When you use a PC, you should always make a backup copy of your photos somewhere other than your computer’s internal storage. This protects you from data loss caused by unexpected hardware failures, system crashes, and malware attacks.
Aside from local backups, it’s also a good idea to upload your files online. Not only does this provide additional protection against unanticipated events like fires and theft, but it also allows you to access the data from any device with an active internet connection.
Google Drive and OneDrive are two well-known cloud storage services that can assist you in backing up files to the cloud. The instructions below should assist you in determining how to configure each service to protect the data on your computer.
Backup Files to Google Drive Automatically
Google Drive for Windows allows you to back up and sync files on your PC. To avoid any misunderstanding, here’s how the “Backup” and “Sync” elements work:
Backup: Continuously backs up folders to Google Drive’s Computers section. They cannot be synced to other devices.
Sync: Creates a special directory on your computer and syncs files and folders to and from Google Drive’s My Drive section. They can also be synced with other desktop devices.
If you have a Google Account, you can install and use Backup and Sync on your computer right away. If you do not already have a Google Account, you must create one. To begin, you get 15GB of free storage. Paid plans start at $1.99/month for 100GB, $2.99/month for 200GB, and $9.99/month for 2TB.
Step 1: Download the Google Drive installer from Google. Then, on your PC, run it to install the Backup and Sync client.
Step 2: Choose which folders you want to be backed up automatically by clicking Add folder button.
Step 3: Select folder you want to backup up to Google Drive.
Google Drive allows you to upload folders from anywhere on your computer. It distinguishes between backing up and syncing data, making it a very versatile cloud storage solution.