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Many Play Russian Roulette with Critical Files

John Howard/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- If you’re like most people, you’ve got critical files on your PC at work and home or on your smartphone.

And while most people back up their files, many don’t, according to a survey conducted by hard drive manufacturer Seagate and Harris Interactive.

When 2,205 people were asked whether their digital content was valuable, 90 percent of respondents agreed. However, 19 percent of men acknowledged that they never back up their files at all and 30 percent of women admitted the same.

As for how often people back up their files, just 10 percent claimed to do it every day and only eight percent utilize cloud backup services such as DropBox and Carbonite. Mostly, people will use external hard drives and USB flash drives to store their stuff for safekeeping.

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