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ARCHIVED: Removable storage media

For portable file storage, you can store your files on a flash drive. For more permanent storage, you might consider burning a CD or DVD. While these media give you physical control over your files, you can use them only when the appropriate drive is available. Also, removable storage media can be misplaced or damaged, causing you to lose data. Always keep more than one copy of important files. For critical files, keep one copy on your computer for convenience and easy access, one on removable media for quick recovery, and one on a server that is regularly backed up and can be reliably recovered. For more, see At IU, what options do I have for storing files?