In May 2023, when Windows 23466 build 11 was released to the Dev Channel, Microsoft announced a new app for backing up settings, files, apps, and more. Some thought that the Windows Backup app would be exclusive to the upcoming Windows 11 23H2 update, but it looks like Microsoft is bringing it to Windows 10 as well.
This week, Microsoft released build 19045.3391 for channel testing previews. After installing the update, users discovered a major change: the new Windows Backup app. You can run the program from the Start menu to back up your OneDrive folders, apps, credentials, and settings. At the moment, however, there does not seem to be a restore function.
Other changes in Windows 19045.3391 version 10 include various improvements that are not visible at first glance. For example, the operating system is now better at detecting your location to provide better weather, news, traffic information and other geographic data. The update as we mentioned brings new notifications related to your account, daylight saving time changes for more countries, and various other fixes. You can learn more by checking the release notes.
The new backup experience is certainly a welcome surprise, since the company has made it clear that the operating system is expected to reach its end of support in a year and that users should not expect new updates functions or significant changes.