Storing data in our computer is one of the most important things, especially after accessing the computer. One another way of safely storing all the data is that of taking backups of the data stored in the computer. Well, backups always helps us ensure that all our data is stored permanently in it and will not get damaged at any cost. Hence, most people prefer having the automatic backup settings in their computers which help you store all your data regularly. With the automated backup settings, you will no longer have to remember to take the backups for your stored data. In order to enjoy this system, all you need to do is just activate the automatic backup settings any place you want.
Setting up the automatic backup system
If this is the first time that you are using the Windows Backup for storing all your data, then the Windows Backup wizard will automatically help you by creating a particular schedule. Well, however, you can always change this schedule with the help of the following points.
- Click onto the Start button and then click open the Control Panel. Hereby, click on the System and Maintenance option. In this section you will find the Backup and Restore. Click and open this Backup and Restore settings option.
- Now click on the Setup backup option and carefully follow the steps offered in the wizard. Here, if you are prompted for confirmation or the administration password, simply verify yourself.
Changing automatic backups
- Click on the Start Button and then open Control Panel. In the Control Panel, click on the System and Maintenance option which includes the Backup and Restore. Click open this Backup and Restore option.
- Now click on the Change Settings option. Here, if you are prompted for confirmation or the administration password, simply verify yourself.
- Changing the backup settings is extremely essential especially if you have very vital data stored in your computer. The main reason behind this is because the Windows Backup settings usually skips taking the backup if your computer is off, hibernating or is sleeping. The system then waits for the next scheduled backup time.
- When creating your backup, if the Windows Backup setting is not able to find the backup destination, it flashes an error message. In such a case, you can either modify the current backup destination and then retry taking the backup or simply wait for the next scheduled backup.
- You can have a network location as your backup destination. Well, in case it is not available when the Windows backup tries to take a backup then the system will simply flash an error message. In order to retry the backup, you will again have to enter the username and the desire verification.
- In certain cases, the backup destination can also be encrypted by the BitLocker. In such cases, the system needs to be unlocked before your next scheduled backup. If it still stays locked, an error will be flashed on the screen. You require unlocking the system in order to retry taking the backup.