It’s important to back up your files. Fortunately, Windows 10 makes it fairly easy. Let’s look at how to do it.

Type “backup” in the search box and click on the results.

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Then click the + symbol to add the drive you want to use for backing up. This can be an external hard drive or a flash drive. A flash drive should work if you’re just planning on backing up files from your library.

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You’ll then be able to choose which files to back up and how often. (You can back up from between every 10 minutes to daily. Hourly is the default time. Choose to keep the backups as needed or from one month to forever.

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Folders will already be selected by default, but you can click the + sign to add a folder or click on a folder that’s already selected to remove it from the list.

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Scroll down to choose to back up to a different drive.

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Your backup drive will need to be plugged in for the backup to happen.  Tomorrow, I’ll show you how to set up a system image for Windows 10.