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Tips to Back up your data on Urgent basis

Computers have become a part of our lives. We rely so much on them that we seldom keep hard copies of important documents, pictures etc in our cabinets and just stay comfortable if we have them on our computer’s hard drive. But what if the hard drive goes bad? What if the computer which has important data gets lost or theft? If something of this sort happens to your computer than the first question which anybody will ask you will be – do you have the backup? If your answer to this question is “Yes”, then there is no panic, but if the answer is “No”, then you will find yourself in serious trouble. One should always keep in mind that the computer system is yet another electronic device and is ought to fail at some point in time. It is just a piece of expensive commodity and can be stolen or get lost. One should always be prepared for such cases if they happen. In this post we will tell you about the backup techniques so that you at least have a copy of your important data in such scenarios.

There are many ways and data storage techniques by which you can keep a copy of data safe at some other place. Let’s discuss some of them which are most widely and commonly used.

External Drives: External drives are the best and the most commonly used mode of taking the backup. Backup and restore technique may be different but people mostly rely on external drives. This kind of backup can be taken on DVD Disks, CD Disks, Tape Drives (Rarely used now), External Hard Drives etc. whatever the drive type be you should always keep a copy of your important data at some other place for restoring it back in case of any mishap.

Online Backup: This is another widely used and accepted mode of keeping the data safe. This is done by saving the data at some third remote location which is a server or data storage service provider’s computer. There are many online data backup service providers available now and they charge a very nominal price for providing this service to you. Charges are proportional to the amount of storage space you acquire on their servers. Larger the space, more the amount they charge.

Network: If you computer is on a Network then the best way to safe guard your data is on the network share drive. This enables you to  share space allocated to you which can only be accessed by you and you can keep your data safe on that space. Servers are generally kept in secured, water proof, fire proof vicinities and chances of your data getting lost from there is very low.

Above I have mentioned the places where you can save your data; now let’s see what all data you should backup.

Personal Folders: Folders like Desktop, and Documents are the ones on which we keep the maximum of our personal data. If your computer is shared by others as well then Desktop and Documents are the folders which stay private and others don’t get access to them. Generally we keep are personal files and folders on these two locations so backup of these locations is really important.

Emails: These days the maximum of communication happens only on Emails and of you are using any Email client like Outlook or Outlook Express then backup of Emails is also very important. If you do not use Email clients then there is no need of Email backup because they are already safe on the Email Server.

Lastly since its your computer so you are the best one to tell what is important and what is not. So whatever is important should be backup up on regular basis to avoid such situation.

How do I Get Pictures from My Camera to My Computer

Digital cameras are one of the most commonly used electronic gadgets nowadays. The camera gives us a lot of flexibility not only while taking pictures, but also for viewing them and further passing it onto others. The photos taken with help of digital camera can be transferred to computer and forwarded through e-mail. This convenience was not in old cameras. The digital photos are soft copies which means on screen and not on paper. This makes it possible for us to transfer the pictures from camera on to a computer. The process of this transfer is the only hitch people have while using digital cameras. This problem comes for people who are not use to use computers. There are several ways of transferring a picture from camera to computer.

Steps to follow for importing the videos and pictures to computer:

1.          Take your camera and connect it with your computer using the camera’s USB port.

2.          Now finally turn on your digital Camera.

3.          Click the Import pictures and videos using Windows option appearing in the AutoPlay box.

4.          An alternate option: You can easily tag the pictures using the Tag these pictures option box. (Usually, by default this folder name also includes in it the date that the videos and the pictures were imported into your computer.)

