|« Drive Imaging to quickly regain performance and get rid of viruses||Reasons to run a Disk Defragment on your drive(s) »|
Why is it important to move files to external media?Uncategorized
I wanted to address the importance of moving files to external media. It's an issue for two reasons:
One, you want to do file backups in the case of hardware failure. If your hard drive begins to fail and you only have copies of your pictures or music on the one location, it's entirely possible that they will be lost for good. There are several different ways and medias to backup your data to and you can feel free to call me or stop in if you want to know more about it. I plan on writing a detailed blog in the next few days that will outline a simple backup plan that would be fairly cost effective. What it comes down to is the importance of your data. If you don't mind recreating moments of you life, or spending time re-downloading programs, then this probably isn't something you need to worry about. However, if these things are priceless to you and you had no idea that you could wake up one day and all hope would be lost, stay tuned for my recommendations in the next blog.
The other reason you would want to move files to several locations, and generally off of your main disk, is disk space. If your windows partition becomes bloated with files, the entire operating system is going to run slowly. The less free space the slower it will go. I would recommend moving large files to discs or external hard drives to free up space and make the computer run faster overall. After doing this it would be wise to run a disk defragment on your drives as well to reorganize the disk structure.
If you are interested in data backups, please come in and see me for help. I can figure out an easy solution that will meet your needs.
Thanks for reading!
Dog On Fire Computer Repair
Feedback awaiting moderation
This post has 30 feedbacks awaiting moderation...