How to Celebrate World Backup Day

March 28, 2018
by Jessica Massey

Don't Fool Yourself, Backup Your Stuff

What would you do if you lost everything? Would you lose precious photos? Or something even more serious, like losing your job? 



Keeping your devices backed up is becoming more common than it was due to rising IT trends and eminent threats. Are you accident prone? Then definitely back up your devices because Safeware found that 29% of disasters are caused by accidents. We didn't want to scare you, but rather make you aware of the frightful realities that occur.  




Wondering how to successfully backup your device? Keep reading.


How to backup 

There are a couple of things you can do to protect yourself from any of these things from happening. Most people backup their files in one of two ways: to an external drive, or somewhere on the Internet. 

ProTip: Always have an IT company on standby in case you have questions or are worried about your set up. 

Mac Backups: 

First, plug in your USB hard drive. Then, follow the instructions below to start automatically backing up your Mac!

Pro Tip: Make sure your new USB drive is completely empty! 

  1. Open the  menu (in the top left of your screen) and choose System Preferences.
  2. Click on “Time Machine”.
  3. Click “Select Disk”.
  4. Choose your USB hard drive from the list and select “Use Disk”.

Windows Backups:

  1. Open your start screen and start typing “file history settings”.
  2. In the search results panel, tap or click “File History Settings”.
  3. Tap or click “Select a drive”.
  4. Choose your external hard drive from the list.
  5. Click “Turn on”.

Easy as pie.

If any of this information is too confusing or you need assistance, give us a call. (877) 786-0028 Your IT Department is always available to help.