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back up my chromebook

Dec 10, 2019 3:11PM PST

Hello,
I have an HP Chromebook Model:14B-CA0013DX Never have had an issue. I have all my important papers downloaded as pdf"s and they are in my dropbox as well as google drive. I wonder is it necessary to get either a USB flash drive or micro USB and also put my things there. I don't want to lose access to the things I downloaded like music. pictures and other things. Is google drive/ dropbox enough? I also want to password protect the USB or micro sd card so no one can access my files is that possible??

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Backup USB.
Dec 10, 2019 3:21PM PST

Always good to have a 3rd physical backup as the cloud can go wrong.
To do what you want is all over the web.
Dafydd.

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best way
Dec 10, 2019 3:49PM PST

What is the best way? use a micro USB or a flash drive?? I also don't know if you can password protect it? I also want to password protect the files I copy so that if someone got ahold of the USB/ micro sd that they can't just view my files. What is the best way to do the backup in your opinion?

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Since all file copies on Chromebooks are
Dec 10, 2019 3:59PM PST

Not encrypted you have chosen the wrong type of machine. Also these files on such machines have files in the cloud so the "horse left the barn" long ago.

If you want to move to secure computing, find a normal laptop and move to secure OSes like TAILS.

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thank you
Dec 10, 2019 4:19PM PST

Thanks for the replies!! I really have nothing of interest except for me such as pictures, some paperwork ect... this is why I use dropbox & google drive, However, I would like to be sure not to lose them IF my Chromebook ever were to not work. I also have 2fa on my google account and my password manager. so anyone tries to get in I will know. I also have passwords that are a minimum of 14 characters with @! and other symbols. I think I am safe. I just would hate to lose paperwork, pictures & other things and am looking for a way to back them up.

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So the fallout is.
Dec 10, 2019 4:22PM PST
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Protecting USB drive
Jan 13, 2020 12:31AM PST

It depends on the storage capacity of your data.
Google drive offer 15gb free storage.
And if you want to set password on your usb drive then it is possible.
Protecting a drive:
Insert the USB drive into your computer.
Navigate to This PC in Windows Explorer and right click the USB drive.
Select Turn BitLocker On.
Select ‘Use a password to unlock the drive’ and enter a password twice.
Select Next.
Select where or how you want to receive your recovery key in the next window and select Next.
Select ‘Encrypt entire drive’ and then Next.
Select ‘Compatible mode’ in the choose which encryption mode screen and then hit Next.
Select Start encrypting.

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