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Windows 10 Backup and Recovery Options

Introduction

From the moment computing was created, backing up and recovering lost data has been a primary concern, leading Microsoft to integrate backup and recovery options into Windows. Windows 10 furthers this legacy of protection. 

This article will detail Windows 10 backup and recovery options and will explore recovering lost or accidentally deleted files, how to use the Windows Backup and Restore utility, how to reset Windows 10, how to use Windows Recovery Environment and how to protect a Windows 10 host from malware.

Recovering lost or deleted files

Face it, you’ve been there. I’ve been there. We’ve all been there. You are blissfully working away when you accidentally deleted a file you were working on. 

Windows 10 saw this problem coming and offers File History. File History first appeared in Windows 8 and is Windows 10’s primary backup solution. This solution does not back up entire PCs, but rather individual personal files. File History even retains previous versions of files. You can find File History in Windows 10 Settings under Update & Security → Backup.

How to use the Windows Backup and Restore utility

After being removed from Windows features in Windows 8.1, Windows 10 has reintroduced Backup and Restore to loud fanfare. While Backup and Restore does a solid job backing up nearly everything on your hard drive, it will not retain old versions of files like File History. 

You can find the Windows Backup and Restore Utility by entering Backup in the Cortana search bar and selecting Backup Settings. This utility can also be found in Control Panel  → All Control Panel Items → Backup and Restore (Windows 7). Windows 10 gives users the option to back up to a OneDrive, external drive or to a network location. Windows 10 even allows you (Read more...)

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