How to Make Your Computer Crash-proof
In the event of a crash, you’ll want to make sure all of your data is secure. Here are a few ways to do so
Computers have become essential to our lives. We rely on them for everything from binge-watching TV shows to doing our taxes online. When a computer crashes, it can incite real panic in its owner and can leave your head aching. Luckily, there are some steps that you can take to have peace of mind when relying on your mechanical assistant.
Protect Your Data
If you routinely do business on your computer, odds are you store a lot of important files on it. So, if your computer crashes, some of those sensitive files may be lost forever. Make sure you take the necessary steps to protect them before accidents happen.
External Hard Drive
These days, external hard drives are small, cheap, can store lots of data and are easy to use. They are built with the consumer in mind, and they store all of your essential files in a safe, backup location for you to access whenever necessary. Think of using an external hard drive as making a hard copy of an important document and locking it in a safe box that only you have the key for.
USB Flash Drive
Though large capacity hard drives are easy to use, it can be a pain to back up all of your files regularly. If you need to quickly backup just a few files, you can use a USB flash drive. They’re a fraction of the size of a full hard drive and are perfect for saving documents for your latest work project.
We’ve all heard this term thrown around lately, but what is it? Think of the cloud as a massive external hard drive that follows you everywhere you go. When you back your files up in the cloud, they can be accessed wherever and whenever you want. You can also access them on any device. With the cloud, you don’t have to worry about carrying around or keeping track of a physical hard drive. Some cloud services even offer automatic backups, so you don’t have to spend time doing so manually.
Simple Save Tools
This may seem like common sense and unnecessary to mention here, but it is important to save your data in the first place. When you’re using software (such as a word processing application), don’t forget to hit the save button! Don’t lose your progress because of a careless mistake. Though some apps may have autosave features, it’s a good habit to save your files anyway, just in case.
Even Better: Do it All!
All of these options mentioned work, and you should be fine relying on just one of them. But, if you’re already using one of these techniques to protect your files, why not use the others to completely ensure your data is safe? Backing up your important data with all these techniques will virtually eliminate the possibility that you ever lose them.
Make Sure the Crash Never Happens
These backup methods will make sure you’re not devastated in the event of a crash. However, why let the crash happen at all? Often, computer crashes are caused by undetected viruses. By using PSafe Total Antivirus, you can browse freely without worrying that a sneaky virus will disrupt all of your hard work.