Protecting & Backing up Data in Windows 11

Windows 11    |    Intermediate
  • 11 videos | 41m 10s
  • Includes Assessment
  • Earns a Badge
To prevent data loss, you should always protect and back up your data. In this course, you'll learn to connect, open and eject external storage devices in Windows 11. Once you have connected your external hard drive, see how to use it to transfer data to and from your computer. Explore Windows 11 File History feature, which you can use to recover lost or older files. Discover how to protect your computer from viruses or system errors by creating a restore point. Get to know the security features and functions of Windows Defender. See how to configure and run various virus scans. And see how to configure your device's privacy settings to ensure apps only have access to information that you permit.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • discover the key concepts covered in this Protecting & Backing up Data in Windows 11 course
    use an external storage device
    copy data from an external storage device
    format your storage device
    back up your files
    recover your data from a backup file
  • create a restore point
    get to know Windows 11 Security
    run a Windows Security virus scan
    configure your Windows virus scan settings
    configure the privacy settings

IN THIS COURSE

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    1.  Overview: Protecting & Backing up Data in Windows 11
    55s
    This video outlines the key content covered in this Protecting & Backing up Data in Windows 11 course, including how to use an external storage device to protect and back up your files, create a system restore point,… FREE ACCESS
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    2.  Using an External storage device in Windows 11
    3m 57s
    USB keys and external hard drives are storage devices that transport or back up your personal and system files. In this video, you'll see how to connect, open and eject external storage devices in Windows 11. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Copying data from an external storage device in Windows 11
    2m 35s
    Once you have connected your USB key or external hard drive, you can use it to transfer data to and from your computer. In Windows 11, you copy files to your computer and delete files from your removable device. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Formatting your storage device in Windows 11
    3m 22s
    Formatting an external storage device will remove any data contained on it. Once this is done, you can start fresh with your file transfer and add files to your device. Doing so allows you to decide your device's… FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Backing up your files in Windows 11
    4m 31s
    If you need to recover a lost or older version of a file on Windows 11, you can use File History. File History regularly backs up versions of your user files in the Documents, Music, Pictures, Videos, and Desktop folders.… FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Recovering your data from a backup file in Windows 11
    5m 7s
    If you've backed up your files using File History, you can recover them anytime. This is particularly useful if you have inadvertently deleted your files or if you've applied changes that you no longer want to… FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Creating a restore point in Windows 11
    3m 52s
    If you want to protect your computer from any viruses or system errors, you can create a restore point. A restore point is a snapshot taken of your system at a certain time: if anything happens to your version of Windows… FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Getting to know Windows 11 Security
    3m 33s
    You can view several security settings for your device via the Windows Security area in Windows 11. From here you can manage and configure your virus scans, device performance, firewalls, application and browser control… FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Running a virus scan in Windows 11
    3m 53s
    Windows Security is Windows 11's default anti-virus application. You can use it to scan your computer for any harmful files, viruses and malware. Windows Security features three different types of scans: quick, full… FREE ACCESS
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    10.  Configuring virus scan settings in Windows 11
    5m 7s
    The Windows 11's virus scanner - can be adjusted to protect your computer in real-time. This means that if you happen to inadvertently download a virus, Windows Defender will identify the threat as it is happening and… FREE ACCESS
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    11.  Configuring privacy settings in Windows 11
    4m 18s
    Knowing how to configure your device's privacy settings is very important in order to make sure your apps only have access to information that you give permission for. In Windows 11, you can allow or refuse access for… FREE ACCESS

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