From the Editor
For years, backing up my PC was on my list of ‘things I’ll get round to one day’, just below clearing out the garage, insulating the loft and finally working out what causes that strange clanking noise in the middle of the night (suggestions on an email please).
Then I became a father, and suddenly I had something worth backing up. I couldn’t bear losing the photos and videos I took of my little ones, so I quickly set up an elaborate, multilevel backup strategy involving hard drives, USB sticks, system images, online storage and encrypted folders. It’s never let me down.
To devise a method suiting your needs, read the advice in this issue’s Cover Feature. Jonathan Parkyn reveals clever ways to reclaim lost space on your PC, then failsafe tips for preserving your files.
Many of the files I back up help me research the Booth family tree. If genealogy is a hobby of yours too, check out the phone and tablet apps we recommend on page 58.