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Back Up Your Data to an External Drive

It’s only when problems strike that you realise just how important an up-to-date data backup is. If your hard drive crashes, your laptop is lost, or your PC is damaged, you can lose years of precious documents and photographs. That’s not all a backup is good for. If your PC is infected with a ransomware Trojan that encrypts your data, you will lose everything. If you have a backup, you can simply restore your lost data from the backup without having to pay a ransom. In this article, we’ll show you how to safely and easily back up your data to an external hard drive, so that you can always deal with serious data loss problems when they occur.

Category: Basics, Issues
Issue: 2017 Issue 12 December
Operating Systems: 7, 8, 10
Article Reference: B121

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