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5 Easy Ways to Protect From Data Loss – No Technology Degree Required

by | Sep 8, 2013 | Articles

SOUTHLAKE, TEXAS – In the technology world, few things are more agonizing than losing valuable documents, pictures and music files into the digital abyss. Southlake network administration and computer repair company Computer CPR does offer certified data recovery services, but encourage their clients to be proactive and take steps toward preventing data loss. That’s why they’re sharing five easy ways to avoid losing files – no technological prowess needed.

 1. No excuses – regularly back up files. As obvious as this advice seems, many computer owners simply forget to back up files. Instead of paying the price when a computer malfunction erupts, take the time to secure your valuable information. It’s easy! Mac owners can back up files through Time Machine.

Those with PCs can simply click “Backup and Restore” after selecting “System and Maintenance” in the Control Panel. Step-by-step instructions are available at windows.microsoft.com and support.apple.com. Computer CPR can also assist clients in backing up important files.

2. Store operating system and documents in a separate place. Unless you’ve dished out hundreds for an exceptionally large hard drive, it’s only a matter of time before your computer’s current hard drive becomes clogged with data and susceptible to a crash.

Instead of pushing your hard drive to the brink, purchase an external drive and load it with the hefty files. These vary in price according to available space, but external drives are relatively inexpensive and super easy to install. Simply plug it into the USB or firewire port.

Another solution is to install an additional internal hard drive to store data. Computer CPR’s IT consultants, all of whom have received at least a bachelor’s degree in the computer technology field, can install an extra internal hard drive into PC and Mac computers if there’s available space.

3. Type responsibly. Don’t let those fingers get clumsy! Many deletions are a result of human error or carelessness while shuffling files around. Remember to stay alert when handling important documents.

4. Ignore questionable email attachments. Be wary of unexpected emails with attachments. You may be convinced that the attached file is harmless, but this is a common method of inflicting dangerous viruses on unsuspecting computers owners. Even if the file in question is safe, saving it on the computer will eat up more valuable space on the hard drive, increasing the chances of a data loss disaster. Be smart – play it safe with emails.

5. Store data in the cloud. Cloud-based backup services provide the ultimate security solution from mechanical failures and events like floods, fires or a robbery. By duplicating and saving files onto services like Dropbox or Microsoft SkyDrive, users can save a limited number of important files into a digital cloud for free.

Additional space can be purchased for larger files that exceed the free storage limits (2GB for Dropbox and 7GB for SkyDrive). For colossal, space-eating tasks, services like Carbonite, CrashPlan+ and Mozy offer plenty of storage room ideal for businesses. Mac users have the luxury of iCloud, a cloud-based storage service which holds up to 5GB at no cost.

The PC and Mac repair specialists at Computer CPR are eager to assist clients with finding their most suitable method of data loss protection. In addition to comprehensive data recovery solutions, Computer CPR also offers network administration, virus removal, new computers and PC and Mac service in the Fort Worth metropolitan area. Click here to learn more.

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