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Backup Windows 10 with File History or Backup Software

Updated on Mar 28, 2018 by Jean to Todo Backup Resource

Either backup Windows 10 with File History or Backup software can well protect your data from loss in most cases. But only Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 users have both choice.

Either backup Windows 10 with File History or backup software can well protect your data from loss in most cases. Truly, it's imperative to backup files and system before Windows 10 upgrade. Basically, backing up important files and personal data should be a daily routine in case one day you are subject to severe data loss and can only ask help for god. Take an active part in the following content, and choose one preference to backup Windows 10 with the built-in backup utility or a reliable third-party backup program.

File History Applies to Windows 8/8.1/10

File History was introduced in Windows 8, which supersedes the Windows Backup and Restore in Windows 7. As its name suggests, File History builds a complete history of the changes made to any personal file by periodically (users can set a time schedule) scanning the file system for changes and copying changes to another location.

  • What can you backup in File History?

File History only saves continuous copies of personal files in the libraries, desktop, favorites and contact folders. So Windows 8/8.1/10 users who want to backup files at somewhere else, they have to move the files into the existing libraries or create a new one. 

  • How to start a regular backup with File History?

In Windows 10, just tell Cortana to search File History for you or just type "file history" in the search bar then you can find this utility.

To start out with File History, you should prepare a drive with a large free space first to save the backup files. Then "Turn on File History" and "Configure this drive for backup". That's all. Every time there is a change of files in the aforementioned places, File History will automatically copy them to the configured drive.

EaseUS Backup Software Works on All Windows Platforms

Similarly, a reliable third-party backup and recovery software, like EaseUS Todo Backup works the same with the Windows built-in File History backup utility, and even better. Why is that? Except for Windows 8/8.1/10, the software supports all other Windows platforms including Windows Vista/XP/7 and the backup have much more options which allow users to backup system, hard disk, files and email at everywhere to external hard drive, network and cloud. What's more, you can start scheduled backup by detecting connection of USB device.

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