Microsoft continues to unveil new features during its Build 2023 event. Among the new features they have announced, there is one that stands out for its usefulness and convenience: the cloud-based backup and restore function.
This function will allow users to create a backup of their files, applications and settings in the cloud, and restore them in case they change devices or have a problem with their PC. Thus, they can easily recover their work or personal environment without wasting time or data.
The Microsoft Store will be in charge of restoring our applications in Windows 11
This feature will be available in version 23H2 of Windows 11, which is expected to reach Windows Insider Program users in the coming weeks. The function can be activated from the Accounts section in Settings, where there will be an option called Windows Backup.
By enabling this option, Windows 11 will prompt the user to sign in with their Microsoft account and show the available space on OneDrive to store the backup. The user will be able to choose which elements he wants to back upsuch as your OneDrive files, your Microsoft Store apps, your accessibility preferences, language, passwords, and other Windows settings.
Once the backup is created, the user will be able to restore it from any other Windows 11 device by signing in with their Microsoft account. Windows 11 will offer you the option to restore your backup during the initial setup process or from the Accounts section in Settings.
This function is very similar to that offered by other operating systems such as macOS or Android, which allow user data to be synchronized between different devices through the cloud. In this way, Windows 11 will ease the transition between PCs and offer greater protection against possible loss or damage of data.