How To Backup Your Files To OneDrive


This article will cover the steps you need to follow to back up your files to One drive from your PC.

Please note only the files in following folders will be backed up to the One drive. So, if you need any files to be in the OneDrive cloud please move them to one of the following folders in your PC.

  • Desktop
  • Document
  • Pictures

Step 1

Open one drive from the following location, you will see the one drive cloud icon in lower-left corner of your screen.

If you don’t see the icon on your taskbar click on the arrow and open the hidden panel as shown below

Step 2

Once you click on the OneDrive cloud icon, you will the following window open

  1. Click on the “Help & settings
  2. Select “Settings” from the menu

Step 3

In the settings window click on the following as per the image shown below

  1. Click on the “Backup” tab
  2. Select “Manage backup

Step 4

You will see the following dialog box open in OneDrive.

  1. Check the box for “Desktop” to back up your files from Desktop to OneDrive
  2. Check the box for “Document” to back up your files from Document to OneDrive
  3. Check the box for “Pictures” to back up your files from Pictures to OneDrive
  4. Once you checked the box click on “Start backup

Step 5

Once you start the backup it will take some time to back up everything to the OneDrive and you will see the following window. You also can check the progress of your backup by clicking the “View sync prograss