Backup Copies of Documents
After a disaster, there is a good chance that you won’t have many of the necessary papers and documents you may need to get your life back into order. One way around this is to scan your documents NOW and then use Google Drive as a way to store those documents. A Google account and Google Drive is free for up to 15 GB.
Here’s another extra step you can do to make your files even more secure.
Encrypt your files before you drag them over to Google Drive.
The program I use is Axcrypt.
I put all the files I want to encrypt in one folder and then choose them all and encrypt them all at one time.
Then drag the files or upload the files into Google Drive.
Now your files are doubly encrypted and even if your Google account is compromised, your sensitive data is safe.
To Erase files from your computer, you can use the Eraser program from SourceForge.