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
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.