Make Backing Up Files a Regular Part of Your Week

GRAPHIC: Three orange file folders, each with a UF GatorCloud service icon on them.

While saving files to your computer’s local drive is convenient, if your device is lost, stolen, or damaged, your data could be unrecoverable. Instead, don’t just save to your device’s C: drive–use a GatorCloud service as part of your regular file backup plan! With GatorCloud, you can protect your files on Microsoft OneDrive, Google Suite, and Dropbox. Added bonuses: UF’s versions of these popular services come with additional free storage and enhanced security via the use of GatorLink credentials.

We all know someone whose laptop has been fried or stolen…but an “operator error” (i.e., ourselves) can lead to accidentally deleting or overwriting an important photo or file. Storing data on a UF cloud-based service keeps files from cluttering or overworking your computer’s hard drive. In addition to extra storage, UF’s versions of Dropbox, OneDrive, and Google Suite provides ways to collaborate and share files from any location, from any internet-connected device, at any time.

Ready to get started with GatorCloud? Visit and review the chart showing the features of each service. Anyone in the UF community with questions about setting up or using a GatorCloud applications may contact the UF Computing Help Desk.