Finding it incommodious to work on your computer? You have years of photos, videos, all-time favorite music and films decked up on your PC. Do you find your computer is dragging along with an enormous load of data stored on it? Having the best gaming mouse 2017 is not enough – it is then time to relieve it from its baggage by creating a backup for your files. This is a world of uncertainties and it is wise to be always prepared for anything unexpected, be it a system crash, accidental PC damage or safety issues. The ideal way is to keep an essential backup of your data in an external memory.
Look out for these signals for a backup in case of emergencies:
- Your PC takes too much time to start up.
- Changing windows, browsing, searching files and opening a file takes excruciatingly long time.
- Frequent crashes in between works.
- Notifications of low disk space.
- Softwares not working smoothly.
- There is too much of valuable data which you think should be transferred to a safer, external storage.
- You are planning for a system refresh or restore/ reinstallation.
- Backing up
Using an USB/flash drive, hard drive
If your backup file size is small and you need a quick action, DVD/CD is within your reach. This will be the primary backup option as it is easily available, handy and economical. The downside is that their memory capacities are nowhere comparable to that of your PC, so you still have more data to be transferred. There is a more expensive, but worthy enough alternative to this, the hard disk, which offer you memory spaces in the Terabyte range. This is a very credible way of creating a backup as far as addressing security issues are concerned and keep on periodically transferring your files to avoid single stretch wearies.
Cloud Share systems
Most of your files will be photos, videos, and music. The new generation sharing technology puts forth the option of sharing them through cloud-based sharing systems, for instance, you have iCloud, iTunes, Google drive, Dropbox, pCloud, Google Photos etc. Once you store your digital data on these systems, you can even access them through devices like smartphone. Make sure of the security protocols with sharing systems.
While creating backups for files which are likely to get modified in future, incremental back up can be considered and many softwares (CrashPlan, MozyHome, BackBlaze, BackupPC, etc.) are also available to ease this job and to aid you in restoring backed up files back to your PC.
The built-in backup system of OS
Windows and Macintosh have built-in menus to create back up of your files. Manually backup or auto schedule by keeping the external device into which you intend to copy the files always connected to the system.
In Windows, on typing Backup in the Start menu, you can choose and schedule your backup process. In Windows 10 Pro, go to Start menu>control menu>System and Security>File History, and keep the File History turned on and the external drive connected, to automatically backup the files. You also have the Backup and Restore from Windows 7 option here. Alternatively, go to Start menu> Settings, where you have the options for creating a backup using file history and also to restore from backup files. Mackintosh offers automatic backup methods like Time Machine, Carbon Copy Cloner, etc.
Keeping a bootable backup will let you continue the work from where you had stopped when your PC gave way, though quality may be compromised. You can do it either completely automatic with an external drive and a backup software or do it with a bit of manual step using Option-Command-Shift-Delete during startup. The former method will take hours to complete restraining you from immediately accessing the PC and the latter reboots instantly but only your last backup data will be saved.
Ensure the following:
The backup device has to be connected throughout if automatic scheduling has been turned on. Never create backups in the same location or drive where Windows is installed. This will erase the data when you perform re-installation or restore. Flash drives and hard disks will keep your data safe for years, but it is good to remember that nothing is permanent and depend on the lifetime of the drive. So always be prepared for the unexpected to keep your digital data on record.
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