5.          Now Click Import. This will open a new window that will show the imported data.

6.          Once you done this correctly the transfer will take few minutes depending on the computer speed.

7.          Once transfer is complete you can access them by going to the file where you have stored them

This process is applicable to all latest computers and cameras. If your computer is not supporting this process try alternate method

The four steps will be the same as previous one

1.      You will see an option of “Open file” click on that.

2.      This will open another window displaying all the pictures.

3.      Select the pictures you want to transfer press right click of mouse

4.      Select option “copy” or “cut” depending upon you want to keep them in the camera or no.

5.      Once you selected and copied pictures, open or create folder where you want to store the photos.

6.      Once in the right folder press right click again on mouse and select option “paste”.

7.      This will paste all the pictures in the respective folder.

These were the two basic ways of transferring pictures. There are several other ways like, inserting memory card of the camera in computer and then following the steps 1 to 7 from the above mentioned method. Wireless transfer is also a possibility which can be through Bluetooth, infrared, etc. the problem with the latter two ways of transfer is that your camera and computer should have the required features to follow the activities during transfer. For memory card transfer method the computer should have an inbuilt card reader or an external device which can be commented and used as the same. The wireless one needs those facilities in both computer and camera.

How to Send Pictures as an Attachment in an E-mail

We all like to share our memories with our near and dear ones. Whenever a group assembles, only a few click photographs from their cameras. However, these pictures are to be sent to others. There are many ways to send pictures, like you can share the memory card, you can share the printed images or you can send them via e-mails.

Sharing pictures by exchanging the memory card

If you share the pictures by sharing the memory card, you risk losing it. It can happen that you give your friend the memory card and he accidentally loses it. Or his device may be faulty so it can corrupt your pictures. If any of these situations occur, you lose your pictures as the memory card contained the original pictures. So it is advisable that if you adopt this mode for sharing your data or pictures, you should have a complete back up with you.

Sharing pictures by exchanging their hard copy

The next method in which pictures can be shared is through exchanging the printed photographs or the hard copied versions. The problem with this method is that your friend can spill over something on your pictures. If this phenomenon occurs then you will have to accept coffee memories (coffee spilled on the pictures).

Sharing pictures in the form of attachment in an e-mail

The best and the safest way to share your pictures, is by sending them as an attachment on the email id of your friends and relatives.

Advantages

  • You retain the original pictures, so no matter how others handle the pictures, your copy is unspoiled.
  • Your friends can get the pictures quickly as this is one of the fastest medium to send data. You can send hundreds of pictures in matter of minutes.
  • There is no worry of losing the pictures.

Method to be followed

If you have an e-mail program stored on your computer.

Below mentioned are the steps to be followed for sending pictures as an attachment in e-mail:

  • The pictures should be stored on your computer.
  • Open the “Pictures Library” section in the “Start” menu. Subsequently, open the pictures to be sent by clicking them.
  • If you have your pictures in a folder then open the folder. After this, select the pictures to be sent. To select more than one picture press and continue holding “Ctrl” key while you are selecting the pictures.
  • You should have an e-mail program stored on your computer. If you have the same, then click “E-mail” option in the “Tool” section.
  • You will now see “Attach Files” dialog box on your screen. Select the “Picture Size” you wish to send from the list given. Clicking “Attach” will execute the command. After this command is processed the Windows will open a new e-mail message and attach your selected pictures in this e-mail message.
  • You can type a message in the message box. Enter the e-mail address of the recipient. Once you have completed this, you should click “Send” to send the pictures on the address entered.

If you do not have an e-mail program stored on your computer

If you do not have an e-mail program stored on your computer then you have to follow the below mentioned procedure:

  • Open your email account.
  • Click opens the new message section.
  • Now select the attachments bar, on the screen.
  • Select the pictures you want to send and attach them one by one to the mail.
  • You can type a message in the message box. Enter the e-mail address of the recipient. Once you have completed this, you should click “Send” to send the pictures on the address entered.

You can also drag the pictures directly into an already opened e-mail message. If you follow this method you will not have the option to make the pictures smaller in size.

How to View and Use Your Pictures in Windows Photo Viewer

Looking at pictures takes you to the sweet memories of the past. It’s amazing to capture a certain experience which you know you will never come back again. Though pictures seem to be a simple object right now, it is actually more sentimental than we think it to be. The fact that it captures a moment makes it very special.

