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Windows 10 Backup and Restore: A Comprehensive Guide

Summary: Learn how to backup and restore in Windows 10 with step-by-step instructions. Utilize File History and discover additional information on Dell Backup and Recovery.

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How to Back up Files on Windows 10 DELL (Official Dell Tech Support)

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Backup Your Computer with File History

You can use the File History feature in Windows 10 to back up to an external drive or network location. Select Start > Settings > Update & Security > Backup > Add a Drive, and then choose an external drive or network location for your backups (Figure 1).
Windows 10 Back Up
Figure 1

Restore your files with File History.
If you are missing an important file or folder that you have backed up, here is how to get it back:

  1. In the search box on the taskbar, type: Restore Files
    Then select Restore your files with File History.
  2. Look for the file that you need, then use the arrows to see all its versions.
  3. When you find the version that you want, select Restore to save it in its original location. To save it in a different place, right-click Restore, select Restore to, and then choose a new location.

Find your backups created on previous versions of Windows.
If you used Backup and Restore to back up files or create a computer image backup in previous versions of Windows, your old backup is still available in Windows 10. In the search box on the taskbar, type: Control Panel
Then select Control Panel > System and Security > Backup and Restore (Windows 7).

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Alienware, Inspiron, OptiPlex, Vostro, XPS, G Series, G Series, Alienware, Inspiron, Latitude, Vostro, XPS, Fixed Workstations, Mobile Workstations

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18 Apr 2024



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