Have you backed up lately?

We write about this subject pretty frequently, but only because it is so important.

I can’t tell you how many times we have a computer come into our shop with a failing hard drive. And most times the customer is very fortunate that the drive is not completely dead and we can grab their content, but there are times when it is too late.

We will try to grab what we can, but it’s not always guaranteed that we can get anything off the hard drive. The only way to prevent this situation is by having a backup.

Lots of people make their backups on their computer, and I’m glad they have a backup, but backing up onto your computer does you no good. If your drive dies then you lose your content and your backup.

So, make sure to back up your computer to an external drive of some sort. That can be a flash drive, external hard drive or a cloud backup (such as Dropbox or Google Drive).
Depending on how much you have on your computer and how secure you want to be will determine which type of backup you will use. However, most people prefer to back up to an external hard drive.

Windows has a built-in backup program called File History that will do the backup for you, but you need to set it up. The instructions differ if you are on Windows
7, 8 or 10.

If you want help setting up your backup just give us a call and we can help you out.

If you have any questions concerning computers or tech support contact us at icitizentech@windomnews.com or call the Citizen at 831-3455.

Updated: November 26, 2018 — 9:23 am