File Organization: Creating Folders / La organización de los archivos: Creación de folderes

Do you have tons of documents saved on your computer in no particular order?  Not sure how to find anything?  Use folders!

Folders on a computer work just like manila folders do for paper documents.  They are used to organize and store individual files.  Files are individual Word, Excel, or other documents, photos, songs, etc.  They have an extension after their names to signify the type of file.   For example:  a Word document ends in “.docx”, an Excel file in “.xls”, and a photo in “.jpg” or “gif”.

Backing Up Your Files / Cómo realizar copias de seguridad de los archivos

Imagine your computer crashes.  Or it’s stolen or lost.  What would you lose if your information couldn’t be recovered?

Avoid this crisis by backing up your hard drive!  This can be done using an external hard drive or an online backup service.  In this tip, I’m going to focus on using an external hard drive.

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