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Video-0105_back-it-up_thumb_play_183x100By Amy Hebert, Consumer Education Specialist, Federal Trade Commission

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

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.

Whether it's financial files or photos that are important to you, regularly back up anything you’d be upset to lose if your computer crashes — and have a happy new year. 

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

Copyright 2014, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist

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