Working with computers can quickly turn into a frustrating venture due to lost files, network problems and computer crashes. To ensure a trouble free experience, here are some suggested tips and procedures:
- Ensure that you backup your material on a regular basis. Depending on the sensitivity of the material you are working on, it could be every 3 to 5 minutes. Almost all Microsoft Office programs have a default backup procedure. If you are not sure on how to use it, check the Help section in the program.
- Save your material in more then one location. This allows you to access at least one copy of the material if another disappears or becomes corrupt. Our suggested backup location is your issed USB memory stick.
- Create meaningful folders to save your information. This makes it easier to find and easier to organise your files. There are two ways to create a new folder within Windows Explorer.
- Select the area you wish to create the folder and click on ‘File’, ‘New’ and then ‘Folder’. This will create a new folder, which you can then name appropriately, or
- Select the area you wish to create a folder and right click on your mouse button. Again, click 'New' and then 'Folder' and name appropriately.