By Zoey twitter/ Last Updated October 19, 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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How do I backup my entire partition?

“I am gonna be upgrading my mobo and CPU so I am just gonna start fresh and format my SSD. I want to backup my entire C:\ drive in case I forget to backup a save game file, a photo or document, etc. when I format my SSD. So basically I want to have the ability to simply navigate to my backup using system explorer, I don’t want to clone it to a new drive, rather clone my existing Windows installation with all my personal files into an archive that can just be viewed.”

Partition Backup Software

There are many posts on the forum asking for help similar to this case above, and for various reasons they need an effective way to set a Windows 10 partition backup. If you have the same problem, read the next section to help you out.

Importance of partition backup

You may be accustomed to saving important data in the partition, which is convenient for you to manage and view files. But your data is also at risk in various ways like hacking, malware attack, hard drive crashes, etc. If you are lucky enough, you can restore your data and get it back. But it is advisable to create a backup of your partition in advance so that you can restore data in it easily.

So, how to perform a backup of Windows 10 partition and is there any great backup software? Here comes 3 efficient ways.

3 methods of Windows 10 partition backup

To backup partition in Windows 10, there are many different solutions and we prepared 3 easy software here. You can choose the one that suits you best after reading.

Method 1. Backup partition in Windows 10 via CBackup

Among lots of different choices, CBackup is one of the best partition backup software. It has more useful backup features than Windows built-in backup tools.

With the help of CBackup, you can backup your partition to most mainstream cloud drives like Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, and its own CBackup Cloud with free 10GB cloud storage space. For example, you can backup D drive to OneDrive directly via CBackup.

Now, press the Download CBackup button to download and install the CBackup client on your PC, then follow the easy steps as follow to backup Windows 10 partition.

Download CBackupWin 11/10/8.1/8/7/XP
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1. Sign up for a new CBackup account, then launch the client and log into it.

2. Click on the My Storage tab. If you want to backup your partition to OneDrive, select OneDrive > Authorize Now, please follow the step-by-step instructions to grant CBackup access to your OneDrive.

Add Cloud

3. Click on the Backup tab and click the Backup PC to Public Cloud.

Create Task

4. You can change Task Name according to your needs, then add partitions on your Windows 10 PC and select the OneDrive account you just added to CBackup.

Select Source

6. After the above, click the Start Backup button to backup Windows 10 partition easily.

Backup D Drive To Onedrive

⇒ Note: When you create a backup in CBackup, you can use some useful features to make the backup task much easier.

  • Scheduler

CBackup provides 4 different Scheduled modes including One time only mode, Daily mode, Weekly mode, and Monthly mode. You can choose any one option according to your needs. Then you can create automatic backups for files.

Schedule Backup

  • File Filter

This feature allows you to choose certain types of files to back up. You can backup all files, exclude selected file types, or contain the selected file types.

Select File Filter

  • Email Notification

Type in your email address, then you will receive the notification when the backup task is successful/failed.

Email Notification Advanced

Method 2. Backup partition in Windows 10 using Backup and Restore

There is another way to create backup partition in Windows 10 - a built-in tool since Windows 7 called Backup and Restore. It supports backup files, folders, libraries, and partitions to image files. If you do not want to download a new software, you can consider this tool but its backup features are limited.

1. Go to Control Panel in the Windows menu, then choose Backup and Restore (Windows 7) under the System and Security section.

Backup And Restore Windows 7

2. Click on Set up backup if you have not created a backup before.

Set Up Backup

3. Choose a backup destination for your partition. You can choose network locations or hard drives. The backup destination should be formatted to NTFS.

Select Backup Destination

4. Then you can choose what to backup. Select Let me choose and then tick the partition you want to back up.

Choose Backup Drives

5. You can click Change schedule > Run backup on a schedule to set a frequency for your backup tasks.

Change Schedule

6. After the above, click Save setting and run backup to run the backup task.

Run Partition Backup

Method 3. Backup partition in Windows 10 with AOMEI Backupper Standard

There is another third-party software called AOMEI Bacukpper Standard, which enables you to create file/folder backup, system backup, partition backup, disk backup, etc. You can use it on Windows 10/11/8/7/XP/Vista.

Besides, it is an incremental backup software that can save you much storage space and backup time. Scheduled backup is also supported to create an automated backup task easily.

Here are the steps to backup Windows 10 partition via AOMEI Backupper Standard:

1. Download and install the AOMEI Backupper Standard client on your Windows PC.

2. On the Backup page, click the Partition Backup button.

Partition Backu

3. Press Add Partition or Volume to choose the partition in Windows 10. And then specify a backup destination to store the image file.

Add Partition Or Volume

4. After configuring, click Start Backup to begin the backup task for Windows 10 partition.

Start Partition Bakcup

Written in the end

If you want to create a Windows 10 partition backup, this article may help you a lot. You can choose the built-in tool - Backup and Restore to help you backup partition. Or, you can download a professional backup software like CBackup and AOMEI Backupper Standard, which can help you backup C drive in Windows 10 or other partitions without effort.

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