Computer Learning Center at Ewing

999 Lower Ferry Road, Ewing NJ 08628

(609) 883-1776 ext 6205

Each month, we hold a workshop that consists of a "Question and Answer" session on any computer issues followed by a talk on a current computer topic. The presentations will be on the first Tuesday of the month, beginning at 2:00 p.m., in the meeting room at the Ewing Community Center, 999 Lower Ferry Road.  The program, which is free and open to the public, will be preceded at 1:30 p.m. by an open question and answer session during which audience members will be invited to present their computer questions. No prior registration is required.

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Tips and Tricks - Tuesday, February 6th

 

Backing up Your Computer

 

David Shinkfield will present on backing up your computer to protect your valuable information.

Storing your digital life on a PC or a laptop has never been easier. However, keeping your treasured memories, family photographs, emails and contacts, digital entertainment, and crucial documents in one place also means that you are in constant danger of losing it in the blink of an eye. Viruses, ransomware, mechanical failure or even a house fire can destroy your records. Laptops can be lost or stolen! That is why protecting your data with regular backups is more important than ever.

David Shinkfield, an instructor and Director of the non-profit Computer Learning Center at Ewing, will discuss options on how to back up that vital information during a special presentation, “Backing Up Your Windows 10 Computer,” to be presented on Tuesday, February 6, beginning at 2:00 p.m., in the meeting room at the Ewing Senior an Community Center, 999 Lower Ferry Road. The program, which is free and open to the public, will be preceded at 1:30 p.m. by an open question and answer session during which audience members will be invited to present their computer questions. The program is the latest in the Computer Learning Center’s “Computer Tips and Tricks” series.

Shinkfield will discuss:
• How your personal requirements will affect how you organize your backups.
• Options for backups and risks and benefits of each approach
• Additional hardware required for your backups and the approximate costs.
• Software options for creating your backups.
Windows 10 includes several options to back up your data – all included in Windows 10 and free. Shinkfield will also discuss a free file backup program and the Acronis True Image program.

David Shinkfield teaches several courses at The Computer Learning Center and has shared his familiarity with computers as a volunteer instructor for many years. He is also an active volunteer in the Mercer County community where he has coached foreign students and their families in English. Prior to his retirement, he was a managing partner with the international PA Consulting Group based in London and the US. During his career with that firm he undertook assignments in the UK, France, Germany, and finally in the United States where he has spent the last 40 years.

The all-volunteer non-profit Computer Learning Center at Ewing, which sponsors the Computer Tips and Tricks programs as a public service, also offers a variety of PC and iPad computer skills courses for adults in central New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania. For further information about this program, courses or directions, call 609-882-5086 or visit the CLC website at .www.clcewing.org

Some Previous Tips and Tricks Presentations

 

Some Tips and Tricks Presentations in Video