Although the tool is no longer maintained, it’s still available on Windows 10, and many users continue to use it to backup files or create full backups in case a rollback is necessary after an upgrade or hardware failure. The only caveat is that if a problem occurs with the Windows Backup tool or you don’t want to use it anymore, there’s no option to disable or reset its settings to defaults. However, if you want to reset or disable the feature, you can complete this task with a few commands. In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to reset the settings of the Windows Backup feature to its defaults on Windows 10.

Reset Windows Backup settings on Windows 10

To reset the Windows Backup settings to their defaults, use these steps: Once you complete the steps, the “Back up or restore your files” page will roll back to its default settings, removing any previous configuration and allowing you to set up a new schedule or leave the feature disabled.

This process only resets the settings. It won’t delete previous backups made with the tool. After resetting the “Backup and Restore (Windows 7)” settings, you’ll need to delete backups manually from the source drive as necessary. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.