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Best Incremental/Differential Backup Software for Windows 10 Free Download

Posted on Nov 14, 2017 by Tracy King to Todo Backup Resource

Summary:
Windows 10 File History cannot create incremental or differential backup plans for your PC? Need a simple and reliable to backup files and drives on your PC with incremental or differential backup plans? This page will tell you what’s the difference between incremental and differential backup, when you need and how to perform incremental/different backup in Windows 10 PC.

File History doesn't support incremental/differential backup in Windows 10, help!

"Hello, does anyone know how to create an incremental or differential backup plan in Windows 10? I recently upgraded my computer into latest Windows system - Windows 10 Fall Creators and everything works so great with my PC. 
I used to use File History to backup files and data on my PC. Recently, an colleague told me that I can create incremental or differential backup plan so to backup files on my PC instead of backing up files one by one by hand. As far as I know, File History doesn't has this feature. And what's the exact difference between incremental and differential backup and how can I do it in Windows 10?"

What's the difference between incremental and differential backup?

Before we start discussing the difference, you may first observe a picture showed below:

Full, incremental and differential backup.

According to the picture, it's obvious that both incremental and differential backups are all based on the first full backup. A full backup is required to be executed before incremental or differential backup. 

Incremental backup is a backup plan which only backup changed files since the last incremental backup. It means that it only backup changed files since last backup.

Differential backup backs up only changed files since the last full backup. The amount of data being backed up grows with each differential backup until the next full backup.

When should you use incremental backup and when to use differential backup?

Here below are some listed situations that you may need perform incremental backups:

1. Frequently used single files what you edit and changed everyday with important data;
2. Network shared files or documents/files shared on network drive;
3. Hard drive partition with important files;

Situations for differential backup:

1. Resource files which you connect for work/study/fun: videos, audios and even game files etc;
2. Important data such as Sever database etc.

So what can you do if File History doesn't support incremental nor differential backup? 

Download best Windows 10 incremental/differential backup software for help

Professional incremental/differential backup software - EaseUS Todo Backup can help you easily create incremental or differential backup plans on Windows 10 for fast backing up wanted files and data.

It's fully compatible with Windows 10, Windows 10 Creators and even Windows 10 Fall Creators. Windows 8/8.1 or 7 users can also apply this software for backing up files on PC.

Just free download and install it on your PC and apply it to free backup wanted files with 30-day trial right now.

How to create/do incremental/differential backup in Windows 10?

Just apply EaseUS Todo Backup and follow tutorial guide here to create incremental and differential backup plan in Windows 10 with below tips now: 

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Todo Backup, choose backup mode - Disk/partition Backup, File Backup.

Backup files with incremental/differential backup tool.

Step 2. Browse to choose files or folder, hard drive partition or system disk that you need to backup;
Specify the backup destination to store the file backup images, system or disk partition image. 

Select files to incremental or differential backup.

If you want the program to execute an automatically incremental or differential backup, click Schedule > Set Schedule Type - Daily, Weekly, Monthly or Upon event > Set Backup method - Incremental or Differential > Save all changes.

Step 3. Click Proceed to start file or dis partition backup process now.
All files and data will be automatically backed up as incremental or differential backup plan.

If you prefer to manually do an incremental or differential backup, after the full backup, click Backup at the end of the backup task, select Incremental or Differential to manually do an incremental or differential backup immediately.

Manually do incremental or differential backup on Windows 10.