Here’s another reason to use Dropbox to share files.
Yesterday I called my cousin in Georgia, as I do periodically.
She was in the midst of backing up all her files to disk because her computer was acting funny, sending up ‘weird messages’ and crashing every few minutes. … [continued]
If you use Carbonite you’ll know that it creates a Backup Drive on your computer where you can view all the files that are backed up to their server as well as all files that are pending backup. … [continued]
I just watched Thomas’ webinar (available at Legacy webinars on CD) called Backing Up: Your Genealogy Data and if I didn’t already have a simple backup plan I still wouldn’t. … [continued]
Finding the ancestors is a challenge right now but I’m making progress.
Anyone who doesn’t have a Windows Live Photo Gallery disaster on their hands is probably saying, “Whew, glad it wasn’t me.” Or if you don’t use Vista or Windows 7, you might be saying, “Whew, nothing to do with me, Next!”
For the few of us left, and for the future … … [continued]
Now comes the nasty part of the Windows Live Photo Gallery Cleanup. The ANCESTORS. 108 folders with 6,173 files. Although, not every single one of them is an image file. A few are text or PDF. It’s a broad count. Maybe there’s only 5,586 images, precisely. … [continued]
Today, my second Western Digital WD Elements 640 GB Portable External Hard Drive arrived in the mail from Amazon. It’s presently in the midst of receiving my 200 GB of personal files.
Here’s an actual Fort Knox backup plan. I thought I already had one. Surprise! … [continued]
You’ve now heard about how Windows Live Photo Gallery applied false GPS co-ordinates to 10,000 of my photographs. Then you heard about how WLPG also damaged the EXIF on those photos.
Now for some better news. … [continued]
Moving on to lighter matters. Preservation of your digital files.
If you think because your files are backed up to extra hard-drives and disks you’re good to go for the next hundred years, or even five, think again. … [continued]
So, the big question is: Did my files survive the computer crash? How well did my file backup serve me? Because we just love to hear those stories of utter devastation, don’t we? The pictures of towers burnt to a crisp. Melted hard-drives. Wisps of charcoal where wires used to be. … [continued]
If you ask me, we’re taking our computers way too much for granted. How much of your important life stuff is on a computer?” … [continued]