Saving computer files: build your personal archive
We have safeguarded our memories in photo albums, video tapes and notebooks. But are we ready to recover the data we have generated in the digital environment? How will we be able to access the selfie from our last summer holiday or our end of course project ten years from now? We provide content and tips to help you store and preserve all your data for the future.
1. Locate your information
Find out where your personal files are stored and choose which ones you wish to keep depending on their importance and quality. Search your computer, hard drives, memory sticks and mobile. Don’t forget the information in your email and social media accounts.
2. Organize your information
Once you have chosen the files, organize them: give them a descriptive name and create folders. Then choose the support on which to store them.
3. Save your content
Create back-up copies of your computer files and review them periodically in order to keep them in good condition.