How to Back Up a Kindle to Your PC

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How to Back Up a Kindle to Your PC
You can back up your Kindle to your computer using only a USB cable. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images News/Getty Images)

It is important to back up and save the data on your Kindle. allows you to download eBooks that you purchased from it, but you should also back up other important files stored on your Kindle and save them to your PC. This allows you to save all of your Kindle's files in case it stops working or has major software problems that require you to erase and restore your Kindle. The process is simple and only requires that you use the USB cable that was originally shipped with your Kindle.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • USB cable

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  1. 1

    Plug the USB cable into an open USB port on your computer.

  2. 2

    Plug the other end of the USB cable into the micro-USB port located on the bottom of your Kindle.

  3. 3

    Right-click your desktop and click "New," "Folder." Change the folder name to "Kindle Backup."

  4. 4

    Click on the "Start" button and select the "Computer" option.

  5. 5

    Right-click the icon for your Kindle under the Devices With Removable Storage heading. Select the "Explore" option.

  6. 6

    Click "Edit" from the menu at the top of the window. Choose "Select All."

  7. 7

    Drag all of the files from your Kindle to the Kindle Backup folder on your desktop. Wait for all of the files to be transferred before ejecting your Kindle.

  8. 8

    Click the "Start" button, and select "Computer" from the menu. Right-click on your Kindle's icon. Select the "Eject" option from the menu.

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