Freeware to Backup Files to OneDrive (for Business) Automatically

Posted by @Teresa

October 25, 2017

This tutorial shows how to automatically backup and sync local PC files and folders to OneDrive cloud drive in Windows 7/10 using free backup utility AOMEI Backupper Standard.

Why backup files to OneDrive?

Backing up files from computer to cloud storage is one of the best ways to protect data and save local storage. Microsoft OneDrive provides 15GB free cloud storage for its users, and now users who have subscribed for Office 365 can get unlimited cloud storage. If you purchased OneDrive for Business, the cloud storage is also considerable. OneDrive keeps abreast of new technology and develops desktop applications for Mac and Windows computer, which makes off-line file operations easier than ever. To backup files to OneDrive in Windows 7, you can download desktop app from OneDrive website. OneDrive comes preinstalled on Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, so you don’t have to download one to backup files to it.

OneDrive desktop app will create one OneDrive folder where you can drag or backup computer files to even without network on your hard disk. After you installed OneDrive desktop app on your PC, you need to sign in with your Microsoft account. Once signed in, it will ask you whether to sync files from cloud to local OneDrive folder or not. For single file, you can drag and drop it to the OneDrive folder. But for large amounts of files and long-range-planning, it’s better to use professional backup utility. Besides, new files could be created every single day, so it is better to schedule backup them to OneDrive cloud. However, how do you backup local files and desktop files to OneDrive in Windows 7/8/8.1/10? Actually, it is quite easy.

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What should you use to sync PC files to OneDrive?

To backup files as well as large files to OneDrive, you will need reliable and powerful backup and sync software. This software should be able to automatically sync files to OneDrive as a backup and with no user interaction after the first configuration. It is better for free. AOMEI Backupper Standard is professional backup utility that is free for popular Windows personal operating systems like Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10. It will perform daily, weekly, monthly, event-trigger as well as real-time sync mode to sync and protect your PC files with ease. One can also sync network files to OneDrive if the need ever arises. With its user-friendly interface, you can easily manage the process even if you’re novice to computer. Download this software and have a try.

How to sync files to OneDrive in Windows 7?

Step1. Install OneDrive desktop to your PC. Install and start AOMEI Backupper, and then go Backup > File Sync.

File Sync

Step2. Click Add Folder > Browse to add files you want to sync to OneDrive.

Add Folder

Step3. Click here to choose OneDrive folder as the destination path.

Select a Cloud drive

Step4. Select OneDrive.

OneDrive selected

Step5. Click Start Sync.

Start Sync

TipsSchedule: You can set scheduled sync tasks in Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Event-trigger or Real-time sync here.

See, it is pretty easy to sync files to OneDrive as backup using AOMEI Backupper Standard. In fact, you can do more than that with the backup software. For instance, you can backup PC to NAS or backup NAS to PC for extra layer protection. You could also create bootable disc or USB drive to backup hard drive when the Windows OS refuses to boot. If you want to backup files and settings to OneDrive in Windows 10, you can perform a system backup first and then sync the backup image to OneDrive. Once needed, you can access to the image and do the restoring.

Command line operations, as script command, take up less CPU resource and support unattended operations are very useful for advanced users. If you would like to give command line backup a shot, try AOMEI Backupper Professional.