How Do I Back Up To A USB Drive?

A reader has a question about backing up:

“I know this a simple question but how do you back up your files to an external drive (CD or UBS) on a Dell computer with windows 10? When I’ve tried on a UBS device it says I don’t have enough space but I only want my personal files. Please give step by step.”

The simplest method would just be to drag and drop the files you want to your USB Drive.

Start by opening File Explorer.


Then select the file you want to back up.


You can right-click to copy the folder or files.


Then select the external drive.


Then paste the folder or files onto the USB drive.


You can also drag and drop the files or folders onto the USB drive.


If you’d prefer an automatic backup, I’ll show you more about that later in the week.







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