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How to use Backup/Restore on BlueStacks 4

How will this help?

This article will help you understand how to easily backup and restore your data on BlueStacks.

Backup saves a copy of all your BlueStacks related data, apps and files, which are present at the time of taking the backup. You can then restore the backed up copy later, using Restore.

The backup is saved on your computer at a location of your choice and is created at a certain point in time. You may install more apps thereafter.

This detailed guide will explain the following:


Why should I backup my data

  • Taking a backup will save your important files and installed apps on BlueStacks against unwanted incidents, such as system files becoming corrupt, system crash, hard drive failure or power outage.
  • For maximum protection, make sure to backup your data frequently and regularly.


Limitations of backup and restore features

  • You may lose your progress in the app if that app data is not synced with the server and is stored locally on the BlueStacks app player. It is highly recommended that you log in using at least one of your social media accounts in the game to avoid this from happening.
  • When you restore your data, the apps installed on BlueStacks after the backup was created will not be restored. It is advised to take a backup of your data frequently to protect all of your data.


How to backup my data on BlueStacks

1. Launch BlueStacks. Click on the gear icon on the side toolbar, as shown below.

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2. It will open the Settings window. Here, select the User data tab.

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3. Now, you will the Backup and restore section. To create a backup of your current apps and files on BlueStacks, click on Create backup.

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4. You will then get a confirmation box. Proceed with the backup process by clicking on Backup or click on Cancel to abort.

NOTE: You will not be able to use BlueStacks while the backup is in progress.

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5. Upon clicking on Backup, you will be asked to select the location where you want to save the backup copy. For illustration, we chose "Desktop" as shown in the screenshot below.

After choosing the location, click on OK.

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6. The backup process will then start. Progress of backup creation can be seen as shown below.

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How to restore my backup data

1. Click on the gear icon on the bottom of the sidebar, as shown in the image.

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2. It will open the Settings window. Here, select the User data tab.

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3. Now, you will the Backup and restore section. To restore a backup copy, click on "Restore backup."

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4. You will now get a confirmation box, asking you to backup your existing data before proceeding with the restoration process. Click on Restore to start restoring your data from a backup copy that was created at an earlier time.

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5. Upon clicking Restore, you will be asked for the location of your saved backup. Please select the correct folder and click on OK.

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6. The progress of restoring backup can be seen as shown below.

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