Remember to save your work to Google Drive, begin your work from within Google Drive, or save it to an external flash drive! Almost every week students ask the librarians at the Reference Desk how to recover files from computers. While we, and iCIT, can sometimes help students recover their lost work, there isn’t always a way to get the file and the work back. The main way to prevent this from happening to you is to use cloud-based tools like Google Drive to help you save your work automatically.
Text documents, slideshows, spreadsheets, and other files automatically save every few seconds on Google Drive. You don’t have to remember to save and you can always revert back to previous versions of the file if you need to view them.
See a detailed explanation of all the benefits of Google Drive at iCIT’s website.