Back up your computer only when you are not using it


How to Set Up Your New Windows Computer

A brand-new Windows PC, fully updated and unsullied by crapware, is a wonderful thing. Sadly, very few people ever get to experience it—but you can!

A fair amount of the people I talk to about backup say they forget to do it, or they can’t figure out–or never get around to setting up–the built-in backup options. If that sounds like you, check out IdleBackup, a utility for backing up your computer when it is sitting idle.

I still recommend making a daily backup of your important files. The downside to IdleBackup is that it only makes a one-to-one copy of your files. If you deleted something yesterday, it will soon disappear from your backup, as well. But if you are not backing up regularly, IdleBackup sounds like a good first step.

[via Lifehacker]


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