Backup, backup, backup…. I can’t tell you enough how important it is to keep a backup of your stuff. Let me ask you; would you miss the pictures that you have deleted from your camera, but only have sitting in a folder on your desktop? How about the quicken files that you have been using for 5 years and never backed up? What would you do if you lost all of the contacts that you have in Outlook?
More and more of our lives are tied to our computers, and all too often we place too much confidence in technology that is frequently unstable and unreliable. To prevent this catastrophe from happening to you, make sure you; first- know how to back up, second– have somewhere to back up, and last– DO IT!! I say this with love, if you don’t back up your stuff, and your computer crashes, while I will try to get as much of your stuff as I can, it is not my problem if it is not possible.
If you are unsure about backup possibilities and/ or how to perform a backup, there are a few options for you. You can use an online backup system, or there are a few backup programs that you could use with a portable hard drive as well. Online backup systems will have step by step instructions, as will most programs you might install on your pc, so you shouldn’t feel anxious about backing up your files and documents. If anything, you should feel worried that you haven’t backed up your files. So, why are you sitting here reading, when you could be getting started on your back up?