Backup

How to Backup and Restore On-Screen Keyboard Options in Windows

There are several different kinds of keyboards for PCs. The most common type is a physical, external keyboard that you plug into your PC. While Windows 10 has a touch keyboard, all Windows have a built-in Ease of Access tool called the On-Screen Keyboard (OSK) that can be used instead of a physical keyboard to move around a PC’s screen or enter text. You don’t need a touchscreen to use the OSK. It displays a visual keyboard with all the standard keys, so you can use your mouse or another pointing device to select keys, or use a physical single key or group of keys to cycle through the keys on the screen.

When you turn on the OSK, a keyboard appears on the screen that can be used to move around the screen and enter text. The keyboard will remain on the screen until you close it.

This tutorial will show you how to back up and restore the On-Screen Keyboard options set by any user account on any Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10 PC.

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How to Backup and Restore Sticky Keys Settings in Windows

When Sticky Keys is turned on, you can press a modifier key (SHIFT, CTRL, or ALT) and then another key in sequence rather than at the same time, to enter shifted (modified) characters and other key combinations. This way, you can press a modifier key and have it remain active until another key is pressed.

By default pressing a modifier key once latches the key down until the user presses a non-modifier key or clicks a mouse button. Pressing a modifier key twice locks the key until the user presses the key a third time.

This tutorial will show you how to back up and restore the Sticky Keys settings of any user account on any Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10 PC.

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How to Backup and Restore AutoPlay Settings in Windows 10

AutoPlay lets you choose an action for different kinds of media when you plug in a device or insert media. You can set AutoPlay to open different kinds of content, such as photos, music, and video on different kinds of media, such as drives, CDs, DVDs, cameras, and phones. For example, you can use AutoPlay to select an app that will automatically open photos on a removable drive when you plug it into your PC. With AutoPlay, you don’t have to open the same app or reselect preferences every time you plug in a certain device.

Once you have AutoPlay set how you want, you may want to backup your settings to be able to quickly restore your settings as needed to any account on any Windows 10 PC.

This tutorial will show you how to backup your AutoPlay settings and restore as needed to any account on any Windows 10 PC.

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How to Backup and Restore Network Shares and Permissions in Windows

File sharing over a network in Windows 10 allows you to share files and folders on your computer with other users over a private or public network in your workgroup or domain.

You can set the permissions of a shared file or folder to allow groups or users to have a read only, change (modify), or full control access rights.

Starting with Windows 10 version 1803, some features of file sharing over a network have changed, including the removal of HomeGroup. However, even though HomeGroup has been removed, you can still share printers and files by using features that are built into Windows 10.

This tutorial will show you how to backup and restore network shares and permissions in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Backup and Restore Groove Music app Settings in Windows 10

The Groove Music app is a preinstalled UWP (Universal Windows Platform) app in Windows 10.

You can listen to your favorite music in Groove on your Windows, iOS, and Android devices. Create a playlist with music you’ve purchased or uploaded to OneDrive or pick your background music on Xbox One.

See also: Groove Music and Spotify: FAQ | Microsoft Support

If you use the Groove Music app, you can manually backup your settings to manually restore as needed to any account on any Windows 10 PC.

This tutorial will show you how to manually backup and restore your settings for the Groove Music app in Windows 10.

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How to Backup and Restore Maps app Settings in Windows 10

The Windows Maps app is a preinstalled UWP (Universal Windows Platform) app in Windows 10.

Maps is your guide to everywhere. Find your way with voice navigation and turn-by-turn driving, transit, and walking directions. Search for places to get directions, business info, and reviews. Download maps to use when you’re offline. Tour the world virtually with breathtaking aerial imagery and 360 degree street-level views. Plus, you get the same experience across all your Windows 10 PCs and phones.

If you use the Maps app, you can manually backup your settings to manually restore as needed to any account on any Windows 10 PC.

This tutorial will show you how to manually backup and restore your settings for the Maps app in Windows 10.

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How to Backup and Restore Camera app Settings in Windows 10

The Windows Camera app is a preinstalled UWP (Universal Windows Platform) app in Windows 10.

If your PC has a built-in camera or a connected webcam, you can use the Camera app to take photos and videos.

If you use the Camera app, you can manually backup your settings to manually restore as needed to any account on any Windows 10 PC.

This tutorial will show you how to manually backup and restore your settings for the Camera app in Windows 10.

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How to Backup and Restore Photos app Settings in Windows 10

The Microsoft Photos app is a preinstalled UWP (Universal Windows Platform) app in Windows 10. This app lets you view and edit your photos and videos, make movies, and create albums. You can use the video remix feature to instantly create a video from photos and videos you select. You can use the video editor for fine-tuned adjustments — change filters, text, camera motion, music, and more. You can even add 3D effects like butterflies, lasers, or explosions that magically appear in your video.

If you use the Photos app, you can manually backup your settings to manually restore as needed to any account on any Windows 10 PC.

This tutorial will show you how to manually backup and restore your settings for the Photos app in Windows 10.

