New FTC Video Advises Computer Users to Back Up Digital Files

Tips for Consumers

What’s worse than losing all the photos and important files on your computer? Knowing you could have prevented it.

The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, advises consumers that a wise resolution for the New Year is to back up your digital life.

Maybe you just got a new computer over the holidays, or you’re seeing how long your old one will last. Either way, commit to back up the files on your computer at least once a week. It’s a new year’s resolution that can save you time and money in 2015.

 

 

For more information, watch the FTC’s video Back It Up: Don't Lose Your Digital Life.

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