeware, EaseUS Todo Backup can give you the best user experience. It is a professional, steady, easy-to-use software which enables you to automatically backup Windows 10 to external hard drive with ease.

Step 3. Click "Schedule" option to open the Backup Scheme window, here you can create a scheduled backup plan to backup files later, daily, weekly, monthly or upon the event. For example, you can set weekly, then it will automatically backup Windows 10 once a week.

schedule auto windows 10 backup

Step 4. Click "Proceed" to backup windows 10 system or data to an external hard drive.