backing up your documents

Safeguard your important documents

We probably all know that we should back up our data, documents, music, pictures and videos but not all of us know how to do this or why to do it.

  • What’s a Back Up?
    A Back Up is IT language for making a copy of something on your computer. For example, you may want to take a copy of all your pictures that you have on your computer, so that if anything should happen to your PC, you still have your photos. When you take a copy of these files you are “backing up” the photos or files.

  • Why Do a Back Up?
    Doing a backup or taking a copy of photos or files can be really easy to do and ensures that if anything should happen to your PC, you will not lose those files and pictures that are so important to you and your family.

  • How to Do a Back Up?
    One of the easiest ways to back up, is to copy your files onto a usb pen drive or stick. You simple insert the usb stick into the usb port on your computer, open windows explorer and copy the data that you want to back up. There are also cloud or remote back up functions including Sky Drive, Google Drive and One Drive where you can copy files and photos to a remote location. The advantage of this is that you don’t have to remember where you put the usb stick!

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