What should I backup on my computer? - Common Computer Questions
Question: What should I backup on my computer?
Answer: You should backup any important files that you don't want to lose such as pictures and documents as well as stuff that may not be as important but hard to replace such as music/MP3 files. If you use any financial software like QuickBooks or MS Money then you should backup your data file as well. Basically you should backup anything that you don't have stored somewhere else or that can't be easily replaced. Don't worry about backing up software because in almost all cases it has to be installed from the installation media and can't just be copied from a backup to your computer. Check out our tutorial on how to backup your computer.