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How to Backup and Restore Alarms & Clock app in Windows 10


The Alarms & Clock app is a preinstalled UWP (Universal Windows Platform) app in Windows 10. The app is a combination of alarm clock, world clock, timer, and stopwatch. You can use the app to set alarms and reminders, check times around the world, and time your activities, including laps and splits.

If you use the Alarms & Clock app, you can manually backup your alarms and world clocks to manually restore as needed to any account on any Windows 10 PC.

This tutorial will show you how to manually backup and restore your alarms and world clocks for the Alarms & Clock app in Windows 10.


 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: To Backup Alarms and World clocks from Alarms & Clock app
  • Option Two: To Restore Alarms and World clocks to Alarms & Clock app


EXAMPLE: Alarm and World Clock in Alarms & Clock app
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Backup and Restore Alarms & Clock app in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Backup and Restore Alarms & Clock app in Windows 10
To Backup Alarms and World clocks from Alarms & Clock app

1. If the Alarms & Clock app is currently open, close it.

2. Open File Explorer (Win+E), copy and paste the folder location below into the address bar of File Explorer, and press Enter.

(current account)
%LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.WindowsAlarms_8wekyb3d8bbwe

3. Copy the Settings folder to your desktop. (see screenshot below)

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4. Move the Settings folder on your desktop to where want to keep it saved at as your backup. It is safe to rename this folder to anything you like if wanted.

5. You can now close File Explorer if you like.






Backup and Restore Alarms & Clock app in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Backup and Restore Alarms & Clock app in Windows 10
To Restore Alarms and World clocks to Alarms & Clock app


Restoring a backup of your alarms and world clocks in the Alarms & Clock app will remove and replace any current alarms and world clocks.

1. If the Alarms & Clock app is currently open, close it.

2. Open File Explorer (Win+E), copy and paste the folder location below into the address bar of File Explorer, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

(current account)
%LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.WindowsAlarms_8wekyb3d8bbwe\Settings

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3. In a separate File Explorer window, open the backed up Settings folder from Option One, select the contents in this folder, right click or press and hold on the selected items, and click/tap on Copy. (see screenshot below)

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4. Paste the selected files from the backup in step 3 into the Settings folder from step 2.

5. When prompted, click/tap on Replace the files in the destination. (see screenshot below)

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6. You can now close the File Explorer windows if you like.


That's it,
Shawn