Backing up your information is a good idea if you have things that you don't want to lose, especially if you only have one copy or it's only saved in one place. You can lose files easily by accidentally deleting them, replacing them or because of a computer virus. To protect your files you can save them to a USB or hard drive or store them in the cloud.
Not sure how often you should back up your information? Ask yourself, "How many hours or days of work can I afford to lose?" Whenever you make changes you need to back up your files again, it's good practice to back up your files daily, if you're working on an important assignment or project it may be a good idea to back up even more, for example every hour while you are working on it.
Backing up your information is easy to do, all you'll need are the files you want to backup and another place to store the files such as a USB, hard drive, re-writeable CD, DVD or an account with Dropbox, Google Drive or another cloud storage website.
To backup the files on a USB, hard drive or other media device you can can use a number of methods some of the most popular ways are to use the 'send to' button, drag and drop the files, copy and paste the files or use the save as button and select the place you want to save it when you are working on the file.
To backup the files to a re-writeable CD or DVD your computer or laptop needs to be able to burn CDs and DVDs, if your computer can burn to discs you can choose the files you want and select 'burn to disc'.