How to Backup Files to OneDrive Easily
What is OneDrive?
OneDrive as the one of the famous cloud drives in the world, attracts more then billions of users due to its integration that it is built in Windows computers, like Windows 10 and Windows 11, as well as integrated with Microsoft Office, etc. For every registered user, you have 5 GB free OneDrive storage available to store computer files, like documents, excels, PowerPoint, pictures, videos, and so on.
Therefore, except for the free Backup Software like Backup and Restore, File History for local backup, the Free Cloud Backup is very useful and convenient to store files, which makes people willing to backup files to OneDrive.
Besides, OneDrive provides different versions for different users, for home users, you could enjoy the OneDrive Basic, OneDrive Standalone, even the Microsoft 365 Personal, Microsoft 365 Family. For business users, you could enjoy the OneDrive for Business editions (Plan 1 and Plan 2), even Microsoft 365 Business Basic, Microsoft 365 Business Standard. And the big difference of the different editions is the integrated tool and apps and the cloud storage. The higher editions owns more integration tool and the more OneDrive cloud storage, but you cost much more.
Why Backup Files To OneDrive?
Generally speaking, backing up files to local disk, external hard drive, NAS is not the safest way to protect your data. Because these files could be damaged or corrupted by unexpected things, like earthquake, physical damage, system crash, virus attacks, and many more.
On the other hand, you might have limited local hard disk storage due to the limited budgets, and to get more hard disk storage space, you have to spend much more to get a hard drive. So, it’s not cost-effective to use local hard drive and cloud storage makes up for this shortcoming.
The last, for data security, it’s highly recommended to protect your files more secure according to the 3-2-1 backup strategy, there should be 3 copies on 2 different devices with 1 copy offsite. Thus, backing up files to OneDrive saves your expense and safeguard your data security.
Backup files To OneDrive Easily (2 Easy Ways)
There are two ways for you in this guide and we will show you one by one with the step-by-step instructions.
- Backup files to OneDrive via OneDrive desktop app
OneDrive offers app on different platforms, so please install OneDrive desktop app on your computer (for Windows 11/10, it’s built in on your computer), then sync files to OneDrive with the following steps:
- Please log in to your OneDrive account.
- Right click the OneDrive icon, click the Gear icon, and then hit Settings.
- Hit Backup > Manage Backup, then choose the folder, and press Start backup button to backup files to OneDrive easily.
This way only backup few folders to OneDrive, and you probably encounter OneDrive isn’t syncing, even OneDrive isn’t connected, etc.
- Backup Files to OneDrive via CBackup
So, there is an easier and stable way to backup files to OneDrive, using the Online Backup software – CBackup to backup any folders to OneDrive, and it’s stable to backup files. Most importantly, there is no file upload limit, which allows you send large files to OneDrive.Also Check How To Sync Files From OneDrive To Google Drive.
With CBackup, you could enjoy flexible backup method, like full backup, incremental backup, schedule backup, etc.
Now, let’s see how to backup files to OneDrive in an easier way to backup any folders to OneDrive:
- Please download and install CBackup app on your computer, then create a new CBackup account and sign in.
- Hit the My Storage icon on the left panel, and choose Add Cloud, then select OneDrive and click Add, then follow the guide to add OneDrive to CBackup and finish the information about it.
- Select the Backup Tasks icon, then hit New Task button, and then press Local Files and Next.
- Click Add Source to choose files and folders to backup, and then click Add Destination button to select OneDrive as the target location, then press Start Backup button to backup files to OneDrive easier and safe.
Now, you have mastered how to backup files to OneDrive with the above information, and just find the suitable way to backup any folders to OneDrive easily an