I was helping an older aunt today. She has 400MB of files in her my docs folder. Not much size wise, but lots of small files she wouldn't want to lose.
I talked about how she should backup her data, but it was over her head. I know win 7 can do backup natively, but then you need the external hard drive or get the data offsite, monitor the backups (they could stop working and you likely won't know it?).
THen I thought of dropbox. Install it on her machine, there's a hack / tweak to set the folder location (change it to c:\users\username\documents (or use the username as the root and only backup desktop, favorites, docs, pics, etc.).
as long as you keep it under 2 GB it is completely free.
Thoughts on doing that to be able to know her files are protected?