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Monday, March 1, 2010

Lax

I am sharing my recent experience as a warning/reminder to you all. Last week my computer crashed.............
Yes, I had the important things backed up like our business files and I was very fortunate that a computer man was able to retrieve all my favorites (like all my blogs). But I had gotten very lax in backing up things like my recipes on my cookbook program, writing down my password for my Rhapsody membership, backing up my more recent work on my genealogy program and etc. You will also lose all your email addresses guaranteed. I am using a loaner computer right now until my new one arrives and fortunately I do have a computer guy that is terrific that will help me re-install my programs and get set back up with my new one. I am buying a Dell and it is coming with a free year service of back-up. If it looks like something that is good I think I just might continue it to avoid this scenario again. It is just so easy to become lax about backing things up and then puff...........all gone.

Update: After some research I will not use the back up service offered but will instead buy an external hard drive for around $100.00 (close to the yearly fee) and keep it all here with me.

8 comments:

Nancy said...

Ooooh, I haven't backed up my files in a loooong time. Thanks for the reminder.

I hope you can retrieve all of your data.

Farmchick said...

Such good advice....I would dearly miss all of my photographs.

Shammickite said...

OK, I'm going to take your advice and back up my files as soon as I've had breakfast.... hope the computer doesn't crash in the next 30 minutes.... keep your fingers crossed, people.

Lady Di Tn said...

Yep we all get to that point. Glad to hear you have a good geek to help you retrive. Peace

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Chatty Crone said...

We had to learn the same exact way. Once it happens you learn to back up. I do have to say though after awhile we have started letting it go longer.

A computer is great when it works and devestating when it doesn't.

I just recieved my own Dell and hubby is setting it up for me as I write.

Sorry it crashed on you and hope that you are able to get back most of your information.

Sandie

Chatty Crone said...

We had to learn the same exact way. Once it happens you learn to back up. I do have to say though after awhile we have started letting it go longer.

A computer is great when it works and devestating when it doesn't.

I just recieved my own Dell and hubby is setting it up for me as I write.

Sorry it crashed on you and hope that you are able to get back most of your information.

Sandie

Granny Annie said...

I keep my photograph files in Shutterfly so I can't lose them and I don't store financial information in my computer. My document files are either posted on my blog or transferred to flash drive. There is some program that is advertised that automatically backs up your files to the internet so they can't be lost in a crash but it worries me to get that much information floating around in cyberspace. Meanwhile I sure hope you get your stuff back. It is amazing what can be accomplished these days.