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What precautions can I take to ensure my photos are not lost due to a computer error or hard drive crash?


It is highly recommended to backup your images frequently. Here are a few options:

  • Back up to the cloud. The many available options allow you to back up your images to a cloud based service for online photo storage that gives you access to your photos over the internet.
  • There are still options to backup via optical disk (CD/DVD), although this option is becoming more and more difficult as media is becoming harder to obtain.
  • You can also back up to an external hard drive. Much like the hard drive in your PC or Mac, external hard drives safely store files to protect photos in case your PC or Mac hard drive fails. You can then organize your photos using your computer’s photo library.
  • The best way to archive images is to print them and store them in a photo album.