Despite best efforts, sometimes files become lost or systems compromised. When this happens, the only thing you can do is restore from a backup. One thing to consider is that applications and operating systems can be re-installed, so it is not always necessary to back those up. However, your documents, pictures, emails, presentations, etc. are unique files that can be irretrievably lost if you do not have a copy stored somewhere.
An effective way to backup files is to keep a copy on the network share. Available on campus and from the Internet, https://webfiles.fortlewis.edu/ provides you a folder to store copies of your important files in.
You may want to keep additional copies of important files on removable media, such as USB storage.
To learn more about your network share, visit "Connecting to your M and O Drives".