Hey there everyone, I am happy to welcome you all back to my computers and electronics blog. Today I wanted to talk about something that we all should be doing, backing up their computers. We all know that we should be backing up our data, but how many of us really do? There are millions of people taking photos everyday, so in one year we are storing an estimated 1.2 trillion digital photos that could all disappear at the drop of a hat. Why are so many people not bothering to back up this personally significant data?

 

What to back up

If you start up some backup software, it might seem simple enough and easy enough to just point it to your documents, pictures, videos, and music folders and then walk away. This might be simple, but having some diligence about what data you store where is going to make you tear a lot less of your hair out when you need to recover it in the future. Most email software won’t place your emails in a convenient place to help with backing them up, so make sure that you keep track of your Personal Storage Table.

 

Types of Backup

If you are only going to be backing up that funny picture your friend sent you last year and the letter you wrote to your ex girlfriend then choose software that allows your to pick the files you want saved. And remember that if you just move the file from one place to another, you need at least two copies. The safest route to do this is by backing up whole folders on a continual basis, such as every month or second month. There is plenty of backup software out there, so be sure to look for the one that works best for you.

 Back Up Your Data