How should I save my work?

It’s very important to save your work because data can become corrupted, hardware can suddenly cease to function, and it is very easy to accidentally overwrite or delete an important file.

How often should I save?

Regardless of where your files are saved, we recommend saving your work at least every 10-minutes, as this protects your work from disasters such as power failures and network problems. Plus, it is generally a sensible way of keeping your work safe and secure. If you are working in a file that has been saved in OneDrive, your work should automatically be saved and version controlled by OneDrive. Just look for the "autosave" icon in the top left of the window and make sure it is switched on. 

Where should I save my work?

You can save your work in multiple places to make sure you always have a backup (e.g, your computer, hard drive, OneDrive, university web files, USB stick, google drive). Please note: We don't recommend using a USB memory stick as your primary saving location, as there is a greater risk of file corruption and they are easy to lose.


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