If you have Microsoft Account set up in Windows 10, you’ve already got some of the settings sync’d up on your computer but not the important files on your Desktop, in your Documents folder and the precious moments saved in the Pictures folder.
Well, you could redirect these locations to OneDrive folder to get them backed up, like below:
But not everyone would do that even if they know such folder-redirection feature exists. How about a feature built right in OneDrive that syncs up these folders automatically for you?
Right-click OneDrive’s icon in the system tray and click Settings.
Switch over to Auto Save tab and click Update folders button under Protect your important folders section.
Select at least one of the folders to sync up and click Start protection button.
Make sure all folders are located on C: drive across all computers linked with your Microsoft Account. Or you will see the warning message like this:
Also, keep eyes on the storage usage to make sure your OneDrive has enough space left for your important files.
You may wonder why this is a very useful feature. Since OneDrive has a version control that you can roll back to the versions saved up to 30 days ago, any files in these folders can be restored if they are hit by the Ransomware unfortunately.