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Learn how to store electronic copies of your important documents, in case you need them in an emergency.

Pros and cons of common document storage solutions

Before you can store electronic copies of your documents, you will need to decide where you are going to store them.

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When you’re in an emergency, you want to make things as smooth as possible. That’s why you should select a storage solution that allows you to access and share your important documents in the easiest way for you, so you can concentrate on getting back on track.

There are a number of ways you can store your documents electronically. The best choice for you will depend on your own circumstances and needs. You may also consider using a combination of these solutions, to ensure you can access your important documents with or without an internet connection or working device.

Step-by-step instructions on how to store your documents

Watch Sandra, Jay, Jack, and the Nguyens describe their approach to safely storing electronic copies of their documents. They will help you pick an option that’s right for your circumstances, so you can follow their steps on your own, or with support.

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“The last thing I want is all my private information to be floating out there in different locations”

Follow Sandra who will show you how to store your documents on your phone or computer.

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“To be honest, the big tech companies already know everything about me. Let’s get it done as quickly as possible.”

Follow Joy who will show you how to store your documents in the cloud.

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“I’m a bit conservative when it comes to my personal information. What’s important is it’s all in one place.”

Follow Jack who will show you how to store your documents on a USB.

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“We don’t use the Internet very much, but our daughter taught us how to use emails.”

Follow the Nguyens who will show you how to store your documents within emails.

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Download our overview of the pros and cons of the most common storage solutions so you can make the choice that's right for you.

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