We all know about good habits – exercise, brushing your teeth, putting your dirty dishes in the sink. Here are nine good habits I’ve picked up in 35 years of working with computers. Some of them I learned the hard way.
Good Habit #1: Back Up Daily
When I wrote PCWorld’s Answer Line column, I got several emails a week from desperate people who had lost their data. When I asked if they had a backup, the usual response was “I was going to get around to that.”
Back up to an external drive, even if you’re backing up to the cloud.
The first rule of computing: Never have only one copy of anything. Second rule: Each copy should be on a different storage device.
Arguably, this may no longer need to be a habit. With online backup tools such as Carbonite, you can set up your backup and forget about it.