Backups are important!

For computers not connected to the Internet, cloud-based backup tools are not available to backup your data. In this case use an external backup drive, typically a 2 to 4 TB conventional disk-based spinning hard drive, to backup your data on a recurring schedule using a backup software tool. In Windows, File History can be used for backing up and Time Machine can be used for MAC OS .

Can I restore a deleted file in Windows?

Yes, deleted files are tagged as deleted and left in the Recycle Bin. Files can be restored as long as you have not emptied the files from the recycle bin. Once emptied, there is no guarantee you can recover these files, as these files are tagged to be overwritten.  For more information on how to backup your devices, please contact the LFS Learning Centre at