Backup PC to DropBox for Free in Windows 10/8/7

Posted by @Cody

December 13, 2016

Instead of purchasing storage devices for backup, you can actually free backup PC to Dropbox, a very popular cloud drive service.

Where should you save backup files?

To create backups is inevitable in case of data loss caused by any unexpected things. It is crucial to keep the backup to another location where no system resides. Therefore, many people have purchased extra hard drives, external drives, NAS devices or other storage devices to serve as a backup drive. Nowadays, many cloud storage services have been introduced, some of which are totally free. You can also consider saving backups to a cloud drive rather than backup to external hard drive. DropBox is one of the most popular cloud drive providing both free and paid service. If you want to have cloud backup, you can choose the DropBox Service to backup PC to DropBox. One of the main advantages of saving backups to a cloud drive is that you can access the backup on any devices anywhere. Therefore, even if the original hardware is complete failed, you can still get the backup as long as you have an internet connection.

DropBox for backup

Like any other cloud services, DropBox only provides online storage and file synchronization, which are different from backup. If you want to have image backup saved in DropBox cloud drive, you can achieve that with the help of free backup software AOMEI Backupper Standard. It supports regular scheduled backup and event triggered backup in Windows 10/8/7. What’s more, incremental backup and differential backup are both available. To backup to DropBox, you can set up a scheduled backup to the local DropBox synchronization folder with AOMEI Backupper and then the image backup will be automatically synchronized to your DropBox drive in no time.

How to backup to DropBox

To backup computer to DropBox, you should download and install the DropBox desktop application on your computer if you have not before. In order to keep your backup up to date, it is recommended to create scheduled backup.

To create DropBox automatic backup:

1. Download, install and launch AOMEI Backupper.

2. At the Home screen, under “Backup” tab, select “File Backup”. You can also perform “System Backup”, “Disk Backup”, or “Partition Backup” if you like.

File Backup

3. On the next page, you can select any folders or files that you want to include in the backup by clicking “Add File” or “Add Folder”.

Select Files Folders

4. Specify the local DropBox folder as the backup target location in the “Step 2” box.

Select Dropbox

5. Click “Schedule” to decide when you want to the backup to run automatically, and you can also decide to run an incremental backup, differential backup or full backup.

Schedule Backup

6. Back to the backup screen, you can also click “Backup Options” to see more options. After that, click “Start Backup” to start the backup.

Start Backup Files to Dropbox

Usually, the backup will be complete quickly unless you have included a large amount of data in it. Then in a short while, the image backup will be automatically synced to your DropBox cloud. If you want to exclude some certain files in in the source folder, you can try the AOMEI Backupper Professional edition. Besides the ability to backup PC to DropBox, AOMEI Backupper also supports file sync to protect your data.