Be It family photos, work documents or user account credentials, given you own a PC, the chances are you'll have some type of sensitive files stored on the hard disk. Computers are renowned to corrupt and lose functionality at the best of times, thus backing up your Important files on a regular basis, Is Imperative. As such, In this tutorial, I will show you how to add the Windows Backup and Restore option to the right-click context menu.
There's no right or wrong with the type of backup you perform, but rather based on your computing environment and overall usability. There are many different types available that're native to the Windows platform, and at times, It can be somewhat difficult to locate the one you're after. Wouldn't It be great If you had the options via the right-click of the mouse?
Well, I will demonstrate how to add the Windows Backup and Restore option to the right-click context menu, by using a neat little Registry file. Once It's applied, the result will be exactly as per the Image above.
All that's required on your part, Is to double-click the file, follow a couple of prompts and the job's done. I have provided the download links to the Registry file, at the end of this article. So without further ado, let's get this tutorial started.
Step One:One you've downloaded the file, extract It's contents to a folder of your choice, and then double-click the Add Backup.reg file. It will prompt whether to add the entries to the Windows Registry, so hit Yes.
Step Two:A message will be returned, confirming that the entries have been successfully added to the Registry, so click OK to finalize the process.
Step Three:I've now navigated to my computer's desktop, right-clicked on a blank area and as you can see, the Windows Backup and Restore option and It's respective settings, Is readily available. Let's make sure It's functional, by clicking on Create a system Image.
Step Four:As expected, the system Image backup has Initiated- awaiting my Input.
Step Five:Let's test another option. Upon clicking the Open Backup and Restore (Windows 7) option as viewed In Step Three above, It's executed without error.
Last Step:In the event you change your mind and wish to remove the Windows Backup and Restore option from the right-click, simply double-click the Remove Backup.reg file, and hit Yes.
Final Thoughts:Having the aforementioned backup and restore options readily available via the right-click of the mouse, certainly saves you the hassle of trying to locate each one Individually. Now that you have this at your disposal, make It a habit to perform regular backups. Just remember this: Today Is never too early, and tomorrow Is always too late.
Use any of the links below to download the above-mentioned Registry files.
Direct Link Mega:
Direct Link AnonFiles:
Direct Link Mediafire:
Direct Link Solidfiles:
Direct Link Sabercathost:
Direct Link 4shared: