How to backup files on a home network

Backup files on a home network
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Back up files on a home network is necessary to prevent data loss. Store your data in the home network to the backup is considered a simple process. It allows you to retrieve data from other computers in the event that a hard drive crashes on one of the computers on the network.


Prioritize the files you want to take the backup. Financial documents and digital photos can be important data for backup. You can backup as many as 5 GB of data in less than ten minutes.

Create folders and subfolders that would be easy to locate. This can be done in the folder ‘documents and settings “if using Windows.

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Install the Backup utility Microsoft Windows. If not, run the Windows CD to install it. If the installation is done, you can start with the procedure actual backup.

Go to the desktop and click the Start menu. Click “All Programs” and click the ‘Accessories’ button.

Click “System Tools” and click “Backup” to start the backup wizard.

Click on the “next” option at the bottom right of the screen to skip the first page.

Choose ‘Back up files and settings from the options available on the second page and click “Next” again.

Select one of the options available on the next page. To customize what you want to backup, select the last option ‘let me choose what to back up’.

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Take the files you want to backup ‘My Documents’ and ‘My Network Places’.

Determine where you want to place the data backup. Once you have decided where to store your files, click “Next” again.

Click the “Finish” button to complete the process.

Tips & Warnings

Take data backup every 15 days, if possible. It saves a lot of trouble if your computer crashes.

Configure an automatic programming on windows to remind you to take backup of important files on a regular basis.

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