How to Quickly Backup Your Personal Files in Windows 10

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Save your files from accidental deletion or easily revert the changes you made in the recent versions of a file. Windows 10 has a built-in option to backup the user files.

The feature helps you store files on an external drive at frequent intervals. You can access, and restore them from the history whenever needed.

How to enable file history backup on your Windows computer

Tap Gear icon in your Start menu to open Settings.

Click the last Update & Security menu.

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Choose Backup from the left pane and hit Add a drive option. Now it will ask you to select an external drive for storing files. Choose your drive.

Windows will automatically backup your files to the selected drive. Click More options link to configure your backup.

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By default, files will be saved every hour. But you can customize the interval from every 10 minutes to daily. Choose how long it should be kept under Keep my backups option.

Tap on the + icon to add a folder to history backup.

Click an existing folder to show Remove button and exclude it from the periodical backup.

Scroll down to the bottom to stop using your current drive or replace it with a new backup destination.

Hit the blue color Restore files from a current backup link to view and restore your files from the history. You can also access older versions of a file in this way- Open Windows Explorer, right-click on a file which is already assigned to backup and select Properties. A small window will open where you should opt for Previous Versions tab to find and restore archives.

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