If you do lots of stuffs on your computer, make sure you keep backups of your computer data on a regular basis. In case your computer got crashed by terrible virus or unable to boot, you can use those backup data and that will save you hours of work. In some cases, you can recover your data by using another computer but, if your Hard drive got physical damage or you reset your operating system to factory setting, you will lose all your data you have saved in your computer. Taking backup of computer data is very easy now a day. There are several ways you can take a backup on a regular basis
Backup data on External Hard Drive:
You can buy plenty of spaces external drive with cheap price and almost all computers have USB ports available that work with an external hard drive. It is the easiest way to copy your computer data like, pictures, videos, music, software, etc. and keep backup on the external hard drive. Keep in mind that, external hard drive sometime can be failure due to damage or broken.
Manually backup to a Flush Drive:
Backup up certain files that you use daily basis like project, folders or document, you can directly copy and save on the Flush drive. It is the most preferable way to take backup small data and widely using by the computer user.
File History in windows 8 or 8.1 allows you to copy files or folders automatically. Mac user also can create a backup using Time Machine. It pretty much works like as windows system restores and if your Mac OS does not work properly, you can restore your computer to a date.
Backing up data on External drive or Flush drive or even automatically backing up on the computer are not 100% safe. Your external drive can get lost or computer can get crushed and all save data will be lost as well. There is another way of backing up files on a regular basis through online. You can store your data in the cloud and it will store in the server. You can also backup your data using Dropbox, Google Drive and those are free.