Backing up or Removing Your Files
Backing up your computer is essential. Hard drives fail and sometimes data cannot be recovered. If your computer is stolen, you also have a backup of all of your documents. Backing up is easy at St. Edward's. The best place to store a backup copy of all of your important documents and email is to save a copy on your personal EdShare account. The EdShare server is also backed up nightly so you will always be able to recover documents stored there. You may also backup to an external hard drive or USB drive.
It is wise to invest in purchasing an external hard drive for backing up your pictures and music. You will not be able to rely on your EdShare account in this capacity. External hard drives have the storage space needed to back up all of your pictures and music files.
What should you back up?
Don't back up applications as they can be restored from the original installation disks.
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