It’s the ultimate modern day nightmare scenario; you are working blissfully on that important document on which you have been slogging for the past year or so when, without warning…bang! The “blue screen of death” hits you right in the face. Of course, the blue screen of death, does not come with a bang. Neither does one occur when your computer suddenly dies on you, but you get the point.
In any case, when something bad happens to your computer and you are unable to access important files, what do you do? The scenario that I have just outlined above is, after all, not farfetched. Computers die all the time for a wide range of reasons.
The Importance of backing up your files
The importance of backing up your files can, therefore, never be overemphasized. Fortunately, there are countless backup programs that can be found out there. And the good part is that many of them offer some degree of free storage. So, which are some of the best free backup software that can be found out there?
Best free backup software
Here are some of the best free backup software that can be found out there;
Although the majority of the above free backup software come with some degree of free storage, they are, at the end of the day, paid services. I should point out, however, that the free cloud storage that you get from each of these backup services should be enough for most ordinary uses.
How much do I need?
So, how much storage do you really need in order to backup all the important files that are on your computer? Well, the answer is largely dependent on the nature of your work and on the things that you wish to sync to the cloud.
I would say, however, that for most people, the free storage should be more than enough. I, for example, use Dropbox to backup the documents on my PC that I wouldn’t care to lose.
This includes all the files that I am working on for my blog, along with the Science Fiction novel that I am working on. There are also my books that I have already published on Amazon. So, how much storage am I using?
Despite the fact that I have so many files backed up to Dropbox, I have only managed to use around 1.8% of my allocated 2GB free storage. As I have already mentioned, the free storage should be enough for most users, unless you are one of those people who backup movies.
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