Just like using any other software, app or browser, you can easily lose your data if something glitches. In Windows 8, your apps aren’t immune to losing data should something go wrong or you simply uninstall one. While you can manually backup Windows 8 app data, not everyone wants to take the time to do that.
We’ll show you how to backup your Windows 8 app data with Windows 8 Apps Data Backup.
How to use Windows 8 Apps Data Backup
After downloading the Windows 8 Apps Data Backup program, double-click it to run it.
Windows 8 Apps Data Backup will remind you to close all apps before starting. If you don’t, this can cause issues backing up your data.
Now, from the main screen, click “About.”
This will give you a little bit of information on Windows 8 Apps Data Backup.
Back on the main screen, click “Backup.”
This will populate the program with the apps available to backup.
You can either click the ones you want to backup or click “Select all” to select them all.
When ready, click “Backup now.”
You’ll be asked if you want to archive the backup. This is the most efficient way to store the data, especially if you utilize a lot of apps.
Now, choose a place to save the archive and click “OK.”
It’ll take a few moments to back up your data, so just let the process run and do not open any apps while it’s running.
When finished, a pop-up will appear to let you know it’s complete.
When you need to restore your apps, from the main screen of Windows 8 Apps Data Backup, you’ll click “Restore.”
It’ll ask you if the file is an archive, click “Yes.”
Pick the archive from where it’s saved, then click “Open.”
Windows 8 Apps Data Backup will let you know if you don’t see the app in your list, it’s because it’s not installed on your computer at the moment. Re-install it to restore the data.
Once more when finished, a pop-up will appear to let you know and you’ll be good to go to use your apps as you once did.
Why backup your Windows 8 apps?
Just like anything else on a computer, things can go wrong. Why not secure your data for your apps when you can secure everything else? Windows 8 Apps Data Backup makes it easy to backup and restore your Windows 8 apps when you need the help the most. If you utilize apps in Windows 8, you set yourself up for frustration if you lose the information they store.