WHAT? To a lot of people, the title of this blog post may seem confusing. Why do you need to back up your computer, isn't it doing that for itself? How do you back up your home computer? What happens if you don't have a back up stored somewhere? All good questions which I'm going to attempt to answer. Keep reading!
If you've got a home business, a blog or just a lot of photos on your computer chances are you want those files saved. Sure we all have things we don't want or need on our computers like that photo we've imported 7 times from the phone or that free e-book you downloaded. But for the most part, you've got files you want to keep safe if your computer ever encounters an epic fail.
You might turn to an external hard drive to keep your files secure. An external hard drive is plugged into your computer, and your necessary files are backed up. Off your computer and kept safe somewhere ELSE.
If something catastrophic happens to your computer *BOOM*, you're protected from losing all your files. Or at least having backups as recent as your last save.
The Rent-A-Geek team says that when you look for an external hard drive search for one that comes WITH software. This software will let you know a back up of your most important files has been taken. And remember to USE that software because what could be worse than thinking you were backing up and you weren't? Oh yeah losing everything, that could definitely be worse.
And speaking of losing everything if you ever do "lose" everything give us a call at 907-745-5060! Our talented "Best of the Valley" Rent-A-Geek team can often recover your lost data. Not always but definitely sometimes.