How to Turn “Remember my preferences” On or Off for Windows Backup in Windows 11

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The article details the process to turn the “Remember my preferences” feature on or off in Windows Backup. This feature lets users back up and sync settings such as accessibility passwords and language preferences across all devices linked to a Microsoft account. However, disabling it could risk potential data loss. The steps include navigating the…

This article explains how to turn “Remember my preferences” on or off for Windows backup to include accessibility passwords, language, and other Windows settings and sync them to your Microsoft account.

Windows backup is a feature in the Windows operating system that allows users to create a backup of their files, folders, settings, preferences, and system images to protect against data loss.

When Windows backup is turned on, Windows backs up the settings you choose across all the Windows devices you’ve signed in to with your Microsoft account. These settings can configure new devices or restore a damaged one.

This feature also allows you to sync your backups across all devices where you’re signed in with your Microsoft account. However, if you prefer not to back up certain settings or preferences, you can turn off this feature to exclude them from the backup.

It’s important to note that turning off this feature may result in potential data loss, so it’s recommended to carefully consider which settings and preferences you want to back up before making any changes.

Turn “Remember my preferences” with Windows backup

As mentioned above, users can turn “Remember my preferences” on or off with Windows backup to back up accessibility passwords, language, and other Windows settings and sync them to their Microsoft account.

Here’s how to do it.

First, open the Windows Settings app.

You can do that by clicking on the Start menu and selecting Settings. Or press the keyboard shortcut (Windows key + I) to launch the Settings app.

When the Setting app opens, click the Accounts button on the left.

Windows 11 Accounts Settings button on menu
Windows Privacy and Security button in Settings

Select the Windows backup tile on the right to expand it.

Windows 11 Accounts Settings Windows Backup tile
Windows 11 cameras tile

On the Accounts -> Windows backup setting pane, select the “Remember my preferences” tile.

Then, toggle the switch button to the On position to enable it.

To disable it, toggle the switch button to the Off position.

Windows 11 Accounts Settings Windows Backup preferences

When the feature is turned on, the below preferences will be backed up.

  • Accessibility
  • Accounts and passwords
  • Personalization
  • Language preferences
  • Other Windows settings
Windows 11 Accounts Settings Windows Backup preferences options

Save your changes and exit the Settings app.

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to turn “Remember my preferences” with Windows backup on or off in Windows 11. Please use the comments form below if you find errors or have something to add.

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