How to Backup Windows 7/8/10 Files and Folders to Cloud Drives?

March 27, 2017

Learn how to backup Windows 10/8/7 files and folders to cloud drives like Google Drive, Dropobox, OneDrive, Box, Cloudme, SugarSync, hubiC, etc.


A couple of days ago, I signed up OneDrive, and I was trying to backup some files and folders from my Windows 7 computer to it. I tried to use its “upload” function to upload a part of files, but it went slowly, I had to wait in front of my computer until its finished. If I use this method to upload all the files and folders, it may waste a lot of time. That’s why I’m here to ask you if there is anyway that can be used for Windows 7 backup files and folders to cloud drives?

Why does OneDriveUploadworking slowly?

OneDrive is based on website. That means if you would like to use OneDrive, you need to open OneDrive official website and sign in your account. When you use its Upload function to upload files and folders, the uploading speed is depending on both the network speed and the size of the files/folders. Besides, you need to open the website all the time unless the progress finished. For those working schema, you may waste a lot of time. Not only the OneDrive has those limitations, but also other cloud drives, like Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, Cloudme, SugarSync, hubiC, etc.

How to backup Windows 7/8/10 files and folders to cloud drives?

Without the “Upload” of cloud drives, here you can learn another way for Windows 7 backup files and folders to cloud drives, which also can be used in Windows 8 or Windows 10. For backup files and folders to cloud drive faster and more free from worry, the AOMEI Backupper could be very helpful. It allows you to backup files and folders to cloud drives, and it can work well with Windows 10/8/7. What’s more, you can use it to backup files to cloud drive automatically, and you do not need to wait in front of the computer until the task finished, cause it can execute the task even you shut down your computer. The next content is about how to use AOMEI Backupper to backup files and folders to OneDrive (the same steps with other cloud drives).

Before you do, you need to go to the official website of OneDrive, sign in with your account. Then, download its desktop app, and install it to your computer. By default, the application will create a folder located on C:\Users\\OneDrive. You can also install it to other locations.

Step1. Download AOMEI Backupper free, install and launch it. To backup files to cloud drive, here you need to click File Backup under the Backup tab.

File Backup

Step2. When you open the File Backup window, you need to click File/Folder to add files/folders as the source party. AOMEI Backupper supports you automatic backup files with a certain file extension.

Select Files Folders

Step3.after choose the source files/folders, you need to select the cloud drive as the target drive to stored the data. Click the little triangle at the end of “Step2”, select “Select a cloud drive” in the drop down menu.

Select Cloud Drive

Step4. Then, it will show you all the cloud drives you installed the desktop app in your computer. Select OneDrive.

Select- OneDrive

Step5.Then, you can click Start Backup to luanch the progress.

Start Backup Files to OneDrive


  • You can open Backup Options to setup more for your backups like add comments, etc.
  • The Schedule allows you to set up an automatic backup for daily, weekly, monthly, event triggers(provided by AOMEI Backupper Professional), and you can choose to do an incremental/differential backup.
  • The Scheme enables you to manage disk space, and you can set up more for incremental/differential backup.

AOMEI Backupper is such a great tool for Windows 7 backup files and folders to cloud drives. It also allows you to sync files to cloud drive. If you are Windows Server users, AOMEI Backupper Server is suitable for you.