As someone who has seen quite a few hard drive crashes over the years, I believe that performing a full backup of your computer’s hard drive should be an important part of your weekly (if not daily) routine. There’s nothing more frustrating & costly than trying to restore a computer with only a handful of Floppy disk drives, a couple of scratched CD-ROMs or poorly stored backup tapes.
All too often have I been called upon to try and get a home or office computer working again, only to find that the backup (if any) consists of a few word files and maybe a copy of some accounts data?
Now you might be thinking what’s wrong with that? Aren’t those the important files? Well, yes! But what about your Emails, Address book, all your Desktop/Internet Shortcuts, FTP settings, Anti-Spam & Anti-Popup filters etc.? You’ve spend months if not years getting your PC looking and running just the way you like it and in one split second it’s all gone.