Spring Cleaning Time – For Your Data!

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It’s that time again!  Time to do some spring cleaning!

This is where millions of people spend hours or even days cleaning up their computers.  Wedding mail, files and other data in an attempt to simplify their life and to determine what is to be kept and what should be deleted.

I suggest NOT cleaning. Sure, you can ORGANIZE, but why risk losing an important file?

External hard drives are relatively inexpensive and easy to connect, as in just plugging the thing into an available USB port in most cases. Then you can use the built-in archive functions in your Microsoft Outlook to move mail to a .pst file that can be saved to the USB drive.

I also advise using MULTIPLE means of archiving, whether it is a DVD disk and a USB drive, or two USB drives, just something that will be stored elsewhere. You could try one of the various cloud computing solutions as well, like DropBox… (not endorsing it, just saying, it could be a good resource for you)

With files stored on your system, say in the Documents folder, you can sort them by the date they were last modified and then move them to an external drive. Again, having data in more than one place is always desirable. You can never have too many backups in my humble opinion!

What do YOU do to archive your files, mail and other data or do you? Do you just delete it?

If you need help determining the best way to archive and backup your data in the Greenville or Upstate SC area, please call us at 864.990.4748

 

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