By Jonna twitter/ Last Updated February 2, 2023

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, free up storage space is not the ultimate way. 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.

Backup computer files to Google Drive in 2 ways

Actually, it is quite easy to backup computer on 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, Google Drive offers two upload tools. The first tool is the Google Drive web app, which can help you upload files and folders to Google Drive. Here are the steps to upload files to Google Drive manully:

Step 1. Visit the Google Drive website on your Mac or Windows computer 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 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 Google Drive for desktop (previously named Backup and Sync), which can help you sync computer to Google Drive automatically and vice versa. Please follow the below steps to backup PC to Google Drive via Google Drive for deskop:

1. First of all, please install the Google Drive for desktop app on your computer, then log in to your Google Drive account.

2. Then it will prompt you to set it up to sync files between computer and Google Drive.

  • On My Computer tab, click Add Folder to choose computer folders to sync to Google Drive automatically.

Google Drive Add Folder

  • On Google Drive tab, choose Stream files or Mirror files to sync Google Drive files to computer.

Google Drive Stream Files

3. After that, you will find a new virtual hard disk for your Google Drive account, and then the selected PC files will automatically backup to Google Drive.

The above two solutions to backup computer to Google Drive may not meet your demands, because it only backup few folders not everything on your computer, and you have to repeat the same process to backup all folders on your computer, it’s quite time-consuming.

Best Free Way 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 the free cloud backup service - CBackup to backup entire computer to Google Drive easily and automatically. 

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 or combine Google Drive accounts to get more free cloud storage space.

Simple steps to backup everything from computer to Google Drive automatically via CBackup:

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

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Step 2. Click the Storage tab and choose Google Drive, click Authorize Now. Then follow the steps to complete the authorization.

Add Google Drive

Step 3. Click Backup PC to Public Cloud under the Backup tab to create a PC to Google Drive backup task.

Create Task

Step 4. Select the entire computer. Then choose Google Drive as your backup destination.

Add Source

Step 5. Press the Settings button, click Scheduler, then tick the Set a scheduled backup for automated task, and choose corresponding options to backup.

Schedule Backup

Step 6. Then click Start Backup to backup entire computer to Google Drive automatically and easily.

Add Source

Bonus tip: get more free cloud storage 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. Please log in to CBackup desktop app.

Step 2. Click 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 Storage button and hit Add Combined Cloud.

Add Combined Cloud1

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

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 Google Drive hybrid cloud.

Add Destination Combined Cloud

Except for the auto backup PC to Google Drive, and combine clouds features, CBackup will do you a big favor in the following aspects:
Sync files from one cloud to another easily and directly without any download and upload, saving you time.
Backup everything from one cloud to another to prevent data loss and restore it quickly if the data get corrupted or lost.
Backup local files to mainstream clouds, like OneDrive, Dropbox, and so on.
Offers 10 GB free cloud storage space (CBackup Cloud) to store your files safely.

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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