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1 Backing up Your Computer Jamie Leben IT-Works Computer Services Copyright 2006

2 Introduction  Please hold questions to the end  What is a computer back up? –A copy of important computer files  Why back up? –Prevent the loss of important files –Save time, money…… and stress!

3 What to back up: Back up your entire hard drive if backup storage space is adequate Backup selected files: –C:\documents and settings Includes My Documents, Desktop, favorites, Outlook, Outlook Express for all users –Financial software files For Quicken / Quickbooks: C:\program files\intuit –Other local programs like Thunderbird (path varies) Any other locations you store important files

4 Back up media options Extra hard drive –Internal You’ll need to provide your own backup software –External USB Look for a drive with backup software included (Maxtor One-Touch)

5 Back up media options CD-R/RW or DVDR/RW –Lower capacity than a hard drive, potentially less expensive –Good for long term archives –Check your CD / DVD software for backup options Windows XP’s CD wizard will do

6 Back up media options Removable tape media –Most expensive option –Allows incremental backups –Ability to automate –Necessary to periodically check whether it’s running

7 Questions? Thank you! Call IT-Works for backup help – Demonstration next:


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