I want to backup my phone to my PC - How can I do that? What software do I need?

I have a Nokia Lumina 822 Running Windows Phone 8. I want to Back it up to a Windows 7 Pro PC. What software do I need? No, the cloud drive is NOT an acceptable answer for back up. If I wanted to put my data on someone elses server and have it scanned I would have an iPhone or an Android device. What are my options?

Hello Schultz2,


Thank your for your message.


You can't really do a full back up on your PC.  What you can do is sync your pictures, music, videos to your computer. For the apps  you have the back up list options in Settings> Back up in your phone but you can't back up your apps in your PC and for the SMS you also have a back up option.

 So if something happens to your phone and you need to hard reset or replace it, everything will be restored after you added your Microsoft account.


Best regards,


Emilie C'

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