How to Set a Windows 7 Backup Encryption Easily?

Posted by @Eileen

November 29, 2018

Are you looking for an efficient way to set a Windows 7 backup encryption? This article will show you how to achieve this goal with the best backup software.

The case

Hi, I am using Windows 7 Ultimate. I am using Windows 7 Backup to backup my data to my USB thumb drive. It backups fine, but I want to know if I can encrypt the backup too with Windows 7. Can it?

Why set Windows 7 backup encryption?

In daily life, users often need to reinstall the operating system because of system crash, human error or hard disk failure. Reinstallation is a complex job for people especially for some non-technical users. Many users backup their operating system just in case. Therefore, they can restore system to the normal status when a disaster occurs.

Just a system backup is not enough. You may be worried about the following two situations.

  • Your backup devices may be lost. Some unscrupulous people may steal your data from the lost device.

  • You don’t want anyone else to browse or modify your backup image, because they can access your backup image easily.

Why not set a Windows 7 backup encryption? Once the encryption is set successfully, only the one who knows the password can access the backup image. So, you don't have to worry about the security of your data anymore because they have double protection – backup and encryption.

Backup software with encryption feature for Windows 7

Want to make an encrypted backup in Windows 7? AOMEI Backupper Professional, the best backup and restore software, has the function of encrypting backups. Other practical features like backing up encrypted hard drive, decrypting and recovering ransomware encrypted files are also available in this powerful software. With these features, your personal data can be protected well.

It is worth mentioning that various operating systems can be supported by this backup software like Windows 10, Windows 8.1/8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and XP. If you want to set a Windows 10 backup encryption, this useful software can also give you a hand.

Is the encryption process complicated? Don’t worry! All you need to do are a few clicks. Simple steps and intuitive interface make your encrypted backup effortless. Here are detailed steps for your reference.

How to create a Windows 7 backup encryption step by step?

This encryption backup software allows you to backup system to external hard drives or NAS devices. You can choose one according to your needs.

Step 1. Download, install and open this software. Click Backup from the left side. Then click System Backup.

System Backup

Step 2. The Task Name can be modified by your needs. The required system partitions are selected by default in Step 1. Then select your destination path (E:\) in Step 2.

Destination Path

Step 3. Click Backup Options from the bottom of the interface. Select Enable encryption for backups under General tab. Enter your password in the password field (A maximum of 64 characters is allowed). Then click OK.

Encryption For Backups

Step 4. If all things are right, you can click Start Backup.

Start Backup


  • If you click Backup Options in Step 3, you will face six options: General, Compression, Splitting, Intelligent Sector, VSS and Other. These options can be set by your needs.

  • You can create scheduled tasks by clicking Schedule. Six modes are supported by this software: Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Event triggers, USB plug in and Real-time Sync. If you only want to copy changes, you can make an Incremental Backup or a Differential Backup under the Advanced tab.

  • You can click Scheme to delete older backups automatically.


You can set a Windows 7 backup encryption easily with AOMEI Backupper Professional. What’s more, you can do your work without any concern because the process of encrypted backup won't interrupt your work.

You can backup computer to CD in Windows 7, restore Windows 10 system image backup with AOMEI Backupper Professional. With these useful functions you don't have to worry about the security of your data anymore!

If you want to set a Windows Server backup encryption, you can achieve this goal with the advanced version - AOMEI Backupper Server.