OneDrive to get a Backup feature in Windows 10

We have come to know that Microsoft is working on a new feature for Windows 10 Redstone. OneDrive, the cloud storage and sync service bundled into Windows 10, will allow you soon to backup your personal preferences and data to the cloud. This new option will reach Windows 10 with the Redstone update, and possibly, the placeholders feature may also make a return.

This information comes from, the famous Windows-focused website. They report that these OneDrive features were spotted in Windows 10 build 14278. This is an older Insider build, which was not released to the public.

How to back up to One Drive in Windows 10.

The new option is accessible from the Settings app:

  1. You need to open the Settings app.
  2. Then navigate to Update & Security -> Backup.
  3. The following page will be opened:vmplayer_2016-03-20_19-51-16-1024x775_story

There, the user will be able to turn on/off OneDrive backups for apps, passwords, settings and accounts. Remember that Windows 8.1 also comes with a feature to sync some settings, and upload your camera roll photos and videos to OneDrive. It is not known how much different the OneDrive backup and sync experience in Windows 10 will be compared to Windows 8.1.

vmplayer_2016-03-21_09-29-43-1024x787Windows 10 Mobile has the same option. It can be found in the same location of the Settings app. Credits: Thurrott.

What do you think of this feature? Will you be happy to get it? Let us know in the comments.


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3 thoughts on “OneDrive to get a Backup feature in Windows 10”

  1. I am using recommended Dropbox instead of OneDrive because of Microsoft spying or tracking lots of personal information stuffs all over the world

    1. Microsoft is NOT tracking anyone all over the world. Jesus. That is the most ridiculous rumor ever. You have the option to turn of things you share, just like any service, (Apple, Android). Quit being so paranoid. Besides, what does anyone have to hide?

      As for the article, OneDrive is nice, but it is too restricted. I prefer using Google Drive. It’s a lot more stable and when I sync between either my PC or iPhone or iPad it’s always working without any issues. OneDrive always has issues. So, even if it helps work with the PC os itself, for the mobile devices, it’s still a long ways away from being headache free and productively advantageous.

      These new features have already been a part of Apple’s features for a long time. There’s nothing new here really. Backing up your device to iCloud is essentially the exact same thing as this. If Microsoft had a stronger footprint in the mobile device market, this would be beneficial.

      But they don’t. Their tablets are barely breaking surface on the water (get it) but, unless any of the dedicated fully integrated hard core Microsoft fans who use nothing but Microsoft products take advantage of this feature, it’s not really an exciting and compelling new feature at all. I myself am pro-Microsoft but not so pro that I restrict myself to only their ecosystem of devices. Every service has it’s advantages, benefits and stablities over the others. For gaming, Windows is best. Mobile devices, Apple wins. Productivity and accessibility, Google holds the crown.

      So really, after 30 years of playing with Windows since 3.1, there’s just not much to get excited for that isn’t already better somewhere else. They’re just simply catching up.

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