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Backing up your computer content

That’s why you should make a habit of making regular backup copies (ie, reproducing your data and saving them securely) outside your computer. After all, if your important files are not on your computer, it will be impossible for a hacker to get information about you.

In addition, backing up your data protects them against a number of unforeseen situations: total system failure and the destruction of all your files and documents; accidental erasure of your files; the flight; a flood or other form of destruction of your computer; or a fatal virus that requires a complete reinstallation on your hard drive.

Follow these tips for the safe safeguarding of your information:

Organize your files and documents using folders and subfolders instead of saving your files in random folders or leaving them scattered on your desk.

Use external hard drives, USB drives, and network drives; CDs or DVDs of data that you will create using a CD / DVD burner; or a storage service in an online server provided by public providers of such services. The automated backup software is sometimes installed in advance in some hard disk drives; it automatically and periodically backs up everything for you. For added peace of mind, consider backing up information in two different storage devices.

Keep your backup copies of information in a separate place on your computer, and may be outside the home – to reduce the potential for theft or destruction.

Back up all the folders, files, and documents that you want to protect. You do not have to back up application programs, utilities, or your OS – because you would use the original disks for reinstallation.

Protect backup copies of your information with passwords or encryption protection.

Check or restore some of the backed up information from time to time just to make sure everything works.

No matter what happens, keeping backups will ensure that all your data, special photographs, personal files and important documents are intact and easily accessible.

How to save in the cloud with Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive?

We have already talked about the importance of data backup in the ultra-connected digital world in which we live. Indeed, most of us now have many digital data (working documents, personal documents such as photos or videos, music, administrative documents etc …) that it is vital for you to keep. A loss of data is often a disaster, both personally and professionally, which generates stress and anxiety. It is, therefore, better to put all the odds on its side and plan ahead a backup strategy (backup of Windows 10, backup of personal data, planning and backup media) that will save you a lot of trouble. Because data recovery is not always easy, even if reliable tools are available nowadays, and a backup of your data will facilitate the task in case of problems. A good way to proceed? Back up your data in the cloud using one of the popular cloud storage services Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive.

Cloud backup

What is cloud backup?

Cloud in English means cloud, the exact term of the process is cloud computing. Simply put, backing up in the cloud means backing up your data on the storage of a remote server (so not on your own computer or external hard drive / USB drive) via a network (LAN or internet more often). Your data can be accessible (privately or publicly depending on your settings) at any time from the internet.

The most popular storage services in the clouds are Dropbox, Microsoft One Drive, Google Drive or Apple iCloud or Amazon S3. Most offer free for their basic version of several GB of data storage. If you want to be able to store more data, you will have to pay a few euros per month to have more storage space. It should be noted that many F.A.I (Internet Access Providers) such as Orange, Bouygues or SFR also include in their Internet offers a free storage space in the Cloud.

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