How do I – back up my data

How often do you back up your data.? Is your back up automated?

Unfortunately, backing up is something that is often put off. One of those things on the to do list. A very simple form of back up is to plug in an external drive and use the built in software to continuously back up your data.

 

Useful videos:

Back up Windows 10 with File History

https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=Ese0ARnoZR8

An overview of back up options

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vjd6c7wdOhI

Using an Apple Mac?

This tutorial is a good introduction.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cd2YaBCXpaM

And here is a simple guide

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eO-bHcnSNVA

What do I need to buy?

Most users will find a 2TB drive sufficient, but if you really do not have much data, a smaller (1TB) drive will suffice.

You will need a USB 3.0 disk. USB 3.0 will give you high transfer speeds. A drive can be bought from PC World or John Lewis.

Chrome Book – reset Cookies

If your Chromebook is acting strangely when you are logging into your favourite websites (such as Banking), it may be because your cookie cache is overfull.

Note, once all your cookies are deleted, you will be logged out of your favourite sites, so you will have to log back in again.

Clear all cookies

If you remove cookies, you’ll be signed out of websites and your saved preferences could be deleted.

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More Settings.
  3. At the bottom, click Advanced.
  4. Under “Privacy and security,” click Site settings.
  5. Click Cookies  See all cookies and site data  Remove all.
  6. Confirm by clicking Clear all.

Delete specific cookies

Delete cookies from a site

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More Settings.
  3. At the bottom, click Advanced.
  4. Under “Privacy and security,” click Site settings.
  5. Click Cookies  See all cookies and site data.
  6. At the top right, search for the website’s name.
  7. To the right of the site, click Remove

Delete cookies from a period of time

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More .
  3. Click More tools
    Clear browsing data.
  4. At the top, click the dropdown next to “Time range.”
  5. Choose a time period, such as the past hour or the past day.
  6. Check “Cookies and other site data.” Uncheck all the other items.
  7. Click Clear data.

Useful Links

https://www.meetchrome.com/delete-chromebook-cache-and-cookies/

https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en