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Are You Backed Up?

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 by | Filed Under: Quick Tips

If your computer died five minutes from now, would you lose a lot of important family photos and documents?  When was the last time you backed up your photos? How about your documents? Your music?

If your answer isn’t yesterday or sometime last week, you could be sorry. These days, so many of us keep all of our precious family memories stored on that hard drive. You could lose irreplaceable photos and videos with no warning. Hard drives don’t always let you know they’re going to die. What about power surges or a fire?

I like to take a two-pronged approach to backing up. I suggest backing up in the cloud using a service like OneDrive, DropBox, or Google Drive and also having another copy on an external device like a flash drive. Flash drives are great because they are portable and you can easily leave a copy with a friend or in a safety deposit box.


In most cases, all you’ll need to do is open your libraries under file explorer and either copy and paste or drag and drop those files.  Or you can make it super-convenient and get a flash drive with backup software like the one we’re featuring below.

~ Cynthia

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