You will need to purchase an external hard drive to back up your data to. ResNet recommends the Western Digital brand of external hard disks, and they are available for purchase at the Shaheen Bookstore (and may be charged to your student account),, and Best Buy.

    1. Connect your external hard drive to your computer.

    2. Click Start, and point to Control Panel.

    3. Double-click on the Backup and Restore Center.

    4. Click on the Back up files button.

    5. On the Backup Type, Destination, and Name page, Windows asks you to specify a backup location. Select your external hard drive.

    6. Select the drive(s) you wish to back up, and the file types you wish to back up (documents, pictures, movies, e-mail, etc.).

    7. Select how often you wish to schedule your backups.

    8. Click Save Settings and Start Backup.

    Don't forget to keep your computer turned on for the scheduled backups!

Last Modified September 8, 2009