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Years’ Worth Of Memories Gone In Seconds – Protect Your Family Photos

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 by | Filed Under: Digital Photography
 
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Imagine that you get up in the morning, start your computer and nothing happens. Your trusty laptop has died during the night and taken the past five years’ worth of your family photographs with it.  Is your camera phone full of photos and videos?  If you lose your phone or it gets stolen, they’re all gone. If you happened to have recorded video of baby’s first steps, you are out of luck.

Take a little time and back up your photos and videos.  Depending on how many photos you have, you can buy a flash drive or external hard drive.  You can also choose cloud storage, where a company stores your information on a server at another location. You can find out more about how it works here.  

Most cell phone manufacturers have instructions for transferring photos and videos in the customer support section of their websites.

Once you have backed up your photos, be extra-careful with the drive you’ve stored the photos on. Consider putting it in a fire safe with the rest of your important documents or sticking it in a safe deposit box. If you want to be extra-cautious, make a physical copy and store additional copies of your photos in a cloud.

When it comes to your family photos and videos, better to be safe than sorry.

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One Response to “Years’ Worth Of Memories Gone In Seconds – Protect Your Family Photos”

  1. Chris Johnson says:

    Happened to me. Had copies on three physically separate drives. two one one computer and one on my wifes. all three drives died on the same day. have the computers connected to a elarge UPS and have all the cables through a surge protector. Go Figure. wished I had copied them to DVD’s as well now.

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