Windows 10: Whats the best way to backup my files?


  1. Posts : 9
    Windows 10 Education x64
       31 Aug 2015 #1

    Whats the best way to backup my files?


    Along with my nice new shiny laptop with Windows 10 on it, I have a Western Digital My Passport Ultra drive with 2TB of space.

    What is the best way to backup all my files - should I use the WD Backup software or does Windows 10 have a backup solution built in that I can use?
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  2. Posts : 2,033
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       31 Aug 2015 #2

    Use: Macrium Reflect Free or AOMEI Backupper
    They are both good and free.
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  3. Posts : 1,528
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       31 Aug 2015 #3

    Second Macrium Reflect Free. It has useful backup scheduling features and you can mount the disk image to recover individual files.
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  4.    31 Aug 2015 #4

    I was wondering the same question myself, I usually just copy all my files to an external HDD but was looking for a more automated process rather than having to do it manually.

    I tried the built in File History feature of Windows 10 but it's far from reliable, many files just do not get copied and after customising which folders I want backed up using the settings app if I launch file history using the control panel (instead of the settings app) it messes up my configuration by adding more unnecessary folders, even doubling up on some folders so that I get multiple backups!

    So I'm looking for a better solution, might give Macrium Reflect a try.
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  5.    31 Aug 2015 #5

    I use SyncBack SE. It's a step up from copying files and makes the whole process faster and efficient, especially with a lot of files to back up. It does cost a small amount of $ though. It works well in Win 10 and there's a trial option.
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  6.    31 Aug 2015 #6

    Kanata said: View Post
    I use SyncBack SE. It's a step up from copying files and makes the whole process faster and efficient, especially with a lot of files to back up. It does cost a small amount of $ though. It works well in Win 10 and there's a trial option.
    Awesome thanks, I'll try that out, I have 1 1/2 TB of data that I back up so if this is useful I'll consider purchasing it.

    Thanks
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