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How to Backup and Restore Apps Data on Windows 8

Microsoft’s latest OS named windows 8 has come up with upgrades and some PCs and Windows RT devices will be running on Windows 8 OS. The new Windows 8 OS is mostly designed for touchscreen devices and for use on tablets and can also be used well in PCs. Microsoft has made its new OS very colorful, rich in graphics with some very innovative customization. Windows 8 OS is smooth and gives a better performance as some additional work has been done to remove some of the error with no rough edges compared it its previous version. Backup and restoring your data are two most important actions when we work with our priceless data and information, documents, presentations, photos, eBooks etc. We never take a chance on taking a backup of our personal data in case of some system failure. Windows 8 is offering a new and superb way of backup and restoration tool.

Whenever your system is running quiet slow then you choose the option to refresh the system or re-installation of Windows 8, this is the last option we have. This might lose some of data, but now Windows 8 has brought a new way to backup and restore your data. In this article we are going to show how you can backup and restore data, apps on your Windows 8.

How to Backup data on your Windows 8:

Step 1: First of all you have to download Windows 8 Apps Data Backup and then when it gets downloaded, Right click on the app and choose “Run as administrator”.

How to Backup data on your Windows 8 - Step 1

Step 2: Windows will try to prevent you from installing this program by throwing up a security message. Hit “More info” and on the next screen and choose “Run anyway”. When your installation is completed, it will ask to close all your currently running apps before it initiates a back of Windows 8 application data.

How to Backup data on your Windows 8 - Step 2

Step 3: A new windows will be opened, where you can take backup the data of the apps you are using currently. From the given list choose to select all apps or your preferred ones, after selection click on “Backup Now”. Windows 8 Apps Data Backup will start the process of taking backup after you choose or create an empty folder according to your ease of access. Added to this, it will also ask you, whether the backup file would be zipped or not.

How to Backup data on your Windows 8 - Step 3

Step 4: After the completion of the process you will find all the backup data stored in the folder which you have choose. Now after that when you reinstall any app from Windows 8 store, you will be able to restore the data for that particular app.

How to Restore App data of a Windows 8 application:

Step 1:First of all you will need to re install the app from the Windows 8 store of which data backup was taken earlier then you have to again launch Windows 8 Apps Data Backup and close all the running apps on and then click on “RESTORE”. You will be asked that whether the backup file is zipped or not. Select it.

How to Restore App data of a Windows 8 application - Step 1

Step 2: A new windows will be opened locate and choose the backup folder that you have created previously and you will see a list of apps with a prompted out message box telling you that, if you cannot find the targeted app on the list it might not be installed on your computer properly, then you have to just re install it from Windows 8 store and follow the same procedure and this time you will find the apps choose the app and hit “RESTORE NOW” and the app data will be restored.

How to Restore App data of a Windows 8 application - Step 2

How to Backup and Restore Apps Data on Windows 8 on March 30, 2016 rated 4.8 of 5

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