Coleman’s Tech Tip – Backing Up Files

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I asked my Techie Guy son, Coleman, what the options are in terms of backing up important files on the computer.  He started talking like a meteorologist, throwing around terms like “cloud storage.”  This is apparently, a way of saving files via the internet.

He suggested a program called DropBox, an online storage program that provides 2 GB of storage for free.  If all you want to back up is, say Word files, this should be enough for a fair amount.  For other things you might want to save, such as photos, videos and music downloads, it might not provide enough space.  You do have the option of subscribing, which gives you 50 GB for $10/month, 100 GB for $20/month.

We’ll explore other options for online storage if you guys are interested.  Comment and let us know.

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