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How to: Backup & Restore your files

BACKING UP TO THE U: DRIVE

 

Step 1

Click the Start Button at the lower left-hand side of your screen. Then, select Computer (or "This PC" in Windows 10).

 

 

 

 

 

If you have Windows 10, select "This PC":

 

 

 

Step 2

Select your C: drive from the selection menu.

 

 

Step 3

Select the Users folder.

 

 

Step 4

Find the folder with your ID Number on it and open the folder.

 

 

Step 5

Highlight all the folders > Right click on your selection > Select the Copy Option

 

Step 6

Now that you have your files copied, you will need to put them in your U: drive. You will find your U: drive on the left Navigation pane. Double click on the drive to open it.

 

 

Step 7

 

To move your copied files, Right Click in the empty space of your drive and select Paste from the Pop-up menu.

 

 

 

Step 8

You have now backed up your files to the U: drive. You may want to make sure you did not miss anything and verify that your desired files are in the newly created folder.

 

 

 

RESTORING YOUR FILES TO YOUR COMPUTER

 

Step 1

Select your files from the U: drive > Right Click on your selection > Select Copy

 

 

Step 2

Select your C: drive.

 

 

Step 3

Select the Users folder.

 

 

 

Step 4

Find the folder with your ID Number on it and open the folder.

 

 

Step 5

Right Click in the empty space (not on any of the folders) and select Paste from the pop-up menu.

 

 

Step 6

You will be prompted to confirm the folder replacement. Make sure to check the box at the bottom and choose Yes.

 

 

Step 7 

Windows will now prompt you that you are replacing files with existing names. Once again, make sure the box is checked at the bottom and select Copy and Replace from the menu.

 

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