When you back up your files, apps, and settings in the cloud using your Microsoft account, you get 5 GB of free cloud storage and other benefits that protect your files with the latest security and make everyday tasks easier.
Your Microsoft account ties everything together, no matter where you are or what PC you're using. This means your personalized settings will be remembered with your account, and your files are accessible from any device. You can unlock premium features like more cloud storage, ongoing technical support, and more, by purchasing a Microsoft 365 subscription for your account.
Here are some of the benefits that come with a fully backed up PC. Select any headline, and it will open to provide more information:
With your photos and files backed up in the cloud, you can quickly save, share, and edit them with OneDrive and Microsoft 365. Your changes will automatically sync across devices so you’ll be able to access the latest versions of your files anytime, anywhere. You can use free web versions of productivity apps like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to collaborate in real time or work offline. This means seamless collaboration with friends and family.
You can also download the OneDrive app to stay connected from anywhere.
Now that you’ve backed up your PC, you'll be able to more easily transfer your info to a new one whenever you're ready. The Windows Backup app automatically works in the background to remember your latest changes. When you set up a new PC, we'll ask you to sign in using the Microsoft account from your backup, and we’ll handle the rest. You’ll find your important files and some of your settings and apps restored to your new PC for a smooth start and a familiar feel.
With your documents, photos, music, and videos backed up, you don’t need to worry about losing important files and memories if something happens to your PC.