I am a strong believer that most non-IT people don't take seriously the need to have a reliable method of backup for their important data. Just ask yourself: What happens when you can no longer access the data on your computer? It doesn't matter what happens - you could or lose your laptop or have it stolen, or the hard drive in your computer could fail. Any way you look at it, your data is toast. What, then, would you do to recover it? It's always a good time to think about backups, and to help, I'll show you what I do.