Backup Files Using External Device (Windows)


Your computer can be backed up using an external device, such as an external hard drive or a flash drive. 

Follow the instructions below to manually back up files on your computer to an external device. 

Details / Instructions

  1. Connect your External Device (hard drive or flash drive) to your computer. 
  2. Navigate to your local Users folder. (C:\Users\Your username)
  3. Hold down CTRL on your keyboard to select the folders that you wish to back up to your external device. Once all of the folders are selected, right click on one and select Copy.

  4. Navigate to your External Device located under "Computer". Right click and select Paste

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