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How to Backup and Restore Sticky Notes app Settings in Windows 10

The Sticky Notes app is a preinstalled UWP (Universal Windows Platform) app in Windows 10. This apps allows you to create and save notes to the desktop of your Windows 10 PC. Thanks to a new and improved design, added intelligence and Pen support, it is now easier than ever to quickly capture and add context to all your notes.

If you use the Sticky Notes app, you can manually backup your settings to manually restore as needed to any account on any Windows 10 PC.

This tutorial will show you how to manually backup and restore your settings for the Sticky Notes app in Windows 10.

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How to Backup and Restore News app Settings in Windows 10

The MSN News app is a preinstalled UWP (Universal Windows Platform) app in Windows 10. This app lets you see the top stories of the day and breaking news from the world’s best sources, curated by MSN editors and customized for you.

If you use the News app, you can manually backup your settings and local location to manually restore as needed to any account on any Windows 10 PC.

This tutorial will show you how to manually backup and restore your settings and local location for the News app in Windows 10.

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How to Backup and Restore Weather app Settings in Windows 10

The MSN Weather app is a preinstalled UWP (Universal Windows Platform) app in Windows 10. The app lets you get the latest weather conditions, and see accurate 10-day and hourly forecasts for whatever you do.

If you use the Weather app, you can manually backup your settings to manually restore as needed to any account on any Windows 10 PC.

This tutorial will show you how to manually backup and restore your settings for the Weather app in Windows 10.

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How to Backup and Restore Alarms & Clock app in Windows 10

The Alarms & Clock app is a preinstalled UWP (Universal Windows Platform) app in Windows 10. The app is a combination of alarm clock, world clock, timer, and stopwatch. You can use the app to set alarms and reminders, check times around the world, and time your activities, including laps and splits.
If you use the Alarms & Clock app, you can manually backup your alarms and world clocks to manually restore as needed to any account on any Windows 10 PC.

This tutorial will show you how to manually backup and restore your alarms and world clocks for the Alarms & Clock app in Windows 10.

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How to Backup and Restore Remote Desktop app in Windows 10

You can download and install the free Microsoft Remote Desktop app and use it to connect to a remote PC or virtual apps and desktops made available by your admin. The app helps you be productive no matter where you are.

If you use the Remote Desktop app in Windows 10, you can manually backup your settings, connections, credentials, and groups to manually restore as needed to any account on any Windows 10 PC that has the app installed.

When you restore items from a backup, the following will happen:

  • Settings – Settings from the backup will replace what is currently set.
  • Connections – Connections and their specific settings from the backup will be added. Your current connections will not be replaced unless one is the same as one from the backup.
  • Credentials – Credentials (user accounts) for your connections from the backup will be added. Your current credentials will not be replaced unless one is the same as one from the backup.
  • Groups – Groups from the backup will be added. Your current groups will not be replaced.

This tutorial will show you how to manually backup and restore all or specific items of the Microsoft Remote Desktop app in Windows 10.

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How to Add System Protection Context Menu in Windows 10

System protection (if turned on) is a feature that allows you to perform a system restore that takes your PC back to an earlier point in time, called a system restore point. This can be handy if your PC isn’t working well and you recently installed an app, driver, or update.

Each restore point contains the necessary information needed to restore the system to the chosen state. Restore points are automatically generated when you install a new app, driver, or Windows update, and generated when you create a restore point manually. Restoring won’t affect your personal files in your %UserProfile% folder, but it will remove apps, drivers, and updates installed after the restore point was created.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove a System Protection context menu for all users to open System Protection, do a system restore, or create a restore point in Windows 10.

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How to Enable or Disable System Restore in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10

System protection is a feature that allows you to undo unwanted system changes by being able to do a System Restore. System Restore enables users, in the event of a problem, to restore their computers to a previous state (restore point) without losing personal data files.

System Restore is enabled by default in Windows. If disabled, System Restore is turned off, and the System Restore Wizard cannot be accessed. The option to configure System Restore or create a restore point through System Protection is also disabled.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable System Restore for all users in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Enable or Disable User Files Backup in Windows Backup in Windows 10

The Backup and Restore (Windows 7) feature (aka: Windows Backup) was originally included in Windows 7. It was deprecated in Windows 8 and removed in in Windows 8.1, but has been included in Windows 10.

While you can use Backup and Restore (Windows 7) to restore any Windows 7 backups on your Windows 10 PC, you can also use it to back up and restore files on your Windows 10 PC.

Windows Backup will backup all files in the libraries, folders, and drives you choose or let Windows choose. You will have a choice to include a system image in the backup. You can also choose to have these items be backed up on a regular schedule.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the ability to backup user files in Windows Backup for all users in Windows 10.

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How to Enable or Disable Create a System Image in Windows 10

System image is a feature of Windows Backup included in Windows 10. A system image is a copy of the drives required for Windows to run. It can also include additional drives. A system image can be used to restore your computer if your hard drive or computer ever stops working; however, you can’t choose individual items to restore.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the ability to create a system image using Windows Backup for all users in Windows 10.

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