Don't Lose Important Data
I just learned a very important lesson the hard way. I had not saved much of the important data on my computer to another location. Approximately 2 weeks ago, my laptop went haywire and I didn't know what to do. I tried restoring it to no avail. I had started 4 different books with one very close to being completed. I now have to rewrite everything, all because I didn't save any of that data to another location.
Take a lesson from me. Learn from my bad experience so that you don't have to experience it.
First, I suggest making a restore disk for your computer. There are many tutorials on-line that will show you how to do this. You may not be able to save all the data you had on your computer, but you won't have to pay someone to restore it for you. I was blessed, as I have a friend from church that was able to restore my system for me. I will have a lot of work getting data back, but at least I have a computer to do it with.
Some other suggestions are following this video.
Externally Saving Data
Those important items that you have on your computer can be saved in many ways. Many new laptops will burn CDs and you can use a blank one to put the data that is important to you on it. I have a E-Machines laptop and I wish I would have done this. There are other ways too.
Purchasing an external hard drive is another option. You can hook the hard drive to your computer and put all your important data in one place. Keep in mind that these can fail too, so I prefer the last option I am putting here.
Pen drives can be bought at very inexpensive prices. This small item can be put in your USB port and you can put a lot of data on one of them. Pen drives come in many sizes. I have found some that will hold 32 GB of data.
Whether it is pictures, videos, or writings you have on your computer, keep in mind, that they can disappear. Don't go through what I just did. Invest in an external option and know that you won't lose that important data.
Well, I am using Lastheart's computer to write this. I need to get ready and go pick mine up and get to work restoring all the software that I had on it and back to writing the books that I was working on.
I hope you will learn from my bad experience, I know I learned a big lesson.
© G.L. Boudonck
© 2013 Greg Boudonck
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