In this article, you will learn how to back up files. This is a must know to anyone who cares about their files or that has a very important files in their computer. We don’t know when will our computer will broke down and losing important files is a serious matter.
Before we went ahead on how to do back up, we should first know where we can do back up.
USB Storage (Universal Storage Bus)
USB’s can be bought easily from any computer store, this can hold up to 8gb, 16gb or even 32 GB of disk space. You can ask your local computer store what disk space sizes are available. USB are good for storing small files and you just need to plug it into a usb port to work.
CD/DVD’s are storage disk where you can burn your data files in using a CD/DVD Writer. CD can mostly store data up to 700MB while DVD up to 4.7GB. This is the cheapest storage you can get and can be bought almost anywhere.
External Hard Disk
External hard drive is similar to an internal hard drive that is inside your computer. Most external hard drive has a disk space up to 2TB. External hard drive is good for storing large files and also very easy to use; it will start working by just plugging it into a usb port.
So how do we backup files?
To back up files, you can simply copy and paste your files from your computer to your external storage. The other way is to use the backup application;
Below are the steps that you need to follow to back up your files using the back up application of windows 7.
- Type “backup” in the search box.
- Click the backup application and it will open a new window.
- After the window opened, you will see a link on the right side “SETUP BACKUP.
- After clicking the setup backup link, you will see several options to choose from asking where you want to backup your files.
- After choosing the driver where you want to back ,click next then chose Let Windows choose.
- Run Backup and you’re done.
Did you notice the SAVE NETWORK button in the back up window? You can back up files with a network but it’s a bit more sophisticated to do .Click how to backup files on a network if you want to learn about it.