Back up your files regularly

Back up your files regularly

Your computer is the hub of your personal and academic or professional activities. It can help you manage your documents, pictures, music, and other media in one place. Despite the convenience, you can lose all of your data if you don't back it up.

Computer problems are inevitable. The only thing worse than your computer crashing is losing all of your data at the same time. Follow the guidelines below to preserve your data.



Faculty and staff: Check with your IT Professional before following these guidelines. Your department may have its own process to back up your files.

More information

Mac 101: Time Machine (Apple)

Back up your files—Windows 7 (Microsoft)

Back up your files—Windows Vista (Microsoft)

Windows XP Backup Made Easy (Scribd)