How to Backup Files on Hard Drive to Protect Data Safe

Posted by @Cherry

April 18, 2016

How to backup files on hard drive to protect data safe? Most users try to backup files on hard drive to protect the data safe when the hard drive destroyed.

The files on hard drive faced dangerous

Hard drive isn’t a stranger to computer users. You stored every data on hard drive since you use computer. Your documents, your data project, your favorite music and videos, your beautiful travel photos are all stored on the hard drive. However, the files on hard drive faced dangerous. The computer loss, the hard drive destroy, the natural disaster and human’s wrong operation are some reasons that can lead your files on hard drive gone. So, it is dangerous to store all files only on one hard drive.

Backing up files on hard drive to protect its safe

Backup files on internal hard drive and external hard drive are both important. The internal hard drive may break, the external hard drive may lost because of its tiny shape. To protect the files safe, the most effective way is to backup files on hard drive. Once the original data affected by some reasons, you can use the backup image to restore files immediately.

How to backup files on hard drive?

To backup files on hard drive, the most effective way is to backup the whole hard drive. Here are the things you need prepare first:

● A hard drive which is large enough to store the files on the source hard drive.

● A software that can help you backup files on hard drive. Like AOMEI Backupper, a powerful backup software that can finish the job with a few clicks.

How to backup files on hard drive with this powerful backup software? Here you can follow the guidance below:

Step1. Insert the hard drive you prepared before. Download AOMEI Backupper, install and launch it. To backup files on hard drive, click Disk Backup under the Backup tab.

Disk Backup

Step2.You will move to the page for selecting the source disk and the destination disk. Click “Step1”, select the hard drive which the files stored on as the source disk. Then, click “Step2”, select a hard drive as the destination place to store the backup image on.

Backup Files on Hard Drive

Note:you can setup an automatic backup for daily, weekly, monthly. The AOMEI Backupper doing an incremental backup by default. You can set a differential backup if you like.

Step3.After all settings, you can click Start Backup to launch the progress.

Using Disk Backup to backup files on hard drive is very convenient. You do not need select the files one by one, only one mouse click, you can select all files on the hard drive to backup. If you want to do it manually, you can use the File Backup utility, which provides you back up files and folders specially.

AOMEI Backupper is designed for Windows users, and you can use it free for Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10. And it has many other utilities for you to keep your data safe. It is worth to hold one.