Automatic Backup in Windows® 7
What is the significance of Automatic backup feature in Windows 7?
Automatic data backup and recovery is an important feature in Windows 7. This feature helps the users to recover lost data from their system. The valuable information from your system might get lost due to many reasons like hard disk crash, hardware issues or unexpected power failure. The backup feature provides the users with an option to copy their files to a safe location for all user accounts. You can backup any data in your system like files, folders and libraries using this feature. The backup of complete system including Windows installation, settings and personal files is possible with Windows 7 backup feature. You can restore the system image to bring your system back to previous state if something happened with your system. In this way you can undo the changes in the system without affecting any files and folders in your system.
The points given below might give users an idea about the ways to setup automatic backup in Windows 7 system:
- About backup feature
- Benefits of Automatic backup feature
- Ways to set up backup
About backup feature
The backup feature helps users of Windows 7 to create safe copies of important files in their system in safe locations. You can create backup in several ways. Depending upon the amount of data to backup and importance of data you might choose the method to backup the files in your system. You might able to create complete system backup or backup of files and folders in their system with this feature. You can make use of this backup data in case of hard drive crash or system failure.
Benefits of Automatic backup feature
You need not worry about the files in your system due to the Automatic backup feature in Windows 7. Files might get lost from your system in many ways such as accidental deletion of files or due to viruses. The complete hard drive failure also might results in the losing of your important personal items such as family photos, significant documents, downloaded music, and more. The automatic backup is a simple procedure to backup your content to a second separate location. You can also schedule the time of backup according to your choice.
You can set up automatic backup by following these steps. You need to click on ‘Set up backup’ from the 'Backup and restore' option in 'Control panel'. You need to select the drive where you want to create backup of data. After selecting the backup drive you need to click on 'Next,. Then you need to choose between Default backup and Custom backup and click on 'Next'. In the next step you need to schedule backup and in case of automatic backup you need to select time, day or month of backup.