Internet Safety is difficult, yet critical. Here are seven key steps to keep your computer safe on the internet.
Backing up your computer’s data is critical. What backup program should you use? There are many, but pragmatically, the best is whatever you’ll actually use.
Backing up your computer is critical to avoiding data loss. I’ll look at what it means and give a suggestion for average users.
While Windows 10 backup is included as part of the operating system, I consider it to be barely adequate, and prefer a more full-featured solution.
Testing your backups is an easy step to overlook, but an important step to take. Make sure your backups will be there when you need them.
Transferring to a replacement drive needn’t be difficult. In fact, prepping for a transfer can be as simple as a side effect of backing up regularly.
Backing up data using an online backup service can seem to be an effective solution, and it can be an important part of an overall strategy, but there are important limits and considerations.
Many external drives include free backup software. I’ll review why I rarely use what comes with the drive and prefer making my own choice.
One of the most common, and heartbreaking, stories of data loss involves irreplaceable digital photos and videos. I discuss backing up your photos, how I do it, and share some Corgi pictures along the way.
I had an impending NAS drive failure. I’ll share how I got there, the mistakes I made, the things I did right, and the lessons I learned.
My recent survey kinda depressed me, but I have hope. My next book tries a different approach to writing about backing up – and you can help!
For the past several weeks I’ve been asking new subscribers, “Do you back up?” The responses have been a little depressing.
Using Dropbox to share files across machines is pretty common. You can also use Dropbox on only one machine as backup technology.
I took a look at the Windows 10 technical preview, and walked away very disappointed with Windows 10 backup. It’s just as broken as Windows 8.1’s, with no fix in sight.
I repaired a friend’s machine’s hard disk failure, only to discover something much, much worse: data loss.
In the past it was common to back up to DVDs. Today, the landscape has changed, and backing up to an external hard drive is more appropriate.
Relying on free email services can be an unnecessary risk. Fortunately it’s possible, even easy, to back up Gmail.
It’s important to back up LastPass because unexpected things happen. Fortunately it’s easy to back up LastPass. What you do with that backup, however, is critical.
Windows 8.1 changed its included backup program. A tiny bit for the better, and a lot for the worse. I wrote a book on Windows 8.1 backup, but I’d rather you did something else.
Yes, I deal with frustrating changes as well. It’s not that I never get frustrated; it’s what I choose next that makes for a much happier experience.
DVDs can be a clumsy solution for backing up – especially if you want to take a full system image. It’s much better to go for an external hard drive.
A stolen or lost computer can open the doors to all sorts of havoc if you’re not prepared. I’ll cover a few of the basics.
Do I have to say it? The only crash-proof technology is a good and recent backup!
Quality and features in hard drives can change over time. So first, look at your needs.
System restore just doesn’t seem to work reliably. There is actually a much better way to protect your system from corruption and mistakes.
A grinding noise and slow computer probably indicate the worse. Stop everything right now and back up!
Copying messages out of Outlook is easy – as long as you’re willing to live with the restrictions that Outlook places on what you can do with those messages later.