Computer Backup

Preparing for a Computer Crash

After a 3-day weekend in Washington, D.C., attending my daughter’s college graduation, I sat down at my computer on Monday morning to get caught up and give my week a good start. The universe had other plans. Within minutes, I had upended a full cup of water onto the floor, right where my computer sits. Amazingly, the computer was still working. But some of the water had gone into the fan slots at the top. So I shut down the…

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The Computer Graveyard

After five and a half years of helping clients with their clutter,  I have gotten accustomed to encountering what I call the Computer Graveyard. Here’s the scenario.  You get a new computer, and you start using it.  You don’t want to get rid of the old computer just yet, just in case something malfunctions on the new one, so you put the old one on the floor next to your desk.  Days go by, then weeks, then months, and the…

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Back Up Your Computer Without Thinking

If you’ve ever had a computer crash, the first thought that comes into your mind is, “Yikes!  When was the last time I backed up my computer?”    The answer almost always is, “Not recently enough”, or worse yet, “Never”. Thanks to the Internet, you never have to ask yourself that question again.  You can back up your computer to the so-called “cloud” and stop worrying.

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