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The Photoshop® Elements 10 Book for Digital Photographers by Matt Kloskowski, Scott Kelby

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Backing Up Your Photos to a Disc or Hard Drive

When you think about backing up, I’d like you to consider this: it’s not a matter of if your hard drive will crash, it’s a matter of when. I’ve personally had new and old computers crash. So many times that now I’m totally paranoid about it. Sorry, but it’s a harsh fact of computer life. You can protect yourself, though, by backing up your entire catalog to a disc or hard drive, and/or using an online backup, so your photos are protected in an off-site location. So even if your hard drive dies or your computer is lost, stolen, damaged in a fire, flood, or hurricane, you can retrieve your images.

Step One:

To back up your catalog to a hard drive or disc, you simply go under the Organizer’s File menu ...

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