In today’s fast-moving world, no one can afford to lose even a bit of critical information. And when we talk about computers, the information stored on them is quite prone to be damaged, due to system failures, hard disk failures, sudden catastrophic failures, human errors, and accidental deletions.
Hence, a copy of each document, file, and folder is deemed important. This helps avoid unexpected repercussions the same is true for System Files. But how can one take Windows 10 file backup?
This is when the backup and restore feature offered by Advanced System Optimizer – the best and PC maintenance tool comes to play.
What are System Files?
Files necessary for any operating system to function are called system files and a loss of even one can cause fatal errors. Therefore, it is keeping a backup of all system files is vital. In other words, we can say the backup of system files, is Windows 10 file backup.
Why is it important to keep a backup of Windows 10 files?
For any operating system to perform, System Files are required. These files are installed along with the operating system. Being a vital element of any system, a copy of each of these system files should be kept.
There are instances when the installation and uninstallation of software cause harm to the system. In such a scenario to repair the system without using any expensive methods using system restore is recommended. Doing so helps restore to last known good configuration of system files.
How can System Files Backup and Restore prove to be helpful?
In the present scenario backup and restore of Windows 10 system files is inevitable. For a layman, to track down the system files and manage a backup of each file is not easy Moreover, keeping Windows 10 file backup is a tedious & time-consuming task. But, using System Files Backup and Restore users can easily identify the system files and take the backup of Windows 10 and other essential files in an organized manner.
The System Files Backup and Restore module offered by Advanced System Optimizer takes the complete backup of all system files needed for Windows to operate. Also, it facilitates easy restoration options in case of system failures. Furthermore, it has additional features that assist in importing backups taken previously or backups taken by other users to its own Backup List.
How to Use System Files Backup and Restore?
With a very simple user interface and the three tabs in the application the complete System Files Backup and Restore is summarize. The “Backup” tab helps in taking a complete backup of system files, while the “Restore” tab is there to support the restore activity, and the “Import Backups” helps upload system backups taken previously.
System Files Backup and Restore takes the backup of all system files in three easy steps (see left panel):
2). Backup Progress
The welcome screen shows a button “Take Backup Now” in the middle of the screen that specifies the action in itself. By clicking this button the system files backup process is initiated.
The lower half of the screen displays the System Summary –
- Date of Last Backup and
- of existing backups
Clicking “Take Backup Now”, opens a new window asking for the location to save the backup. To select a suitable location click on the icon in the right-hand corner of the box and browse through Windows Explorer.
Thereafter, press the “Start Backup” button. System Files Backup and Restore will start Windows 10 file backup. If you want to stop the process can click the “Cancel” button. This will discontinue the process and will take you back to the Welcome screen.
Step2: Backup Progress
System Files Backup and Restore will now take the complete backup of all system files. While taking the system file backup, the system might slow down, but there’s nothing to worry about. Since the system is in use this happens sometimes. Therefore, we recommend taking backup of Windows 10 files (system files) when the system is in an idle state.
The last step shows the successful completion of the system file backup. Here, the displayed information shows – Backup time and Backup Location.
To restart the process, you may click on the “Finish” button.
In case of system failures or malware infection or problems caused due to improper software uninstallation using the Restore tab the backups taken can be put back
The system can be restored to the last best configuration known in three easy steps (see left panel):
2). Restore Progress
Restoring System Files
The Welcome screen shows a “Restore Backup”, button clicking on which helps view the Backup List. This list consists of all the backups taken so far with the date, time, and the path where the backups are stored.
You can select any backup that you consider to be suitable from the list and restore the system to that configuration by clicking on the “Start Restore” button.
Note: If you think some backups are too old you can remove them from the Backup List by clicking on the “Delete” button. Clicking the “Cancel” button helps go back to the previous screen.
Step2: Restore Progress
To restore the selected backup system requires restarting, you will see this message click “Yes” to continue.
After the system restarts, your system will be restored.
How to Import Backup?
In case the Backup List in System Files Backup and Restore does not contain the system backups taken, you can use this section.
Explanation: When system backups are taken using some other applications these backups might not be seen under System Files Backup and Restore. But using this option these backups can be imported
Note: One should be very careful while restoring these imported backups. Some backups might take you to unhealthy system configurations that may be fatal for the system. In extreme situations, the operating system may have to be reinstalled. Therefore, when importing and restoring backup be very careful.
This operation is divided into 2 steps (see left panel):
Restore the Previous Backup
System Files Backup and Restore assists in adding the previously taken backups on the same system into the existing Backup List. For this purpose, click on the “Restore Previous Backup” button.
Thereafter, select the location where backups have stored > click on the “Start” button.
In the lower half of the screen, you can see the import progress.
During the import process, two cases might encounter.
1). If the backup to be imported already exists in the Backup List, it will not be imported.
2). If the backup to be imported does not exist in the Backup List, it would be imported and added.
Once backups are imported to the Backup List, these can be restored if deemed necessary. But this should be done with full caution. Restoring unknown backups may prove to be fatal to the extent that Windows may be needed to be installed again.
Import Backup Summary
After the successful import of backups, the import summary is displayed showing the Import Details and Import Location.
To return to the Welcome screen, you may click on the “Finish” button and repeat the process.
This is it, using these simple steps you can backup and restore your Windows 10 file backup. We hope you find the information helpful and will try backing up your system files. In case you have any questions related to this or the product feel free to contact our support team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Also share your feedback in comments section.