Back Up Selected Files With File History

A reader asked how to automatically back up just a few files to a USB drive in Windows 10. Let me show you how.

Start by typing Backup settings into your start box and clicking on the result.


Select Add a drive.


Then choose your drive.


Then choose More options

Choose More options


Scroll down to Back up these folders. Click the + icon to add folders. To remove folders, just click on the list.



To remove folders, just click on the list. Then click the Remove button.


Once you choose the folders you wish to back up, you can decide to run a manual backup or to schedule backups.  Make sure you have your external drive plugged at the times your backups are scheduled.

You can choose to keep the backups anywhere between 1 week and forever.


If you want to stop using a drive, click on Stop using file.







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