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Step Four - Backing Up Files Which are Important

Avoiding a Computer Crash: Backing Up Important Files

You’ve probably heard many horror stories about it, or perhaps you’ve even experienced it yourself. Several people have nearly gone mad after the disaster that all computer-dependent individuals quiver at the thought of: the great computer crash.

A person can most literally lose everything he has saved on his computer in one blink of an eye. The reasons for the crash can sometimes vary. Sometimes it can happen following an ample amount of warning signs, other times it can happen as a complete surprise (making it even more disconcerting). When these moments occur – and they do indeed happen, and quite often actually – one can only hope that he has saved his files elsewhere, otherwise, there is little hope that any of it can be recovered.

Are you scared? If you don’t want this to happen to you and your precious files (which I’m almost sure you do not), read on and find out how to create backups for your many very important files.

First of all, if you are still not convinced of the importance of backing up, here are a few reasons that might possibly convince you.

Top 3 Reasons Why You Should Get A Backup on Your Files:

1. One of the few most universal truths in life is that no matter how in control you are of your world, something, someday might inevitably go completely wrong, and usually it is something that will happen that is completely beyond your control. The same runs true for the files on your computer. No matter how updated and top-of-the-line your hard drive is, it will someday most inevitably give up on you and your files.

2. Numerous viruses tend to proliferate in the computers of individuals around the world – computers that send and receive files through the Internet. There are also the numerous floppy disks, CDs and flash drives that connect to your computer. Any one of these can carry a harmful virus that might wipe out the data which might be stored on your computer. If you don’t have any backup for this data, you will most likely never see them again.

3. Power failures can be one of the computer’s worst nightmares (which also comprise running water and becoming obsolete). They happen without any notice, especially when the whether isn’t good. And power failures can just as easily ruin your computer and all the files which are on it. It is another very good reason why you should always back up your files.

The bottom line is that it is better to be safe than to be sorry. There are many methods to bringing about a data disaster, and there’s only one method to be prepared for any of them, and that is through backing up your files.

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