Make a Bootable Backup Windows 10

If you like to “tinker” with your PC, one of the things you should do is always have a backup copy of the Windows 10 startup , so if your computer has trouble starting you can always restore the startup . To carry out this step, we must make a backup of the BCD file , which is in charge of safeguarding all the information from the start of our operating system. Today in MrAppsGeek you will learn how to make a backup copy of it step by step.

What Is The BCD File And What Is It For ?

BCD stands for Boot C onfiguration D ata and is a file in which all the boot information is stored . In this way, if the file is corrupted or deleted by mistake, it will be impossible for us to restart the PC. Because of this, it is always recommended to have a backup copy of the BCD file so that you can restore it in case of any kind of problem.

How To Create A Bootable Backup Of Windows 10 2023

To make a backup copy of the BCD file in Win 10 , the first thing we must do is use the following quick keyboard shortcut :

  • Press «Win + X» .

A left side window will appear in which we will have to enter Windows PowerShell in administrator mode .

How to Backup BCD File in Windows 10 2023

Now we must write the following in the command prompt and press Enter:

  • bcdedit /export h:backups.bcd

Where “H” is the drive in which we want to save the BCD file . It should also be noted that we can put whatever we want in the file name (me, for example, instead of putting “security copies” I put “test”).

  1. Now we must go to the unit in which this file has been saved.
  2. We check that the backup is present and that everything is correct.

How to Restore Windows 10 Boot Backup 2023

With this we already have our backup copy of the BCD startup file , the only problem is that we will need a command prompt environment (CMD) to be able to restore the boot of our PC. How can it be done? Well, using a Windows 10 installation disk . To do this, we must insert a PEN or the Win 10 installation disk in the disk drive. Once the system starts we will click on “Next” .

On the next screen instead of clicking on “Install Now” we will click on “Repair Equipment” .

We will enter the option that says “Solve Problems” .

Finally we will give “Command Prompt” .

This will load a CMD environment where we must write the following:

  • bcdedit /import h:backups.bcd

In this way we will load our backup copy of the BCD file at system startup . Finally we will only have to remove the Windows 10 disk and start the PC in a normal way.

And that’s it, these are the steps to create a boot backup of Windows 10 , if you have any questions you can always leave me a comment and I’ll try to answer. Do not forget to share this article with your social networks, that would help me a lot to continue making more content like this… Thank you !.