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Backup your data and photos to Google Drive

Backup Your Data and Photos to Google Drive

Back in 2014 I created a video instruction guide on how to backup your PC’s data to Google Drive. It was very popular with over 33,000 views
Now Google has released a newSync tool called Backup and Sync for Google Photos and Google Drive. This new sync software will backup your computer easier and better than my previous instructional video.

You can get started by downloading the Backup & Sync software from here //www.google.com/drive/download/

A few key points to be aware of:

  • Backup & Sync will replace Google Drive Sync on your computer, you may want to merge data if prompted during installation
  • Recommended to set the photos and video’s file size to “High Quality” This will allow photos of upto 16 megapixels to not be compressed and videos of upto 1080P.  You will get unlimited storage of your photos and video’s. It doesnt get counted against your Google Drive storage.
  • Backup only the important folders on your computer that you would need to retrieve data from. You may want to include any software files like MYOB.  Dont backup your whole C drive as most of it is useless. e.g Windows and program installation files.
  • Be careful of your internet usage, you may want to throttle the speed so it doesnt use up too much bandwidth and cause internet slowness. Also be careful if your using a laptop and mobile broadband e.g 4G dongle, you may chew up all your data usage very quickly so its recommended to turn off Backup & Sync in this case.

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