Clean up Win­dows

Learn ev­ery­thing you need to know about giv­ing your data a spring-clean and then back­ing it up se­curely to the cloud

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Ev­ery­thing you need to know about spring-clean­ing your PC – and back­ing up your files se­curely to the cloud

There’s no ex­cuse for cat­a­strophic data loss th­ese days. In an ideal world you’ll al­ready have a com­pre­hen­sive backup plan in place, with a min­i­mum of one backup (and prefer­ably two or three, each one iso­lated from the other). One of th­ese should ide­ally be stored on­line, tak­ing ad­van­tage of cheap, plen­ti­ful and eas­ily ac­ces­si­ble cloud-based stor­age to house your data in a phys­i­cally sep­a­rate lo­ca­tion to your PC.

If you’ve not yet ex­plored the ben­e­fits of back­ing up your crit­i­cal doc­u­ments, pho­tos and other data to the cloud, this is the fea­ture for you, help­ing you choose the right cloud provider for your needs. But there’s also plenty here if you’re al­ready back­ing up to the cloud: you’ll find out how to trim your data to max­imise the avail­able space, and learn some clever tips and tricks for man­ag­ing your on­line stor­age.

But what if you don’t like the idea of stor­ing your data with a third­party provider? Worry not, be­cause we’ve also found the time to ex­plore hous­ing a cloud-like backup – with all the ad­van­tages that it of­fers, such as ac­cess from any­where and the abil­ity to sync be­tween mul­ti­ple com­put­ers – within your own home. Ready to give your pre­cious data an ex­tra layer of es­sen­tial pro­tec­tion? Let’s turn the page and get started.

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