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Back Up a Windows computer


Before you reinstall the Windows operating system, it is very important you have a proper backup of your data. Typically, your data can be found in your My Documents folder or on your desktop. You might also want to back up the folder that contains the bookmarks (favorites) of the web browser you use.

There are many different ways to back up the data on a computer. For example, you can back up data to a USB drive, over the network to a different computer or to cloud services like OneDrive, or to an external hard drive connected to your computer.

Dartmouth offers a wide array of data storage and backup options for members of the Dartmouth community. Contact your department's IT support office.

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Last updated: 
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

If you have questions or need further information, contact your department's IT support office, or contact the IT Service Desk via email at [email protected], via phone at 603-646-2999 or walk in to see them in Baker/Berry 178J.

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