It’s advice everyone has heard, and most people do…sometimes. Keeping a safe backup of all your important files in an external hard drive.
I do it about once a month. My pictures, mostly, as that’s what I most care about. TV shows, music and such? Maybe every six months. Documents? Not as often as I should.
Well, I had a small scare last week, and I almost lost 5 weeks worth of stuff because I had gotten lazy with my monthly backups. They shouldn’t even be monthly, it should be more often than that.
Basically, I turned off my computer one night, and everything was well. Windows said it had to install a couple of updates, routine stuff.