Backing Up

If you have important files or data on your computer, you probably don’t want to lose them if something happened to your computer.

Here are some ways that you can back up those files so that if something happens to your computer, you’ll still have your files and data.

External Hard Drive

One way that you can back up your files would be to purchase an external hard drive and back the data up onto it. There are also external hard drives that you can purchase that can be connected to a router, so that you can back up and retrieve files and data from multiple computers.

CDs

Another way that you can back up your files would be to burn them to a CD, that way, if something were to happen to your computer, you will be able to retrieve your data.

However, unless you have a CD-RW, you won’t be able to change or edit any of the data that you put on a CD, so you should check to make sure that you have all of the data you need before you burn it to a CD, or else you may have to burn any additional data to another CD.

Also, CDs can’t hold as much data as an external hard drive can, so you may have to burn multiple CDs to store all of your files and data.

Online Backup Services

There are online services, such as Carbonite and Mozy, that can back up your data without you having to do anything. These services run in the background on your computer and upload data to the Internet.

Online back up services are good because you don’t have to worry about what data you have backed up or not, as your files will be backed up automatically.

However, these services may charge a monthly fee in order to use them, but if you have important files, the price may be worth it.

Hopefully after reading this post, you’ll be able to back up your data in case something happens to your computer.

If you have another method of backing up your data, please feel free to leave a comment or send an e-mail by using the Contact page.

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