Back Up Your Files
Irreplaceable files are ones you've created or purchased that you keep on your computer's hard drive and nowhere else. These can include your papers, work-related spreadsheets, artwork, music, e-mails, personal records, and anything else which you either created or purchased to place on your computer.
Installed software titles do not constitute irreplaceable files because you will have the media to reinstall the software, but if you have saved documents or games, you will need to back those up as well.
You should have a strategy for backing-up critical and irreplaceable files on your computer.
A back up strategy consists of:
- available back up location or media
- regular back up schedule
- periodic testing to confirm that back ups are retrievable.
Back up media include:
- USB Flash Drives (recommend encryption)
- NetFiles (University provided online file storage)
- External Hard Drive