By Nicky / Last Updated September 14, 2020

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Mainstream cloud storage services to store files

A cloud storage service is a business that maintains and manages its customers' data and makes that data accessible over a network, usually the internet. Nowadays, cloud storage service is more and more popular for users storing data. It does not need the extra hard drive so that you can free a lot of space of your computer. You only need to create a cloud account and keep online.

There are many cloud storage services you can use, and here we highly recommend you the Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, for you can download and install them to local drive to use it more convenient. Keep reading to learn how to backup files to these clouds with detailed steps.

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How to backup files to OneDrive freely?

OneDrive is an online cloud storage offered by Microsoft, which can help you backup files between your computer and the cloud easily. And OneDrive users are given 5GB of free storage space. You can follow the steps below to backup files to OneDrive.

Note: To backup files to OneDrive in Windows 7, you can download desktop app from OneDrive website. OneDrive comes preinstalled on Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, so you don’t have to download it.

1. On your computer, tap the Search button on the taskbar and type “OneDrive” in the search box. Click the top result and sign in with your Microsoft account.

2. On This is your OneDrive folder screen, select Next to accept the default folder location for your OneDrive files.

OneDrive Folder Location

Note: If you want to change the folder location, select Change location. This is the best time to make this change because you haven’t sync any files up to now.

3. Click Open my OneDrive folder to get to your OneDrive folder.

Open OneDrive Folder

4. Drag and drop or copy and paste the files/folders you want to sync into the OneDrive folder. The client will automatically sync them to the OneDrive website.

5. After syncing, your files are available both online at OneDrive.com and offline on your PC.

How to backup files to Google Drive freely?

Google Drive is a cloud storage drive to save files, folders, and other documents. It provides 15GB of free storage for its users. It's easy to back up files to Google Drive by following steps.

1. Download and install Google Drive desktop application to your local hard drive.

2. Sign in your Google account.

3. Then, you can directly copy your files to your Google Drive through the Google Drive desktop application.

Google Drive

How to backup files to Dropbox freely?

Dropbox is one of the most popular cloud drive providing both free and paid service. Every user begins with 2 GB free storage by signing up with Dropbox. If you want to have cloud backup, you can choose to backup files to Dropbox.

1. Download and install Dropbox desktop application on your computer.

2. Sign in your Dropbox account. If you don’t have one, please create a Dropbox account at first.

Dropbox

3. Drop the data you want to add to Dropbox folder.

4. Those files will be automatically uploaded to the Dropbox cloud drive.

Bonus Tip: Manage your files on different clouds with ease

As we can see, free storage space provided by each cloud is limited. So, if you have a large number of files, you may use several clouds at the same time so as to get more free storage space and save money.

However, all of these cloud services offer their own client, you have to log in each account every time and manage files among several different cloud drives, bring much inconvenience to you. In this case, to make it easier to manage your clouds, you can combine the cloud storage space with free online cloud services - CBackupper.

CBackupper can help you combine cloud storage like OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox and so on into one to expand your cloud storage. Then, with just one single login, you can enjoy huge storage space and manage all your files in different clouds flexibly. In addition, it can also help you transfer files cloud to cloud directly if needed.

You can follow the steps below to combine cloud storage with CBackupper.

1. Create a CBackupper account. Then, log in to your newly created CBackupper account.

Sign up

2. Add and authorize your clouds under the “Clouds” tab. Google Drive, OneDrive, and Dropbox are supported. (CBackupper bases on standard OAuth system that can ensure your account’s security).

Add Cloud

3. After adding your cloud drives, all cloud services are in one place now, you can easily make full use of their storage space and manage them with CBackupper.

Conclusion

You can backup files to cloud freely to protect data and save local storage according to detailed steps above. If you are using multiple cloud storage services at the same time, it is strongly recommended to manage your clouds on one interface with CBackupper, saving much time and effort.