By Kelsey twitter/ Last Updated June 21, 2021

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The days when more and more people were used to working or studying on laptops and even using them as a source of entertainment for social media and video streaming, using computers to write letters or process spreadsheets are gone, and as laptops become more widely available, their data is increasing (documents, pictures, videos, software, email, etc.).

Some of this data can be critical, and laptops are prone to lose and cannot be completely avoided from unexpected events, whether it's a system bug, a disk crash, or a natural disaster. The safest way to protect your data is to back them up in advance. Read the entire article to learn how to backup laptop to Google Drive.

Backup Laptop to Google Drive

Quick Guide

Whats the best way to backup laptop?

You may struggle to backup your computer to an external hard drive or the cloud, and in between, we would no doubt recommend that you backup laptop to cloud so that your data is protected from all unexpected threats on-premises.

As the most popular cloud storage service, Google Drive is a great backup target. Not only does it offer more cloud storage (15GB) for free, but it also integrates storage with Google apps to edit documents, share files, back up photos, and more.

You can learn some of the advantages and disadvantages of Google Drive from the table below to confirm if you want to backup laptop data to Google Drive.

Google Drive pros and cons

How to backup laptop to Google Drive?

You must want to know: How do I backup my laptop to Google Drive? This section shows 3 simple ways you can follow the specific steps.

Method 1. Backup laptop data to Google Drive on web

Step 1. Go to drive.google.com from the browser and sign in with your Google Drive account.

Step 2. Click My Drive at the top of the page, you can choose Upload files... or Upload folder... from the menu.

Upload Files to Google Drive

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.

Save To

Method 2. Sync laptop files to Google Drive with Backup and Sync

Google Backup and Sync is actually the client of Google Drive, this application can help us directly back up the local data to Google Drive.

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

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 file, and then click NXET to continue.

Choose Folder

Step 3. After completing these settings, click START to automatically initiate the Google Drive laptop backup.

Method 3. Backup files to Google Drive via third-party tools

Some third-party tools can also automatically backup computer data to Google Drive, and compared to Backup and Sync, they have a more powerful backup function. For example, the free application - CBackup, not only can backup the computer to the cloud, but also has an excellent restore function.

Step 1. First, you need to download and install the CBackup desktop app, sign up with a CBackup account and log in.

CBackup client

Step 2. Click the My Storage tab and find the plus icon to click Add Cloud, then select Google Drive, click Add to continue.

Add Cloud

Add Google Drive

Step 3. Click Backup Tasks and pree the New Task button

Add Cloud

Step 4. You can change the Task Name to distinguish the task, click Add Source to select the file which you want to backup to Google Drive, click Add Destination to select Single Cloud > Next > Google Drive as the backup target.

Add Source

Select Destination Single Cloud

Step 5. Press the Start Backup button to backup your laptop to Google Drive.

Start Backup

What if Google Drive cloud storage space is insufficient?

Google Drive's excellent performance in many aspects has been liked by the majority of users, but the limited free space of cloud storage also limits the users to backup files to Google Drive. The data storage capacity of a laptop is usually very large. If you want to transfer most of the local data to Google Drive, you may need to purchase more cloud storage space. But not all users are willing to spend long-term backup data.

CBackup can help you solve the problem of insufficient Google Drive storage from two aspects.

#1. Get unlimited Google Drive backup space for free

Fortunately, with the CBackup web app, you can get more Google Drive storage for backup for free. CBackup web app supports merging multiple cloud storage accounts (Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, etc.), and combines the storage space in the accounts into a larger backup space.

CBackup Main Page

The entire operation process is also very simple, the steps are as follows:

Step 1. Sign in to CBackup app with your account.

Step 2. Click + > Add Cloud under the My Storage tab to add and authorize your cloud storage account, click Add to confirm your operation.

Add Cloud

Step 3. Change the display name of your cloud drive and storage path for backup, then click the checkbox before Note, and click OK.

Complete Google Drive Info

Now you have completed the entire process of adding a cloud drive. You can repeat the above steps to add all your cloud drives.

Step 4. If you want to get a large clouc backup space, click My Storage > New Combined Cloud to merge your multiple cloud drives.

My Storage New Combined Cloud

Tick All Cloud Drives

#2. Backup laptop to CBackup Cloud

Using the CBackup service, you can also back up your computer directly to CBackup Cloud, which provides huge storage space, and you can directly backup your laptop files to this secure and stable cloud, and you can auto restore your files at any time. You can fully back up local data to the cloud to prevent loss.

Start Backup

In the End

The above contents show you how to backup laptop to Google Drive, Google Drive laptop backup is possible both automatically and manually. In addition, if you don't have enough Google Drive storage, you can use the CBackup service, which lets you back up your data in a larger space in two ways - combine cloud storage in multiple cloud drives; get a huge backup space with the CBackup application.