We often hear stories of clients losing all of their files and having to start from scratch. Your hard drive WILL crash at some point, it's just a matter of time. If you can't afford to lose your files, you MUST have a backup.

We are recommending that clients use Google Drive to backup their files. It's one of the cheapest and easy-to-use backup solutions. For 10 USD per month, you'll get 1 TB of backup space which should be enough for ALL of your files.

Getting set up:

  1. Download and install the Google Drive application: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/drive.

  2. On your computer, you'll see a folder called "Google Drive".

  3. Drag files or folders into that folder. They will upload to Drive. Depending on how many files you have, it could take a day or two - leave your computer on until it's done.

  4. You'll have to upgrade your account from a free 15GB account to either a 100 GB account or a 1 TB account.

Once you're all set up, your Google Drive application will keep you all backed up as long as it's running. You'll also be able to access all of your files through your browser at drive.google.com.

Please let us know if you have any questions about Google Drive or suggestions on how we can improve this guide.

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