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TO A USB DEVICE. DATA CAN BE LOST DUE TO POWER SURGES MANUFACTURING DEFECTS HURRICANES/LIGHTENING STRIKES.

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1 TO A USB DEVICE

2 DATA CAN BE LOST DUE TO POWER SURGES MANUFACTURING DEFECTS HURRICANES/LIGHTENING STRIKES

3 A USB flash drive (also known as a USB memory key or a thumb drive) - Is a small, portable device that connects to the USB port on the computer. It is used to store data and to easily transfer data from one computer to another computer. An external hard disk -A device that can be attached to the computer via a USB port

4 BACKUP UP THE FOLLOWING FILES: DESKTOP – Contains your icons, shortcuts, and files MY DOCUMENTS – All your created files are usually stored here FAVORITES – Bookmarked locations from your browser MAILBOX – Outlook Personal Folders COOKIES – Information saved by websites

5 Step-by-Step Instructions

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8 This folder has the same name as your login to your computer last name, first initial(s) example: smithm

9 Press and hold the Ctrl button on your keyboard and click on the following folders: Cookies Desktop Favorites Mailbox My Documents

10 Release the Ctrl key. Point to one of the selected folders and right click on it. Scroll down to Copy and left click on it to select it.

11 Close all Windows Connect your USB device IF you get a menu prompt, select Open folder to view files using Windows Explorer

12 In the USB Window, right click and select Paste

13 When the Copy is complete, right click and select the Icon Safely Remove Hardware that is at the bottom right of your screen

14 In the Safely Remove Hardware window, click on the correct device and click Stop.

15 In the Stop a Hardware Device window, click OK. You may now unplug your USB device.

16 You have successfully backed up the important files from your computer. If you have any questions about backing up your computer files, please contact the Help Desk at


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