Taking Backup of your PC is a very important task, but it is very easy to turn it off. This will only cause a hardware failure, theft, crash or ransomware attack to lose access to all the important files on your PC.
Thankfully, making a backup is not difficult or time-consuming, and you can automate this process if you set a little time for it right now, so you don’t have to worry about it again. Then, if disaster strikes, everything will be alright.
Easeus Backup is our favorite app for the mission. Free and premium product versions are available, but the free version is adequate for most standard home users.
The premium version includes a disk cloning tool, the ability to move your system to a different PC, Outlook Mail Backup and Recovery, and event-based scheduled backup (when you power on your PC, for example), but you can still schedule backups over time using free software, and restore when necessary.
Types of backup
There are three main ways to store the data and everyone has their advantages and disadvantages. A full backup is a complete copy of all the backup options. It takes more time than other backup forms and needs extra room, but in the event of an emergency it is much easier to restore.
The first backup you make should be a complete one, but after that you can save time by creating incremental or differential backups.
A differential backup is a copy of files that have changed since your last full backup. This means that you always have to backup on the go: one full, and one difference. Those two copies are merged if you have to recover the files. It is faster than backup and takes less room, but it’s not as good as gradual backup.
An incremental backup only backs up files that have changed since your last backup – whether it was full or not. Incremental backup is the smallest and quickest to create, but takes longer to restore than a differential or full backup.
How to create and execute backups
Download the EASEUS BACKUP Tool
Download and install the free version of EASEUS Backup. You will need to enter an email address, but you can choose to receive a newspaper. During installation you can also choose whether to participate in EaseUS Customer Service Improvement Program. Run the software and leave the option to enter the license code when prompted.
Choose your destination and data
Now click on ‘ System Backup ‘ to back up your entire Computer, and pick a different drive or just certain files by using the button on the left-hand menu. We’ll select pictures here. Use the top window to navigate to the files you want to copy (My Documents, Favorites and Desktop will be selected by default, but you can uncheck them).
Choose a destination to backup. Ideally this should be an external drive that you can store somewhere different from your PC, although a separate internal drive will also work. It is best not to store a backup on the same drive as the original.
Set a schedule of backup
Click on ‘Should schedule’ and choose when and how your files should be backed up in the future – this can be just once, or daily, weekly or monthly. Entering your Windows username and password will allow EASEUS Backup to perform a backup to wake up your PC from sleep, which is an easy feature and means that there will not be an obstacle to backup when you want to start working.
Manage your Backup
Click ‘Save’ to take the first backup and set a schedule for the future. You can set up multiple backups for different files, to occur at different times. These will all appear on the main dashboard of the software, which you can use to edit, delete, or restore them.
A small pop-up at the bottom right of your screen will notify you when the backup is in progress.