Many people still do not back up here are 6 reasons – why you should

  1. Hardware failure (especially your hard drive or SSD). 80% of hard drives may only last 4 years
  2. Ransomware
  3. Theft
  4. Fire
  5. Flood
  6. User error (probably the most common)

Windows and Apple both have backup features built in so you can back up to an external hard drive

Windows 10 Backup – File History

Apple – Time Machine

There are also software solutions such as Macrium Reflect

You can also get “cloud backup “for the whole computer Carbonite , Crashplan or save your most important files to the internet ( photos , etc) through online services Dropbox , One Drive , Google Photos

Understand that data recovery can be very expensive

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