By Kelsey twitter/ Last Updated January 17, 2022

Why Do You Need Cloud Backup?

  • Are you afraid of accidentally losing the data stored on your hard drive?
  • Are you anxious that there is not enough space locally for backup?
  • Are you panicked that you have lost all local backups due to local accidents?
  • Backup all your data to the cloud offsite, never lose data and recover them from any PC.

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Quick Guide

Why backup computer to Google Drive?

In recent years, people have gradually realized the importance of backup. And tend to back up data to a remote location. Therefore, offsite backup solutions like Google Drive are one of the most popular backup solutions for users. Generally, user backup computer to Google Drive for two main reasons as below:

Protect data: As we all know, as computers have been used longer and longer, we have more and more important data stored on the computer. However, after using the computer for a long time, various accidents are prone to occur, such as hardware damage, system crash, virus invasion, etc. So, backup the computer in advance is a good way to protect your important data.

Save disk space: As the data on the computer increases, the disk space will become less and less. Too much data on the disk will cause the computer to slow down. Therefore, backing up the data to a remote location other than the computer and deleting the files on the disk can free up some disk space.

How to backup computer files to Google Drive?

Actually, it is quite easy to backup files from a computer to Google Drive because you can rely on two official tools offered by Google Drive. Both of the tools are easy to use, please read on and learn how to backup computer using Google Drive.

Backup Computer to Google Drive

Part 1. Backup PC files to Google Drive via web app

To help users backup computer files to Google Drive easily on computers, Google Drive offers two upload tools. The first tool is the Google Drive web app, which can help you back up files manually with a browser. Here are the steps to use the Google Drive web app:

Step 1. Visit the Google Drive website on your Mac and log in to your account. If you use it for the first time, you can apply for an account first.

Step 2. Click My Drive on the main page, and then you can choose to upload files or Upload folder from your Mac computer.

Upload Files To Googledrive

Step 3. Then a window will pop up, you can select the file to be backed up and click Open to upload. This process can be repeated every time a file needs to be backed up.

Part 2. Backup PC files to Google Drive via desktop app

The second tool is a desktop app called Backup and Sync, which can help you sync files from your local computer to Google Drive automatically. When you set up the app on your computer, you will be asked to select the local folders that you want to sync to Google Drive.

And after setting, you will have a Google Drive folder on your computer, which can achieve two-way sync between PC and Google Drive. Please follow the steps below to backup PC to Google Drive via Google Backup and Sync:

Step 1. Download and install the Google Backup and Sync, enter your Google account on the Sign in page, and log in.

Google Drive Sign In

Step 2. In the second step, you can select the folder to be backed up. If you only want to back up a specific file, click CHOOSE FOLDER to select the folders, and then click NXET to continue.

Choose Windows Folders

Step 3. On the last screen, choose whether you want to sync your existing Drive files to your computer. Finally, select SRART, and the syncing will begin. As long as the program is running, all future changes will be automatically synced.

Sync Google Drive to Computer

How to backup entire computer to Google Drive?

If you want to backup entire computer including your system and all the data on your local hard drives to Google Drive, you should rely on a third-party tool that allows you backup entire computer to Google Drive easily. CBackup is such a backup tool that you can try.

CBackup is a  professional cloud backup service that can help you backup files to cloud drives like Google Drive, OneDrive, and Dropbox easily and quickly. If you happen to need this, you can learn how to backup entire PC to Google Drive via CBackup with a few steps in the following.


Make sure that you have sufficient backup space in Google Drive to store all the data on your computer. If space is not enough, the backup task will fail. So, upgrade your account for more space if needed.

Step 1. Download, install and launch CBackup. Create a CBackup account and sign in.

Sign In

Step 2. Click the My Storage tab and then choose + Add Cloud. Then, choose the cloud storage (here is Google Drive) that you want to add and backup files to.

Add Cloud

Step 3. Create an account and log in with it, then click New Task under the Backup Tasks tab to create a PC to cloud backup task.

Create Task

Step 4. Click the Add Source button to select the files you need to back up to the cloud. As long as you have enough backup space, you can even back up your entire computer. 

Add Source

Step 5. Click Add destination and Single Cloud to choose Google Drive as your backup destination.

Add Destination Single Cloud

Step 6. Then click Start Backup to start backup task.

Start Backup

Bonus tip: get more backup space in Google Drive

Generally, Google Drive offers 15 GB of storage space for free, which is only enough for storing a few computer files. If you need to backup much computer data to Google Drive, you must need more storage space in Google Drive. To get more storage space, the easiest way must be upgrading your account. However, if you don’t want to pay for more storage space, you can also try to get more storage space by merging Google Drive accounts.

Since each Google Drive accounts provides 15 GB of free storage space, you can register multiple Google Drive accounts and merge them to enjoy countless 15 GB. To achieve this goal, you can rely on CBackup, which allows you to add multiple Google Drive accounts on one interface and merge them with ease.

Follow the steps below to get extra Google Drive space:

Step 1. Download CBackup, create a CBackup account and log in.

Step 2. Click My Storage on the left side, and click + Add Cloud button, then choose Google Drive and hit Add. Then follow the on-screen guide to allow CBackup to access your cloud storage.

Add Cloud

Step 3. After adding, all your Google Drive accounts are listed here. Click the My Storage + button, you will see a New Combined Cloud option in the menu. Click it.

Add Combined Cloud1

Step 4. Tick the box next to the cloud storage account that you want to combine. After checking, click on Next

Add Combined Cloud3

Step 5. Then, you will have a Combined Cloud in your clouds list. You can choose the Combined Cloud as backup destination to enjoy huge backup space.

Add Destination Combined Cloud

Final words

The contents above show you how to backup computer files to Google Drive or backup the entire computer to Google Drive. No matter which methods you selected, you can follow the steps to achieve your goal easily.

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