How to Back Up Your Computer

My friend is on the cusp of launching her business. After carefully crafting a business plan and running financial scenarios, she prepared to send the document off to a potential investor. As she attached the file to her e-mail, her computer screen jumped. There was a fizzle. Her monitor went out. Once she got everything running again, her files were gone. Unfortunately, she hadn’t backed up her laptop, um, ever. Backing up data is crucial, but it’s difficult to know where to start. Here, a few tips.

Written by: Maggie Marton

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