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Abstract

Procedures for saving copies of online files under Windows.

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Table of Contents

1. Why back up your files?
2. Backing up to CD-R
3. Backing up to USB storage

1. Why back up your files?

It's a good idea to save your files offline periodically. The Tech Computer Center backs up user files daily, but accidents can happen. Hard disk drives are not to be trusted. Having two or three copies of important work, preferably in different locations, can give you a lot of peace of mind.