Viewing the pictures over and over again makes you feel nostalgic. The best way to look at pictures that are stored in your computer is through the Windows Photo Viewer. The easy navigation of the application makes you think of nothing else but the memories that are shown to you at hand. The pictures serve to be a good experience once again.

How will you view a picture through the Windows Photo Viewer? It is actually easier than you expected. The first thing to do is to find the location of the pictures you want to view. Click the picture that you want to see. The picture will automatically be viewed using the Windows Photo Viewer. If you would want to see other photos in the said location, all you have to do is to click the previous and next. This would navigate you to the different photos in the folder you are viewing.

You should also be familiarized with the buttons used in the Windows Photo Viewer so as to use the application at its best. There are buttons to rotate the photo and the icons of these are arrows in a circular form pointing to the opposite direction. Another tool that you could make use of is the magnifier. This is the same with zoom in some applications. You could also view the picture in different ways. There is an actual size and another size which fits the window. The former is actually the original size of the photo while the latter would mean that the picture will fully cover the entire WindowsPhoto Viewer. You may also view the pictures using the Play Slide Show button and after you are done, you could simply click exit.

There are varieties of ways where you can make use of your pictures. You could print it out to have an output copy, burn the pictures to a CD or DVD for additional backup storage or share the pictures through email of social media networking site.

Printing a picture is so easy that it could just a composed of a single click. This is especially true if you are using WindowsPhoto Viewer. You can use your own printer in printing the photos just make sure that you have enough ink and that you are using a photo paper. Burning files could also be done using the Windows Photo Viewer. You just have to click the Burn located on the toolbar then click the Data Disc to customize and change certain information and options.

If you do not want to do any of the mentioned two, you could simply share your picture via email or networking sites. You just have to attach the photo in your email or browse the photo from your folder to post it in your account in a social media networking site.

How To Delete Pictures from a Hard Drive?

Photographs are essential parts of our lives. We all want to keep photographic memories of important and intimate moments that we treasure. Occasions such as a baby’s first step, first date, prom night, weddings, anniversaries and other occasions are times when we want to take out our camera. Modern devices have made taking pictures quite easy and sometimes we may find out that we have accumulated a lot of pictures on how computer’s hard drive or mobile phone.

A number of reasons however may call for you to delete or permanently remove all or some pictures from your hard drive. For one, pictures eats up a large portion of your computer’s memory and reducing or deleting them will help improve performance speed. If you ever have the need to delete pictures from your hard drive, here are the steps to follow.

Step one

For most computers, pictures stored in the computer can be found in the My Pictures folder. This is usually the default folder where pictures are stored after being uploaded from a digital camera or mobile device. The first step would thus be to access this folder by clicking “Start” from the desktop, then “My Documents” and finally “My Pictures”.

Step Two

To delete pictures individually, you simply have to right click on each picture and click “Delete” or press the Delete key on the keyboard. To delete 2 or more pictures at a time, simply press and hold down CTRL (control) key and then click on all the pictures to be deleted. Each picture file clicked upon will be highlighted and these are the ones that would be deleted. Clicking on any individual highlighted file will un-highlight it and remove it from the list of pictures to be deleted.

Step Three

After selecting the pictures to be deleted, simply right click on any highlighted files and the click Delete or press the Delete key on the keyboard. All the pictures you deleted are transferred to another folder, the “Recycle Bin”. These files have thus only been deleted from the My Pictures folder, but are still on your hard drive and would still eat up memory space. To permanently delete the pictures from your hard drive you need to empty your Recycle Bin. To clear out the folder, click on the Recycle Bin and select Empty Recycle Bin. Take note that emptying the recycle bin permanently deletes the picture files and so the action cannot be undone.

It is sometimes hard to delete pictures and lose recorded memories even though that would mean faster computer speed. To solve this problem, you can simply back up your pictures to a flash drive or an external hard drive before permanently deleting them from your hard drive. This way you can enjoy better computer speed and performance and still be able to retrieve your pictures when you need them.

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