How to Backup Files to External Hard Drive in Windows 10

Posted by @Cherry

August 15, 2016

Backing up files to external hard drive in Windows 10 can save your files from an accident damage. AOMEI Backupper provides you an easy way to do it.

Why you want to backup files to external hard drive in Windows 10?

As the release of Windows 10 operating system, more and more computer upgrade their Windows 7 or Windows 8 to this new version. But no matter what operating system you are using, it is always a good habit to have a backup.

Backing up files to external hard drive Windows 10 should be the best way to keep your data in safe. An external hard drive is separated from your computer, and it is also separated from the danger of computer failing, system crashing, hard drive breaking, etc. Once the files on the computer lost, you can restore them from the external hard drive. Besides, external hard drive is portable, which is convenient for user who’s on business trip, because they can take a portable external hard drive instead of a heavy computer/laptop. Considering the safety and convenience, backup files to external hard drive in Windows 10 is a wise way.

How to backup files to external hard drive in Windows 10?

To backup files to external hard drive in Windows 10, here we highly recommend you a free backup software, AOMEI Backupper Standard, which can backup files to external hard drive with in a few simple steps.

Step1. Connect the external hard drive you prepared before. Download freeware AOMEI Backupper Standard, install and launch it on your Windows 10 computer. To backup files to external hard drive in Windows 10, click Backup->File Backup.

File Backup

Step2. Here you moved to the File Backup page. Click Add File/Add Folder in Step1 to select the files you want to backup. You can also backup files with certain file extension automatically.

Add File Folder

Step3. Then, click Step2, select the external hard drive you plugged in before as the destination space to store the files on.

Destination Place

Before clicking Start Backup, here you need to know about the two options:

Backup Options:which you can add comment for your backup, choose a compression for your backup, even splitting a large file into multiple smaller files while backing up.

Schedule: if you want to backup files to external hard drive automatically, you can click this option to set up an auto file backup for daily, weekly, monthly, and you can select to do a full backup or incremental/differential backup.

After all settings, click Start Backupto launch the whole progress. When the task finished, click Finish to exit.

With the help of AOMEI Backupper, backing up files to external hard drive in Windows 10 can be much easier. Besides, you can use it to backup system, hard drive, partitions, etc. When you need to restore files, you can still work with AOMEI Backupper.