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Easy Way: Backup C Drive to External Hard Drive

Updated by Jean on Jan 21, 2022
Written by Brithny

Why Is It Necessary to Backup C Drive to External Hard Drive

C drive is what we called the "system drive". The computer's booting problem is usually resulting from system data error or system drive error. If users just simply move the system data to other places, it is very likely that the machine cannot boot properly, or some programs cannot run as usual. The operating system and applications can be reinstalled, but it may be difficult or impossible to recreate your system files. So a C drive back up to the external hard drive is a good choice. 

For one thing, an external hard drive is easy to use, portable, and increasingly cheap. You just need to plug it into a computer using USB port when you need to back up and pull it out when all the operation is done. For another, once the backup is done and the external hard drive is disconnected, your data is not affected by the computer. It is an efficient way to protect your data security.

How to Backup C Drive to External Hard Drive

As we all know, there are lots of backup software on the market. When you choose one way to backup your data, you must consider the price, convenience, result, amount, and size of your files. EaseUS Todo Backup can give you the best user experience. It is a professional, steady, easy-to-use software that enables you to backup C drive to an external hard drive easily. 

This great backup tool also offers a safe hard drive disk copy/clone solution to transfer your data from the old disk to a new one, the backup system such as clone system disk Windows 10 or image hard drive in case of a computer crash or system failure. Now you can learn how to clone hard drive with this hard drive clone software step by step.

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Step 1. Start with selecting the backup contents.

create disk backup step1

Step 2. There are four backup categories, File, Disk, OS, and Mail, click Disk.

create disk backup step2

Step 3. It is available to back up a whole disk or a certain partition. Choose the one you need and click OK.

disk partition backup

Step 4.  Select the destination where you want to save the backup.

Disk backup step4

Step 5. For disk/partition backup, you can choose to save the backup to local drive or to NAS.

Disk backup step5

Step 6. After the backup process is completed, your task will be displayed at the left. Right-click any one of the task, you can further manage your backup such as recover it, create incremental backup, etc.

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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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Written by Brithny

Brithny is a technology enthusiast, aiming to make readers' tech life easy and enjoyable. She loves exploring new technologies and writing technical how-to tips. On her spare time, she loves sharing things about her favorite singer - Taylor Swift on her Facebook or Twitter.

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