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Windows® 8.1 Inside Out by Tony Northrup

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Chapter 10. Backing up and restoring files

At some point, you’re going to lose files that are really important to you. It happens to everyone, no matter what type of computer you buy. It could happen today, or 10 years from now, but it will eventually happen. Storage never lasts forever.

Therefore, if you store files on your PC that you don’t want to lose, you need to keep a second copy of them somewhere safe. If you’re not ready to lose your family photos and videos, your accounting records, or that book you’re writing, you need to immediately create a backup plan and begin following ...

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