I see Students, Faculty and Staff almost every week who have lost data from a failed hard drive on their Mac or PC due to not backing up that important data- those papers, photos, theses, music, even book’s they are in the process of writing. I cannot stress enough how important it is to utilize the free back up space we have here on campus. It is equally important to remember to back up on a regular basis.
Since LIS worked so hard on updating Middfiles, I thought it would be a good ideas to remind Apple users how to put the Middfiles shortcut in your dock for a quick back up of all your important work. Click on the link below to connect to the server. Then type smb://middfiles.middlebury.edu/middfiles into the server address box. When the Middfiles folder is up and you can see the title as Middfiles on the Middfiles folder, drag the icon next to that title to your dock next to (but not in) the trash icon in your dock.
Now you are ready take on the task of backing up starting with just a click on the icon in your dock!