Some users prefer to do manual backups instead of relying on an automated solution. If you choose to do this, it's important to remember which files and folders are important so you can decide what you want to manually backup. This video reviews what you should look for when you choose files for a manual backup.
- [Instructor] Sometimes you might prefer to do…a manual backup.…For this, I'm talking about simply using File Explorer…to copy important files to an external hard drive…or some other storage device.…I do this on my own system, because I like to…keep a large, offsite backup in addition to…any of the automatic backup systems that…we've already talked about.…You see, if you use something like the…File History tool in Windows, chances are…the drive that you're backing up to…is sitting on the desk right next to your computer.…
And this is great in most cases, but if…there's a fire, a flood or a burglary in your home,…then you will probably lose your computer…and your backup drive at the same time.…So I like to do a separate, manual backup…and keep that drive at my office.…And here's how I set that up.…I'm going to go into File Explorer,…and I have an external drive connected to my computer.…It's currently empty, that's not absolutely…necessary, but this one is for now.…And now I want to think about what…I'm going to back up to this drive.…
- Launching applications
- Interacting with windows, menus, and ribbons
- Multitasking to switch between multiple applications
- Switching to tablet mode
- Managing files and folders with the File Explorer
- Browsing the web with Edge
- Working with email, contacts, and calendars
- Using and installing apps
- Managing display and account settings
- Backing up Windows 10
- Troubleshooting Windows 10
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 12/08/2017. What changed?
A: The following topics were updated: understanding essential folder structure, including the user folder; using shortcuts to files and folders; and creating 3D objects in Paint 3D.
1. Getting Started
2. Launching and Managing Applications
3. File Explorer: The Windows Filing Cabinet
4. Browsing the Web with Edge
5. Working with Mail, People, and Calendars
6. Using the Other Bundled Apps
7. Installing Apps and Printers
8. Essential Settings and Customization
9. Account Settings
Sign-in security options4m 3s
10. Using Cortana to Search
11. Backing Up and Restoring
Next steps1m 12s
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