How-to: Backup My Laptop Files to Google Drive Cloud

Posted by @Teresa

November 24, 2017

Learn how to sync your laptop files to Cloud and create backup image for your laptop and then store the image to Cloud with the help of professional backup utility.

Why Backup Laptop to Cloud?

The importance of backup is self-evident after went through so many tough time of data loss. Backup files or system to another place where is far away from the running system, so that we can keep them safe in the event of system crash. Some users purchase external hard drive, NAS devices, additional disk, or USB flash drive as the storage device and, for example, backup PC to external hard drive in the days after.

In that way, if we have so many backup solutions to choose, why need to backup computer files to cloud? As we know, many cloud service provider like Microsoft, Google, and Dropbox provide free and paid solutions for the public. These services can be used to store data and synchronize files. The most outstanding feature is one can access to the stored data wherever and whenever the network connected. Most main-stream clouds also provide desktop application that we can download to our local disk and add files to the folder.

These solutions, OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox, etc. are good news for laptop users. Most laptops are designed with only one disk bay which is the internal disk bay. Therefore, we cannot just add extra disk like we did in desktop and back computer up there. Even if some users add external hard drive to laptop and do backup, it is not a long-run plan because laptop is likely to be moved around a lot. And the connection of external drive is easy to abort. Anyway, it is a good way to perform one-time backup task which is not helpful if we want to keep all backups up-to-date. 

In this situation, it is a wise choice to backup My Computer to the Cloud. Besides, back up files to OneDrive is a good way to save local disk space as well.

Best Software to Backup Laptop Files to Cloud

Some of us may aware of that we should back important things up, yet don’t know what the best way to backup laptop is and how to do this. To backup significant files automatically to the cloud folder, the crucial part is to find a reliable and professional backup tool. 

AOMEI Backupper Professional is such a program that allows us to backup my files to cloud by syncing important folders in Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista, and XP. There are several features that can assist us in laptop backup. In Schedule, we have Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Event-trigger and Real-time Sync options to select. We can just set with any mode based on our needs.

AOMEI Backupper also supports backing up to NAS device or network shared folder. Thus, there is no difficulty to, for example, backup Windows 7 to WD My Cloud. Here is the main interface of AOMEI Backupper Professional edition.

AB PRO Backup

Back up Computer Files to Google Drive with AOMEI Backupper

With “File Sync” feature, we can easily backup files to Cloud. Following will take back up to Google Drive for example. In the first place, we need to download and install Google Drive desktop application on the laptop. By default, the application will create a folder: C:\Users\<user name>\Google Drive to be synchronized with Google Drive.

1. Install and start AOMEI Backupper Professional. Go Backup and roll-down your mouse to find File Sync.

2. At this page, click  Add Folder and then Browse to add laptop files to sync.

Add Folder

3. Click the inverted triangle icon behind “Step 2” box to specify the Google Drive folder as the destination location to save the files.

Select destination path

4. Select Google Drive.

Google Drive

5. Click Start Sync to run the sync for the first time.

Tips

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

  • You can also backup laptop files to OneDrive or Dropbox or any Cloud drive with desktop application embedded in the same way. 

Conclusion

It is quite easy to backup laptop to cloud with the help of AOMEI Backupper, isn’t it? As a matter of fact,we can sync multiple folders at the same time to cloud. Please see detailed steps with screenshots in sync multiple folders to Google Drive. In addition, if want to backup Server to cloud like backing up Windows Server to Amazon Drive, we can turn to AOMEI Backupper Server edition.