How To Backup C Drive To Onedrive

OneDrive, provided by Microsoft, is a storage service hosted in the cloud. It enables you to save your documents and retrieve them from any location, as long as you have a connection to the internet. This article is designed to walk you through how to back up your C drive onto OneDrive.

Step 1: Sign in to OneDrive

First, sign in to your OneDrive account. If you don’t have an account yet, you can create one for free at Once you are signed in, you will see a list of your files and folders.

Step 2: Create a Folder for Backups

Next, create a folder on OneDrive where you will store your backups. You can name it anything you like, but we recommend using “Backups” or something similar. This will make it easy to find and access your backups in the future.

Step 3: Select Files to Backup

Now that you have a folder for backups, select the files on your C drive that you want to backup. You can do this by opening File Explorer and navigating to the C drive. Once you have selected the files, right-click on them and choose “Copy” from the context menu.

Step 4: Paste Files into OneDrive

With the files copied, navigate to your OneDrive folder and right-click in an empty space. Choose “Paste” from the context menu to paste the files into OneDrive.

Step 5: Set Up Automatic Backups

To ensure that your backups are always up-to-date, you can set up automatic backups. To do this, open File Explorer and navigate to the C drive. Right-click on the folder or file you want to backup and choose “Properties” from the context menu.

Step 6: Configure Backup Settings

In the Properties window, click on the “OneDrive” tab and select “Always keep these files in this folder.” This will ensure that any changes made to the file or folder are automatically backed up to OneDrive.


Backing up your C drive to OneDrive is a simple and effective way to protect your data from loss. By following these steps, you can ensure that your files are always safe and secure in the cloud. Remember to regularly check your backups to make sure they are up-to-date and complete.