How to Free Backup Windows PC to OneDrive/Google Drive/DropBox?

Posted by @Cherry

May 31, 2018

It is useful to backup PC to OneDrive or other cloud storage devices like Google Drive, DropBox, etc. Here you can learn how to free backup PC to cloud drives with the freeware AOMEI Backupper.

OneDrive Review

Cloud storage devices are more and more acclaimed by users. With the cloud storage devices, you do not need to prepare a physical hard drive for storage or backup. And it is cheaper and more convenient than physical hard drive. OneDrive is such a cloud storage drive which provides a fast and hassle-free way to store your data on the cloud and access it on the go. It is not only for Windows devices, but also iOS and Android handheld devices. That means you can access OneDrive cloud easily via its dedicated website.

Backup PC to OneDrive

As a computer user, you need to know that backup should be the most important thing for it can save your important data from many bad situations like system crash, virus, hard drive failure, which would cause your data loss. Once the data loss, you may get into a big trouble. Therefore, more and more people would like to backup PC in case of those bad things happen.

There are kinds of storage devices that you can use to store the backup images on. A CD/DVD, external hard drive, USB flash drive, online storage services, etc. With the development of online storage devices, many users would like to backup computer files online for convenience. Unlike the real storage devices, online storage device has many advantages:

  • You do not have to take a lot of money to purchase an external hard drive;

  • You do not need to worry about the hard drive fails;

  • You can access your backups on other machines as only as the internet connect, etc.

OneDrive is such kind of storage service that allows you to save your backups and you can access them from any device anywhere with internet connection. Anyone can create a OneDrive account to save all kind of data including the backup images. And a lot of users backup PC to OneDrive for business because it is easy to access.

How to backup PC to OneDrive?

As a cloud service, OneDrive allows you to simply upload local files. If you want a more convenient backup solution, here you can take use of the third party software AOMEI Backupper, which allows you to backup PC files to OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox, and many other cloud services as only as it has desktop app.

Setup OneDrive desktop app

As only as you setup OneDrive desktop app, you can use AOMEI Backupper to backup computer files to OneDrive. But how to set it up? Here you can follow the steps below:

  • Go to OneDrive official site, sign in with your OneDrive account.
  • Download OneDrive for PC’s desktop application, install it on your PC. By default, the application will create a folder located on C:\Users\<user name>\OneDrive. You can also install it to other locations.

Backup your PC to OneDrive with AOMEI Backupper

After setting OneDrive desktop app, you can start to backup to OneDrive with AOMEI Backupper.

Step1. Download AOMEI Backupper free. Install and launch it. Then, you can backup PC’s files to OneDrive easily. Click File Backup under Backup tab.

File Backup

Step2. Then, you can choose the local files/folders you want to backup to OneDrive.

Select Files Folders

Step3. After choosing the source files, you need to choose OneDrive as the destination place. Click the triangle at the end of “Step2”, select “Select a cloud Drive”.

Select OneDrive

Step5. Finally, you can click Start Backup to execute it.

Start Backup Files to OneDrive

AOMEI Backupper allows you to make an automatic backup to OneDrive, you can set it up in Schedule, and you can choose to backup it with daily, weekly, monthly, event triggers (only supported by AOMEI Backupper Professional), and you can set up incremental backup or differential backup here.

AOMEI Backupper is such a great tool that not only allows you to backup PC files to OneDrive, but also allows you to sync files to cloud drive. it is worth to use. If you are Windows Server users, AOMEI Backupper Server is suitable for you.