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Backing up your Data in Windows 7

There are two easy ways to back your data up in Windows 7, These are;

  • Manually Transfer your files to an External Hard Disk or USB
  • Windows Backup and Restore

Manually Transfer

The manual transfer of files and folders is by far the quickest and most straightforward solution for backing up your essential data.

All you need to do is decide what files (pictures, documents, folders etc.) you want backing up, and transfer them to and external data device like a USB pen or External USB Hard disk.

You can do this in 3 easy steps;

  • 1) Plugin your storage device.
  • 2) Choose the files you want to backup.
  • 3) Right click on your mouse and select "SEND TO" (the name of the device you want to backup.)
  • DONE! Told you that was easy

Windows Backup and Restore

To Back up your files using Backup and Restore in Windows 7, follow the steps below on your Windows 7 PC:

  1. Select > Start button, then Control Panel > System and Security > Backup and Restore.
  2. Select Set up backup.
  3. Connect an external storage device to the Windows 7 PC or Laptop, and then select Refresh.
  4.  Under Backup Destination, choose your external storage device, and then select Next.
  5. Select Let me choose > Next.
  6. By default, all the files under DocumentsMusic, Pictures, and Videos will be backed up. You choose to back up additional files by expanding the locations under Computer and selecting the folders to back up.
  7. Unselect Include a system image of drives checkbox and then select Next.
  8. Select Change schedule.
  9. Unselect  Run backup on a schedule checkbox and then select OK.
  10. Select Save settings and run back up to start backing up your files to the external storage device.
  11. Safely remove the external device. This will ensure no files become lost or corrupted. To remove the device its easy, select Eject from the taskbar before you disconnect the drive from your PC.

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