Nowadays, a lot of information and files get stored on our PCs. Some files are so important or valuable that we need to securely store them for a long period of time. But how do we protect important files? In this article you will find a few tips that are sure to help.
1. New file structure on your PC
Be sure you know what you are doing if you decide to rearrange file structure or clean up your computer. Before you start, plan your new file structure or you will risk deleting some important files or documents. A good tip is to create a backup. You can also make things go faster by opening two separate Windows Explorer windows and dragging files between them.
2. Disk partitioning
What is the default path for saving all downloads on your computer? Most applications save new files on drive C.
Lifehack: to avoid losing your files in a major Windows crash, create a ‘data partition’. This will let you save all personal and other important files to a separate partition on your drive, not the one Windows is installed on. And the bonus is faster speed when creating backups because it’s much easier and safer to have all files stored on a separate partition.
And did you know that some applications delete all associated files? If you want to protect important files, make sure you understand the settings of the programs you like to work with.
3. Make regular backups
We know that you hear this advice quite often, but here it still goes one more time:
Remember to run regular backups!
Nowadays, most PC users have everything needed for backup: external hard drives, easy-to-use backup tools and dozens of online backup services/cloud storage solutions to choose from. There really can’t be any excuses to keep neglecting backup of important files.
4. File recovery software
File recovery software saves important files from accidental deletion or loss in a hard drive crash. Installing file recovery software is the best guarantee that you will be able to bring back your deleted files, which will save you from stress.
5. Transfer files securely
If you need to transfer big files, you have to first think about security. Probably the easiest and most trusted way is to send big files with the FileWhopper software. There is no size limit for files and you get to upload your personal files at the highest possible speed. Great, isn’t it?
By the way, if your computer reboots automatically, file transfer will resume after reboot with minimum possible data loss. There is no installation is required, which makes the process quite simple for PC users of any skill level.
6. Password protection
Even if every user has their own user account, it is still possible to get access to all computer files. Be cautious if you share your PC, especially if it is your office computer. It may be a good idea to consider password-protecting important private files. You can actually password-protect complete directories with personal files. Just don’t forget your password after you do it.
Trust us, it’s always a good idea to take the storage of your important and private files seriously.
Follow the above six easy tips and you will make sure your important files don’t get lost and your private files stay private.
If we missed some tips, let us know in the comments below!