Tip #24: Backups save your files from disaster(Part of the 31 Days of Home Office Organizing Tips)
Do you back up your computer documents? If not, why? Recently I heard the best explanation for backing up your stuff: “Don’t backup things you don’t mind losing.” I’m guessing (if you’re anything like me) that you have a whole lot you’d miss if your computer crashed or some catastrophic weather pattern leveled your house. Worse yet, what if you have a trojan horse virus that randomly erases some of your important files? This happened to me recently….
Where did those files go?!
I was looking for some documents that were on a pretty urgent deadline. I looked for the folder they were in, and guess what? Yeah, they weren’t there. So, if I hadn’t backed up my entire hard drive off site, panic would have ensued. However, I had backed up my files with Carbonite. So, a few clicks and less than five minutes later, my folder and it’s contents were restore. Ta dah! See how important it is?
Not backing up your files yet?
Seriously consider it. Even if you don’t have a lot of documents, I’ll bet you have pictures and music you’d like to back up. Can you really afford to lose them?