Thursday, November 19, 2015

Tips for Backing Up Files

Backing up your files is important if you don't want to lose your data from a failed hard drive.  There are a number of ways to back up your files.  Here are just a few.

  • Save to a network drive.
  • Save to a thumb drive.
  • Save to CD.
  • Save to a service like Dropbox, Box, iDrive, etc
  • Save to Google Drive
We recommend all employees and students use Google Drive to backup their files.  Here are some of the advantages of using Google Drive.
  • unlimited space
  • automatically backed up
  • easy access to files on multiple devices
  • easy to share files with others
  • if you delete your files in Google Drive, you still have 30 days to recover them

As you make plans to move from backing up your files on your H: drives, (network drives) here are some tips that may help you either save to a thumb drive or Google Drive.