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Mac OS X Snow Leopard Visual Quick Tips by Rob Sheppard

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Chapter 5

Working with Data

Files, applications, photographs, text files — everything is based on data that runs through your Mac's processing circuits and is eventually stored on your hard drive. Whenever you do anything to files or programs, you work with data, but this chapter talks more specifically about how you move data around and protect it. The computer has become a very important part of home and business today. It is a way people communicate and do business. Whether you are working on a home or business project, the files you create for that project are important, and if lost, could create major problems for you.

Backup is absolutely critical. Many computer users have no backup to the data on their hard drives. The saying in the industry ...

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