Best Time to Backup Your PC's Data

Daily backups are recommended for frequent users

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO BACKUP YOUR PC? It depends on how often you use your PC, according to security site Tip: Occasional computer users -- those who spend five hours a week or less at their PC -- should back up their data at least once a week. However, more frequent users who spend more than ten hours a week at their PC should perform daily backups.

Ultimately, the frequency with which you back up your data depends on what you consider to be acceptable loss. "The more important [your data] is to you, the more important backing it up becomes," says

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