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Backup to External Hard Drives

After a hard drive crash, theft or fire, you are faced with a ruined PC and, more seriously, your important data going missing. But a serious problem such as this isn’t the only time you might lose data: important files can also be overwritten or deleted. Despite knowing all this, most PC users still don’t bother to create regular backups. Only once a document is deleted, or overwritten, do people realise that an up-to-date backup is essential to recovering important data.

In this article, I’ll show you how to safely and easily backup your important data to an external hard drive, using Windows built-in tools. Doing so now will minimise the stress and worry when your data does inevitably go missing.

 

Category: Issues, Tips & Tricks
Issue: 2015 Issue 6 June
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7, 8
Article Reference: B080



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