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Moving Tips: Backup important documents before moving

It is important to backup documents before your move.

It is important to backup documents before your move.

Whether you work from home, are writing a book or have school-related documents, it is important that you back these documents up regularly. When you are packing, it is even more important to make sure your backups are up to date to eliminate the chances of losing your work during the move.

There are always risks when traveling with electronic equipment, as files can be damaged or lost due to a number of issues. This is why it is vital to backup all of your files. Computers should never be in extreme cold or heat, as these could cause irreparable damage to the hard drive and other computer hardware. In addition, magnets can permanently erase hard drive memory.

Text documents won't take a significant amount of time to duplicate, so this can actually be a rather easy task you undertake while loading your larger items. Be sure to keep everything organized, especially if you have a large amount of files. If you haven't created a backup plan for your text documents, you may benefit from taking a bit more time to do it now.

It is also important to take any digital media files and back these up. This could be music, television shows, movies or podcasts. Just keep in mind that copying these can take a long time, so you may want to start doing this days in advance of your move.

You may also want to take some time with a scanner to eliminate some of your paper files before a move. It may take time, but it could be well worth it. However, it is a good idea to not only copy them to your main computer, but also put them on your external device, as you did with the other items.

Be certain when your pack all of your computer items that they are secure and well-protected. In addition, keep them away from any other items that could compromise their memory, or you will be left with a headache later.