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Hassle-Free Auto Backup: How to Backup Your PC on Windows 8

In a world where technology and data take the first place, making a backup of information is very necessary and important.

We realize this is important when we lose our essential information for any reason such as hard disk failure, ransomware attack, malware, etc.

Also we cannot recover them. If we have not backed up that information, we will face problems.

In this tutorial, we are going to share with you how to backup your PC automatically on Windows 8 and restore it to the Windows operating system.

How to backup automatically on Windows 8 or 8.1 system

Before you begin, make sure you’re logged in as an Administrator.

Follow the steps below:

1.Open the Settings.

 Backup your PC automatically on Windows 8

2. Open the Control Panel.

3. Under System and Security, select Save backup copies of your files with File History.

backup automatically on Windows 8 or 8.1 system

4. In this section, the software must be loaded.

5. Click on a destination where to save your backup.

6. Select Turn on to start the backup process.

Note: You can save the backup either on an external disk drive or on a network.

If you save the backup on a network, you need browse to add the desired location on the network, then type the network credentials and select OK.

7. The backup process will now start. This may take a while, depending on the final size of the file.

How to restore a backup in Windows 8 or 8.1 system

Before performing the process of restoring a backup file, be sure to log in as an administrator.

Follow the steps below:

1. Select Search or hit the Start and C keys to open the Charm Bar.

2. Type Restore in the search box.

3. Select Restore your files with File History from the search results list.

 restore a backup in Windows 8 or 8.1 system

4. In this section, the software must be loaded.

5. Search and locate for your backup and click it.

6. Select the refresh button at the bottom of the wizard to restore it.

7. The restore process should now begin. The time of the process depends on the size of your backup file.

How to delete individual backup files

You can delete individual backup files by following the steps below. In this situation, Windows 8 is using the Windows 7 File Recovery utility.

Note: This option is only available for Windows 8 users, not Windows 8.1. Users on Windows 8.1 will not have the Windows 7 File Recovery utility.

As in the steps above, first make sure you are logged in as an administrator.

1. Select Search.

2. Type Windows 7 File Recovery in the search box.

3. Select the Windows 7 File Recovery item from the search results list

4. In the Back up or restore your files screen, select Manage space.

5. In this section, the tool wizard should be displayed.

6. Select View backups.

7. Click on the backup files you don’t want.

8. Select Delete.

9.  Select Delete again to confirm that you want to delete the backup files.

10. Now the deletion process begins.

11. Once the backup files are deleted, select Close.

12. Select Close again to exit the Manage Windows Backup disk space wizard.

Why is backup important?

A backup is a copy of your data that is stored separately from the original file in a location.

 If for any reason, the actual data is corrupted, damaged, or deleted, you can recover this information. In short, backups minimize the risk of permanent data loss.

This work is valuable because the information is valuable. Backing up sensitive financial, legal, scientific, etc. information in Windows is a way to protect them against any danger and threat.


In this article, you learned how to back up your files in Windows 8, as well as the importance of the backup process.

By following the steps, you can easily backup the folders and files in your system and not worry about losing your data.

Have you used the method mentioned in this article?

What other methods do you know for an automatic backup of Windows 8?

Sarah Kmz

Sara is a talented author and technology enthusiast with a passion for writing about Windows tips and tricks. She was born and raised in Seattle, Washington and has always had a love for all things related to technology. After completing her degree in Computer Science at the University of Washington, Sara began working as a software developer. She quickly discovered that she had a talent for writing and decided to combine her two passions by starting a blog about Windows tips and tricks. Sara's blog quickly gained popularity and she became known for her clear and concise writing style, as well as her ability to explain complex technical concepts in a way that was easy for anyone to understand. Her blog has become a go-to resource for Windows users looking to optimize their experience and make the most out of their technology. In addition to her work on her blog, Sara is also a prolific writer of technical articles for a number of different publications. Her writing has been featured in numerous technology blogs and websites, and she is widely respected in the industry for her expertise in the field. When she's not writing or working on her blog, Sara enjoys hiking, reading, and spending time with her family and friends. She is also an avid traveler and is always looking for new places to explore and new experiences to have. Overall, Sara is a talented writer and technology expert who is dedicated to sharing her knowledge with others. Her passion for both technology and writing has made her a respected figure in the industry, and she continues to inspire and educate others through her work on her blog and beyond.

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