How to use Backup and Restore on BlueStacks for PC

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bluestackforpc.com | BlueStacks is the best option to run Android apps and games on Windows or Mac computer. It offers great performance and stunning graphics. But this amazing app is not perfect. There are cases where BlueStacks encounters errors. Hence, you should use Backup and Restore on BlueStacks to prevent data lost.

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Losing the data is one of the biggest nightmares for everyone. We believe that you don’t want to lost your gaming data that forces you to start the game from the beginning. Therefore, backing up your data in BlueStacks is mandatory.

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Intro: Backup & Restore in BlueStacks

When you back up the data of BlueStacks, you actually create a copy of your existing BlueStacks data on your Windows PC. In the future, you can restore this data whenever you need it.

1) Why you should Backup your data?

  • Primarily to save important files and protect from existing installation of BlueStacks becoming corrupt, system crash, hard drive failure or power outage.
  • It is very important to do regular backups to prevent the loss of data.

2) Limitations

  • Backup is created at a certain point in time and you may install more apps thereafter.
  • When you restore this backup, the apps installed on BlueStacks after the backup was created will not be restored.
  • You may lose your progress in the app in case that app data is not synced with the server and is stored locally on the BlueStacks app player.

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How to Backup Data in BlueStacks

  1. Click on the settings icon on the top right bar as shown below.
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  2. Click on “Settings” in the drop-down menu.
  3. Click on “Backup & Restore” tab to view the backup / restore operations panel.
  4. In order to backup, click on “Create backup” button and confirm whether you want to start the backup, proceed by clicking “Yes” or “No” at the backup prompt.
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    Note: You will not be able to use BlueStacks while the backup is in progress.
  5. Upon clicking “Yes”, you will be asked for the location where the backup copy should be stored. For illustration, we chose “Desktop” as shown in the screenshot below. After choosing the location, click on “OK”.
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  6. The progress of backup creation can be seen as shown below.
    creating backup bluestacks 4

How to Restore the backup in BlueStacks

  1. Click on the settings icon on the top right bar as shown below.
    customize bluestacks 4
  2. Click on “Settings” in the drop-down menu.
  3. Click on “Backup & Restore” tab to view the backup / restore operations panel.
  4. In order to restore, click on “Restore backup” button and confirm whether you want to restore the backup, proceed by clicking “Restore” or “Cancel” at the backup prompt.
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  5. Upon clicking Restore, you will be asked for the location of your saved backup. Please select the correct folder.
    browse folder restore
  6. The progress of restoring backup can be seen as shown below.
    restoring backup

Note: please do not use BlueStacks while Backup & Restore operation is in progress, wait until the operation completes.

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Conclusion

Having a backup data of BlueStacks is quite important. You should not be worry again whenever you are experiencing BlueStacks. Just restore the data and your BlueStacks can work like it was.

Thank you for reading. Have a nice day, Folks!

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