Does Windows 10 Have An Automatic Backup Software?

I want to create a monthly backup of my Windows system. Do you know whether Windows has built-in automatic backup software? How can I use it to set a monthly backup?

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Larissa· Answered on Jul 20, 2023

Yes, Windows Backup and Restore and File History are both utilities that allow you to create an automatic backup on Windows computers.

Backup and Restore can work on Windows 7/10/11 for file and system automatic backup. While File History does not support Windows 7, it does support Windows 8/10/11 and can be used to schedule backup files to external hard drives and network locations.

To set an automatic backup with Backup and Restore:

  • Open Backup and Restore with the path: Control Panel > System and Security> Backup and Restore(Windows 7)
  • Select Set Up Backup.
  • Select a destination for where you would like the backup stored.
  • Choose the files you want to back up
  • Under the Change schedule button, select the backup frequency, like Daily or Weekly, or upon an event to make sure that the backups will occur automatically

To set an automatic backup with File History:

  • Open File History with the path: Control Panel > System and Security> File History (Windows 8/10/11)
  • Connect an external hard drive for the destination to save the backup
  • Click Advanced settings, and now you can select the backup frequency, such as Daily, Weekly or monthly

Alternatively, you can use third-party software to set up an automatic backup on Windows. EaseUS Todo Backup is a professional and more comprehensive Windows backup solution that provides system and disk imaging technology to help you create backups of your data in one click with its automated backup feature. Apart from these, it has multiple advanced features, like incremental backup, that can help to save time and space for your backups.

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