Tip & How-To about Computers & Internet
1. Use of pre-installed backup tools. Many computers have a
backup software installed when you buy (including Time Machine backup and
restore for Mac or Windows). These tools are designed to transfer files to
various media they create on the computer hard drive or external hard drive,
you can prevent a total loss of data is performed. When you open the utility,
follow the onscreen instructions to complete the backup.
2. Back up important files on a USB stick or Memory Stick.
Insert the stick into a USB port on your computer. Drag the selected files to
the disk icon on the desktop (Mac) or PC (Windows) will appear. Flash drives
and memory sticks are very mobile and can be stored in small spaces such as
basements. Although they generally do not have a capacity of more than a few
gigabytes (GB), they are large enough to store your important files.
3. Enter an external hard drive. These external hard drives
usually have a very large capacity and can therefore keep most or all files on
a disk. Connect the external hard drive via a USB port. You can drag and drop
files on your hard disk or use it as a means of backup using a backup utility
4. Burn your important files on a CD-R or DVD-R. an entire
hard disk backup can be many slices, so this option is ideal if you want large
media files or documents for easy access later. Insert the CD into the CD-ROM
and follow the instructions on the screen (for Windows and Mac) to back up and
5. Upload files for storage in the cloud. Services in the
Internet cloud storage (like Mozy and drop-down box) are great ways to backup
files to the internet access from any Internet enabled device. Important files
with sensitive information may only be attached to a back-up cloud services
such as Mozy. Clouds, Drop box is ideal for backing up photos, videos and other
files less sensitive.
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