Almost everybody knows importance of the data backup, however it seems you do not have any habit of backing up your important files. If incase your hard disk fails, blue screen, system crash, virus attack, then what will you do to make sure of your data security? In order, to avoid your data getting damaged or decreasing loss, you must schedule the automatic backup in Windows 10 as the daily activity, thereby safeguarding your valuable data.
For scheduling your files backup, there are certain options available in your windows settings. You may set daily, weekly, monthly backup or even like backing up during some special event gets triggered. This backup strategy provides you convenience, saves time & energy. Thus, it is really a smart move to schedule your regular backup in your Windows 10 system.
Decide Which Data to Backup?
Generally, before scheduling your automatic backup in Windows 10, the first thing which you should decide is what data you should get backed up often like system, folders, partitions, applications, and important files? And where these data to be backed up like Network, NAS, internal hard drives or external hard drives? You need to properly plan all these important things before planning your automatic backup.
Find Destination of Backup
After identifying exact backup destination wherever you want those files to be backed up, then you can schedule your automatic backup in Windows 10 by working on few settings which I’ll teach you guys in this article.
Automatic Backup Using File History
You can set up your automatic backup using the default inbuilt option File History. This is one of the simplest way in Windows 10. You just have to find the File History option in the Control Panel and open it. As you can see below, this is how the user end window will look like when you open it. Here you can configure by turning on the setting for the first time. Whatever you are backing up through this method will not be compressed, and you have to copy the files which you want to backup to these locations like the libraries, contacts, desktop, favorites or One Drive because this tool is designed in such a way to take backup files only through these locations. Initially you will not be able to turn on the File History because you should have connected usable hard disk for this backup to occur. You can see the same in the below image:
You can even chose the drive where you want the backup to occur by going to the “Select drive” option:
Once after connecting your external hard disk or any other memory, you can turn it on and it will look like below:
Customize more using Advanced Setting
Suppose you are looking to schedule the automatic backup at some regular intervals, then there’s an advanced set up option available for the same. You may set up the scheduled backup, for example, you may set to save the copies of files each hour, or 10 to 30 minutes, 3 hours or every day based on your requirement need.
Additionally, size of the offline cache or saved versions can also be set as per your need. By default, all your backup versions will be stored forever. In case, if you are setting up daily regular backup and leaving this option as default then you will end up with no space for backup after few days. So it’s better to use the option “Until space is needed”.
Exclude Folders Which You Don’t Wanna Backup
In case, if you don’t want to waste your valuable memory by backing up unnecessary files, then you can exclude the same by adding those folder paths to the below window, thereby, File History will not back up those data. Making use of this option will really save huge hard disk space.
I Hope that you got what you was looking for. The above mentioned automatic scheduled backup the in Windows 10 is the best way to safeguard your sensitive data without paying any premium fee to any third party. This scheduled backup will surely going to save your job if something happens with your system like the hard drive failure, malware infection, or somebody accidentally deleting something very important.