A Self-Publisher's Guide To Computer Data Copy

The number of computer users is growing quickly but may are there who do not know how to perform data back-up. Just you have to do would be to go for having the greatest service of internet data storage.

Go to -> Start -> Control Panel -> Backup and Restore -> Back up files -> and then follow-on on-screen prompts. It is recommended that you choose to back up to an external hard drive. If you don't have an external hard drive then use a DVD and store it in a safe place when done.

And what about individuals? Are you backing up your own personal data? Music files, pictures, videos, payment receipts. That flyer you put together for your Grandmother's 80th Birthday party (maybe this one isn't too drastic if you lose it). What about taxes, contact names and addresses, and your spreadsheet of eBay items? While no ones life would end, times could get pretty stressful if you lose your data.

First, make a backup. Sorry, folks--there's no way to guarantee that your data will be safe without doing a backup. We're going to be partitioning your main hard drive here, and that means that data problems are possible. The first step is to back up all of your important files to external hard drive, CD, or through an data backup companies service. Double check to make sure that all of your data is backed up before heading to the next step. That way, you won't have to hold your breath while Windows 7 installs (which is a good thing, as it takes an hour or two and unless your Houdini you'll be pretty dead by the time the mouse drivers start loading).

If you're looking for a more permanent and scalable solution an external USB hard drive is perfect. These drives offer storage capacities of up to 2TB's (terabyte) which is 2,000GB of storage. Most external drives on the market nowadays use a SATA cable or a USB 2.0 cable as the normal outdated USB 1.0 option is far too slow for large data backup jobs. If at all possible use a SATA or Firewire compatible dri