Happy #WorldBackupDay—Let’s Pledge to Keep Our Files Safe

“The most expensive part of any computer is its data—are you backing up?”

“The most expensive part of any computer is its data—are you backing up?”

The gang here at ScanMyPhotos takes digital storage and backing up best practices very seriously—especially when it comes to the irreplaceable sentimental value of our photos and film. While we have professionally digitized more than 300 million pictures, there are still 3 1/2 trillion more to preserve.

That’s why we were very excited to see the hashtag #WorldBackupDay (r) trending today. Features editor at EWeek profiled many smart ways to help backup your files. Excerpt:

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Take a few minutes on this day, check and see if all the photos in your smartphone are being backed up to a cloud service such as Google, Dropbox or iCloud. Oh, and back up important docs, too. Many people do not own scanners to store physical images. A good way to scan and store them can be found at ScanMyPhotos.com, which will scan and store online photos, slides, negative and videos and has been doing it since 1990.

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The official #WorldBackupDay website clearly (and cleverly) explains the premise for the observance by stating, “Don’t be an April Fool. Be prepared. Back up your files on March 31st.” This makes for an easy day for us to remember each year.

So, if you don’t want to lose any memories, data, important files, etc., take the #WorldBackupDay pledge and share it with your friends on Facebook and Twitter.

Watch this KRON4 TV news story for details: Tech Report: Turn old printed pictures to digital


Just how fast is the ScanMyPhotos professional photo digitization service? This fast:

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But let’s not stop with just one day either! This day should serve as a ribbon around your finger—a reminder that we should be backing up our precious data on a regular basis throughout the year.


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Why #WorldBackupDay Should Be Everyday

Today is comparable to “Black Friday” for companies engaged in preserving and backing up data.  For complete info on WorldBackupDay, click here



The Challenges Of Preserving Your Digital Legacy by Tony Bradley

EXCERPT By Tony Bradley, FORBES–I’ve written in the past about the importance of converting your analog photos and videos to digital so you can protect them against fires, floods and other potential disasters. The challenges don’t end there, though. There are also some considerations to keep in mind to preserve your digital legacy and ensure your precious memories can be accessed decades from now.


Photo albums and old 8mm family movies may be vulnerable to destruction if a catastrophe strikes your home but the photos at least offer a very unique advantage as well. In the event of your demise—timely or otherwise—the friends and family that survive you can sift through your belongings and find your photo albums on a shelf in the living room, or boxes of photos tucked away collecting dust in the attic. Photos are just there. They just work.


You can’t say the same for your digital legacy. Whether you store photos and videos on your PC, on external hard drives or removable media, or in the cloud somewhere those that survive you may not know they exist. Without something to point them in the right direction they won’t even know the data is available, and without the right credentials they may not be able to access the data. READ MORE



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Watch this KTLA-TV News behind-the-scenes story about how ScanMyPhotos.com digitizes 300,000 each day

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