How to BackUp Files on Google Drive

How to Backup Files on Google Drive and Restore on Your PC

We have lots of personal and official information on our computer, laptop, or mobile. As we are using the internet, it is obvious that we can be a victim of online threats anytime. All of our information might be lost. Sometimes it is impossible to recover that information and we might be in trouble.

All of us know that Google is the market giant of the internet world and they have launched a product called Google drive for keeping our files as a backup. Not only for backup, but it also allows us to share files with our family and friends.

If you want to take a backup of your files on your Google drive, you just need a simple email account for you. Google Drive allows us to upload 15 GB of information for free. If you want more space you need to purchase it. Each email account can allow you to purchase a maximum of 30TB of space.

Now the question is how to take backup on Google Drive? The process is very simple and easy. First of all, we will discuss how you will take a backup from your desktop, or laptop and then we will show you how to take a backup from your devices.

How you will make a backup from your PC?

  1. Sign in to your google drive.
  2. On the left of your screen, click New.
  3. A drop-down menu will be seen. You can create a new folder, upload a file, and upload an entire folder without compressing it.
  4. When you select the particular option you want to upload, select open.
  5. It will start uploading to Google Drive.
  6. Once your upload is done, taking backup has been completed.

In this way, you can take a backup of any files from your PC. This is a manual process of taking backup. Another way you can take a backup of your files which is pretty easy. Simply go to the link and install the application. Then you will see a folder on your desktop called Google drive. Simply drag and drop the files you want to backup.

How you will make a backup from your devices?

We will also tell you the manual process first. It is similar to the previous one.

  1. Go to your google drive app
  2. You will see a (+) plus sign on the bottom of your screen. Click there.
  3. A pop up called to create new will open and it will show you some options that you want to upload.
  4. Click your desired option.
  5. Select the files you want to upload.
  6. You are done.

For those who are using Android or iPhone, we usually use automatic backup features on our devices. If you don’t know how to do it, we will tell it to you,

  1. Open the Google Drive menu and tap the menu icon
  2. Then tap settings
  3. Under Google photos, you will see an option called auto-add. Enable it.
  4. If you are done, then Tap backup and reset and inside the backup and reset menu you will see Google backup. Tap it and enable Backup to Google Drive.
  5. Make sure your email account is correct.
  6. Go to app data.
  7. Enable Automatic Restore
  8. Select Backup now and you are done with it.

How to restore on your PC?

So, you are done with taking backup from your PC and Devices right? Now the question is if you need any files from there how will you restore it on your PC. It is easier than taking backup actually. You just need to follow the steps.

  1. Sign in to your google drive.
  2. Select the file you want to download.
  3. Click download
  4. You are done.

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