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Best way to back up a Win 10 PC

Hello everyone,

to this day I dont really backup my PC. (The most important documents and pictures are in a cloud)

But i have some time right now and wanted to do the responsable thing and do a full backup of my PC.

 

Whats the best way to back up a Win10 PC? Is there an easy way to backup the PC onto HDDs and keeping those Backups up to date?

 

Thanks for any input 

 

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There are several ways. It's always recommended that you have it backed up to an external device to have on hand for quick data recovery. But also that you have a copy additionally either on the cloud, or physically stored out of the locate the computer is, in the event of a house or office fire, flood, etc. As four recommended services to do that... I hand the hat off to another to answer the question with helpful detail.

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There's a multitude of software solutions for making copies and performing backups. There is no one that is unanimously considered the best.

 

I liked FreeFileSync. It can backup to local storage (not ideal) and network attached storage. Can be automated to backup regularly. Costs nothing. Does have a bit of a learning curve but once you understand it its very powerful and simple.

 

If you want full system images as a backup I can't comment. It's been too long since I last did that. I think I used to use a program called Macrium Reflect but I don't know if it's still any good or free.

 

If you're a Linux user RSYNC is always an easy choice. It can technically be used on Windows too but that requires some unnecessary setup.

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24 minutes ago, Windows7ge said:

There's a multitude of software solutions for making copies and performing backups. There is no one that is unanimously considered the best.

 

I liked FreeFileSync. It can backup to local storage (not ideal) and network attached storage. Can be automated to backup regularly. Costs nothing. Does have a bit of a learning curve but once you understand it its very powerful and simple.

 

If you want full system images as a backup I can't comment. It's been too long since I last did that. I think I used to use a program called Macrium Reflect but I don't know if it's still any good or free.

 

If you're a Linux user RSYNC is always an easy choice. It can technically be used on Windows too but that requires some unnecessary setup.

Ill take a look at FreeFileSync, thank you

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1 minute ago, _Omega_ said:

Ill take a look at FreeFileSync, thank you

It takes advantage of Windows built-in batch files (.bat) and Task Scheduler if you want to automate them. They provide instructions IIRC but if you need more help just comment on the forum.

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