sending to repairs should i back up my files

@shamzy18 (2319)
September 7, 2008 6:54pm CST
im going to send my computer to a shop to check it out for free. Should i back up my files? Do you think they will get deleted? Do they look at your files? should i delete my files? i cant be bothered lol.
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@Browisn (782)
• United States
8 Sep 08
Hi Shamzy. I think it it always a good idea to have your files backed up weather you are having it repaired or not, and, even more important in this case. I would also delete any personal and business files after I have backed them up. Why, risk giving out personal info?
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@shamzy18 (2319)
8 Sep 08
yeah true but i dont have a big memory stick or something to back up i only have small ones like 2GB i think i will nick my sisters 8 GB one hehe... but it will take a long time like i got loads of pictures from weddings and stuff too. It is time wasting.
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@Browisn (782)
• United States
8 Sep 08
OK, good luck my friend...
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@Ganesh44 (5547)
• India
8 Sep 08
Yes you must back up your files and if you think some files caryy secret information like account number password etc ...delete them after backing up ... Thanks Ganesh
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@fsound (757)
• Philippines
8 Sep 08
Better backup your data before you hand your computer to the computer shop. It is a problem on some people why they do not backup their files. It's the sole responsibility of the user to put it on a safe place.
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• United Kingdom
13 Sep 08
Hi, yes that's definitely the golden rule whenever you are having your computer serviced or checked over. If there is anything of vital importance on your system, back it up. You don't want to start getting involved as regards disputes on data loss. I always, carry out backups one per week so that my backups are always up to date. Andrew
• Philippines
8 Sep 08
Definitely back up your files. If they screw up while checking out your computer, you may lose valuable information. Also, you can't always trust these guys. They might go through your files so better protect you more private files. I suggest you back it up on DVD's or CD's or maybe buy an external hard drive.