Saving Your Work
Everyone (Staff and Student) will have at some point lost important work at one time or another, by following these simple tips we will hopefully help you avoid this. The following tip is possibly the most important thing we can advise you when working with a computer.
"Save your work often"
Where can I Save my work?
While on campus the place you must first save your work to is your Homespace (U:\ Drive). You can also save to the following media:
- USB Memory Stick
- USB Hard Drive
- CD / DVD
Why Must I Save To My Homespace?
This may seem a little heavy handed but if the only copy of your Final Year Project corrupts, this may just save you a few sleepless nights:
- Never work straight from a memory stick, always copy your work to the U:\ drive within University or your home computer before you start work.
- Never keep your only copy of work on a memory stick, always have a backup.
- Use http://filemanager.tees.ac.uk to upload work to your Student Homespace
- If you email yourself work, save it first to your home computer before starting any changes.
- Before you print make sure you've saved the file
- Try File versioning so you have a backup of a file at different stages of your work
- Do regular saves
- Finally....... backup, backup and backup