How to Automatic Backup Files for Windows 7/8/10

Posted by @Cherry

August 24, 2016

Automatic backup files can back up your files automatically when your forget to backup up your files. Here you can learn how to auto backup files for Windows 7/8/10.

Why you want to automatic backup files?

As a computer user, you may know exactly why should you backup files - to keep them safe when your hard drive gets in some accidents which may lead your data lose, like hard drive broken, laptop stolen, and many other situations. Many users back up files to avoid the damage. However, the files may change at anytime, and when you change it once, you need back up it again. Thus, set up a schedule backup is convenient even you forget to backup files. On the other hand, an automatic backup is a good helper for those people who don’t have the habit of backing up.

How to automatically backup files?

Windows users may know that Windows backup tool provides you do a schedule backup. However, you may get in some troubles.

● Windows backup tool cannot compress backup files. That will take a lot of space to store the backup image.

● Windows backup tool can only backup files from Libraries, Desktop, Contacts, Favorites, and OneDrive, which means you must add the files you want to backup to these places so that you can back them up with this tool.

Considering those shortages of Windows backup tool, here we find a powerful backup software AOMEI Backupper to replace it. AOMEI Backupper is designed specially for Windows users. It works with the concise interface and brings a big convenient for Windows users. It has many utilities, backup, restore, clone, create bootable media, and many other utilities, and it supports Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 freely. But how to auto backup files with AOMEI Backupper? Before you do, you should identify the backup source and storage destination. Identify the important files you want to backup, and decide where should you store them on. Here we take automatic backup some files and an external hard drive F:\ as an example. Download AOMEI Backupper(free edition).

To automatic backup files, here are two situations. If you haven’t create a file backup yet, you can do as the following guide:

Step1. Install and launch this freeware. Click Backup-> File Backup.

Main Interfance

Step2. Edit a task name first, so that you can identify the files later. Then, click Add File or Add Folder in “Step1” to select the files you want to back up. Then, select the destination place where you should store the backup image on, click “Step2” to select F:\.

Start Backup

Step3. There is an option for you to set up automatically backup files - Schedule. Tick the box in front of the Schedule. It will pop out a page that you can setup a specific schedule task to do an auto file backup. You can select daily, weekly, monthly or event triggers as the frequency as you want. And you can select incremental or differential backup at the Advancedtab.

Schedule Backup

Note: the Backup Options provide you do a compression for your backup, and you can add some comments ad set more for your backup.

After all settings, click Start Backup to launch the progress. And you will get an automatic backup files when it is done.

While, if you have already create a backup for your files without schedule, AOMEI Backupper supports add schedule for the file. Find the file under the Home tab, put the mouse under the task name, click Advanced, and select Schedule Task, it will bring you to the schedule setting page as same as the “Step3”.

Schedule Task

AOMEI Backupper is a software like so, which can help you do the job easy and simple. You can use it to backup every file directly as you want without the restrictions of Windows backup tool. It is worth to have one.