A regular backup routine is essential to guard against losing files, accidental deletion, or damage caused by malware. Windows 10 has a built in backup feature called File History. File History makes regular, scheduled backups of your data on an external hard drive. You can pick one up online or any computer store. Go for the largest size you can afford – atleast 1TB.
Using File History
Click ‘add drive’, then select the external hard drive you plugged in earlier.
Click ‘more options’.
Set ‘keep my backups’ field to ‘until space needed’. This removes old backups once the backup drive runs out of space.
Click ‘add a folder’. Make sure your documents, pictures, music, desktop folders are selected. Add any others you want to back up
Using the Cloud
If you plan to use Google Drive, you should first disable OneDrive in Windows 10. To do this type ‘Apps & features’ into the search bar on the bottom left of your screen, then click ‘Apps & features’. In the list of apps, select Microsoft OneDrive, and then click Uninstall.
Run the installer, and go through the setup. Click ‘get started’ from the welcome screen.
Sign in with your Google Account email and password
Select the folders you want to back up. Click ‘choose folder’ if you need to add any other folders.
Backup and Sync from Google will run in the background and synchronise your files between your PC and Google Drive.