3 ways to back up your Windows computer to the cloud

Backing up your computer is one of the best things to protect your personal data from the prying eyes. In fact, hackers or malware attacks are not something you should worry about, mainly thanks to advancements in security. Corrupted files, unresponsive machine and app crashes may result in loss of your personal data.

A regular backup not only helps protect your personal files against hackers or corruption, but also allows you to restore your machine in case something goes wrong or transfer your files to a new device. Microsoft is fully aware that we may lose our files sometimes, so the company built a handy tool into its Windows, known as OneDrive. Basically, OneDrive is a storage service that allows users to sync all their personal data to its cloud servers, but OneDrive is not the only one out there.

In this guide, we will go through the steps to back up your computer to the cloud. Before we begin, note that the above-mentioned steps help you back up your personal files only.

How to back up your computer to the cloud

  1. Google Drive

Google Drive is undoubtedly the best storage service out there. Google’s service allows users to store all their personal files in the cloud, including documents, drawings, presentations, and much more. One of the best things when it comes to Google Drive is that it offers up to 15 GB of free storage, with multiple storage upgrade options.

Step one: First off, you need to download Google Drive Backup and Sync utility. You can get it by heading over to this link

Step two: Once you are done, launch the utility on your computer and select the folders to continuously back up to Google Drive

Step three: Hit OK to complete the task.

  1. Dropbox

Dropbox is insanely popular out there. Like Google Drive, Dropbox lets you sync all your personal data to the service’s servers and keeps your files up-to-date on all devices that has Dropbox installed on them. Dropbox offers only 2GB of free storage, but users can try the service for 30 days and then get up to 2TB of storage for only $12.50 per month.

Step one: First off, make sure that you have already installed downloaded and installed Dropbox on your computer

Step two: Once you are done, sign in with your Dropbox account. After that, hit the Upload button at the upper right corner of the screen and select your files or folders you wish to keep backed up.

  1. OneDrive

OneDrive is a storage service that comes with every computer running Windows 10. Microsoft’s storage service offers 5GB of free storage, with multiple upgrade options. Users can get 50 GB of storage for $2 per month and 1 TB for $7 per month.

Step one: Launch OneDrive on your computer and sign in with your Microsoft account

Step two: Once you are done, upload your files to the cloud and wait until the process is finished.

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