Use File History 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.
Ensure that the specific folders that you need to have backed up are selected, or add any additional folder by selecting the More options once you’ve added your drive.
You can manually back up your files and also change the schedule for how often you back up your files in this menu.
Restore your files with File History
If you're missing an important file or folder that you've backed up, here's how to get it back:
- In the search box on the taskbar, type restore files and then select Restore your files with File History.
- Look for the file you need, then use the arrows to see all its versions.
- When you find the version 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.