Back up your files regularly

Your computer is the hub of your personal and academic or professional activities. It can help you manage your documents, pictures, music, and other media in one place. Despite the convenience, you can lose all of your data if you don't back it up.

Computer problems are inevitable. The only thing worse than your computer crashing is losing all of your data at the same time. Several backup options exist for both Windows and Mac.

Students, staff, and faculty can also receive a 25% discount on CrashPlan for Home—a cloud-based backup software.

Faculty and staff: Check with your IT Professional before following these guidelines. Your department may have its own process to back up your files.


Backing up on Windows

Windows 10 users can use the built-in Backup and restore function on either an external drive or a network drive.

Alternatively, all users with a udel.edu email address are reminded that they have an unlimited amount of storage space in their Google Drive account. This can be used either to maintain copies of important files, or to backup files directly. Information can be found here.

Windows 10 users can use the built-in File History function to backup and restore their files. First, users must set up a drive for File History. To restore files, users will use File History to restore the files.

Alternatively, all users with a udel.edu email address are reminded that they have an unlimited amount of storage space in their Google Drive account. This can be used either to maintain copies of important files, or to backup files directly. Information can be found here.

Windows 7 users can use the built-in Backup and restore function on either an external drive or a network drive.

Alternatively, all users with a udel.edu email address are reminded that they have an unlimited amount of storage space in their Google Drive account. This can be used either to maintain copies of important files, or to backup files directly. Information can be found here.


Backing up on Mac

Mac users can use the built-in Time Machine application on either an external drive or a network drive.

Alternatively, all users with a udel.edu email address are reminded that they have an unlimited amount of storage space in their Google Drive account. This can be used either to maintain copies of important files, or to backup files directly. Information can be found here.



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