How to Automatically Backup your Computer to External Hard drive in Windows 10?

Posted by @Teresa

November 18, 2016

This article will introduce you how to backup your computer to external hard drive like WD Passport automatically using professional backup software AOMEI Backupper.

When need to auto backup computer to external hard drive?

We do backups frequently in order to keep our precious data and information safer. Sometimes we backup files to NAS or cloud storage, backup files to OneDrive for instance. At times, we backup files to USB flash drive, portable drive or external hard drive as well. All these moves are in the consideration of files security. However, do you thinking of backing computer up to one of these places? Computer including operating system and all you created files also need to be protected.

You are more likely to backup your computer to external hard drive in desktops as it is easier to add external hard drive on that kind of devices. Adding external hard drive like WD Passport to computer enlarges available disk space to a great extent, which allows you to place backup images there, too. What’s more, the external hard drive, to some degree, is separately with internal hard disk that with OS on. Therefore, once OS corrupted or what so ever, the backup images on external hard drive only get minimum bad effects.

Why do you need auto backup feature during computer backup? Actually, this doesn’t need to illustrate more because most people have realized its significance. We are busy with trivial or important businesses, so it is not uncommon to forget doing backup each day. Auto backup nicely solves this problem.

How to backup computer to external hard drive automatically?

You may set scheduled backup in Windows XP, 7, 8 or Windows 10 with its built-in backup utility. Nevertheless, it is quite necessary to turn to professional 3rd party software. On the one hand, chances are that you cannot restore the backup image that built-in backup utility created successfully, which comes from the feedback of Windows users. On the other hand, powerful backup solutions support backup entire computer instead of only system programs to external hard drive.

AOMEI Backupper Professional is the perfect software to automatically backup computer to external hard drive. It supports Windows 10/8.1/7/XP/Vista both on laptops and desktops. It has daily, weekly, monthly, and event trigger in Schedule embedded. Download freely to learn how to do automatic computer backup to external hard drive.

Automatic backup your computer to external hard drive via AOMEI Backupper

Step1. Connect the external hard drive to your computer. If you already did, install and launch AOMEI Backupper Professional. Go Backup > Disk Backup.

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Step2. Select the disk that contains OS as the source disk.

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Step3. Select the external hard drive as the destination disk.

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Step4. Click Schedule to configure backup frequency, daily, weekly, monthly, or event trigger. Full Backup, Incremental Backup and Differential Backup is also available in Advanced option.

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Step5. Click Backup Options to set password for backup images as well as other stuffs if you wish.

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Step6. It is important that the software will delete redundant backup images for you to save storage room because auto backup creates lots of images. Click Scheme to configure.

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Step7. Click Start Backup after all configurations.

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Tips:

You don’t have to worry about forgetting back computer up from now on. AOMEI Backupper completes this auto backup task in several steps. If you look through this software, you’ll find more helpful features that can solve your daily practical issues. For example, you can use clone feature to replace HDD with SSD in desktop. The Create a bootable rescue media feature in Utilities tap allows you to boot your computer again when it is failed. Thus it is good to make one bootable device beforehand.