Easy File Backups and Restoration with Acronis True Image for WD

Whether it’s personal or professional data, the importance of keeping a secure backup cannot be overstated. Experiencing data loss due to accidental deletions, hardware failures, or malware attacks can be devastating. That’s where Acronis True Image for Western Digital comes into play, offering a reliable and user-friendly way to safeguard your files. This guide is designed to help you navigate the process of backing up and restoring your files on a Windows system with ease. Follow these instructions to ensure your data remains protected against any unforeseen digital catastrophes.


  • A compatible Western Digital hard drive connected to your computer.
  • Acronis True Image for Western Digital installed (see our detailed guide for instructions).
  • An external hard drive or other storage location for your backups.

How to Backup Files using Acronis True Image for WD

Protect your selected files with these quick and easy steps in Acronis True Image:

  1. Open Acronis True Image Western Digital Edition on your computer.
  2. Click on the BACKUP tab and then click New Backup.
  3. Click Select Source to start choosing what you want to back up.
  4. Select the Files and Folders option for backing up specific files. (Note: The Entire PC and Disk and Partitions options are for more comprehensive backups).
  5. Click on This PC and navigate through your folders to select the files or folders you want to back up.
  6. Click OK once you’ve selected everything you need.
  7. Click Select Destination and choose your preferred backup location, likely your external hard drive.
  8. Click Back up now to start the backup process.
  9. A progress bar will track the backup, giving you an estimate of the remaining time.

How to Restoring Files from Your Backup

Easily recover important files from your Acronis True Image backup:

  1. Click the Recovery tab in Acronis True Image.
  2. Find the backup containing the files you want to restore and select it.
  3. Navigate through the backed-up folders to find the specific files you need.
  4. Acronis True Image defaults to restoring to the original location. Click Browse if you want to change this.
  5. Click Recover now to begin the restoration process.
  6. Wait for the “Recovery has successfully completed” message before accessing your restored files.


Acronis True Image provides a straightforward and intuitive solution for protecting your essential files. Regular backups are crucial to ensure that accidental deletions, hardware problems, or other unexpected events don’t result in permanent data loss. Remember to schedule your backups regularly for ongoing protection. If you encounter any errors, refer to the Acronis True Image Common Backup Errors webpage for troubleshooting help.

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Derick Payne
My name is Derick Payne. With a deep-seated passion for programming and an unwavering commitment to innovation, I've spent the past 23 years pushing the envelope of what's possible. As the founder of Rizonetech and Rizonesoft, I've had the unique opportunity to channel my love for technology into creating solutions that make a difference.

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