Backup by Categories or Files: what are the pros and cons of each method?

I’m setting up a new My Book to backup my PC hard drive, and I have a choice of two backup methods: by Categories or by Files.  Which is the better choice and why?


It will depend on your needs, If you need to backup the all the categories like documments, pictures, mail, movies and music, the best option for you is the category backup since it will look for all the files on your computer.

Now, if you are going to backup certain files from different categories, will be better if you use the files backup that will allow you to go through the folders and select the one that you need.