Windows 10: Back Up and Restore Your Files

How to Back up Files:

1. Click the Start button at the bottom left of your screen and then select Settings.

start menu in windows 10 with settings highlighted.

2. Choose Update & Security.

settings screen windows 10

3. On the Update & security screen, click Backup on the left of your screen.

update and security window with back up highlighted

4. Then, select Add a drive.

back up using file history with add a drive highlighted.

5. Choose the appropriate external drive to back up your files. Your files are now backed up.

How to Restore Files:

1. On the bottom left of your screen, click Search the web and Windows.

search the web and windows tab windows 10


2. On the search bar, type "Restore Files" and click Restore your files with File History.

 restore your files with file history highlighted


3. Look up the file that you need to restore, and select Restore.

  • NOTE: In order to restore a file successfully, you must back up your files first. Refer to the beginning of this article on how to back up files.


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