If you are not familiar with data backup or currently choose not to back up your files, please read this chapter. Making changes to your computer brings a certain level of risk. This risk is alleviated greatly when you make backups that are timely, complete, and functional.
If you are one of the lucky people who have never lost a file on your computer, congratulations; however, this chapter is still for you. If you have lost files before—yep that's you—then you should review this chapter too before you begin.
In this chapter, you'll learn how to use Backup and Restore, backup and restore your registry, and how to recover lost files.
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