Tips and Tricks: Backing Up Your Files

Let’s face it. Computers are a huge part of our life. They have become the place we store everything – from work files to personal photos.

Even though we rely on them so much, we also know they aren’t perfect and sometimes they malfunction and crash. Since you never want to live through your own personal electronic apocalypse, it’s critical that you backup your data. 

The great news for you is that we make it extremely easy to create a single ShipWorks backup file that contains all of your order data, templates, and settings. These backup files are portable and can be restored on any PC running ShipWorks. 

Since we know two of the biggest excuses for not backing up data are “I’m too busy” and “I don’t know how,” we’ve gone the extra mile and made the process fast, and we are about to show you how. You can watch a step-by-step video or keep reading and follow the screen shots.

There are only six easy steps (Yes, we promise it’s easy. One of the steps is clicking “OK” and you can’t get much easier than that!), so make sure you do this today!

1. Click on the ShipWorks Application Menu in the top left corner of your screen. Then, click “Backup ShipWorks.”


2. Click “Browse.”


3. Navigate to where you want to save your backup, and then type a name for the backup.  (Hint – we strongly recommend saving your backup to a USB flash drive or another portable drive so that if your computer crashes, your data is still safe.)


4. Once you’ve named your file, click “Save.”image

5. Then, click “Backup.”


6.  Click “OK."  Yea!! You’ve successfully backed up your data. You can now breathe a sigh of relief because you know your ShipWorks data is safe.