File Backup & Sync

by JL Beeken on 6-01-2012

Being the first of the month, it’s backup reminder day again. As I often change how I do my file backup based on available products, services and costs this is my latest rendition. … [continued]

Carbonite Backup: Moving Files

by JL Beeken on 5-01-2012

The Carbonite Backup Drive

When you install Carbonite it creates a Backup Drive on your computer. As it backs up your files, it will show a listing of all the files that have been backed up. You don’t need to log into your account to see this. Just scroll down Windows Explorer until you come to:

Carbonite Backup Drive … [continued]

WLPG: Date/Time Stamp Corruption

by JL Beeken on 1-28-2012

Windows 7Remember the WLPG GPS disaster of 2010? Well, that’s over, I guess. I don’t know. I haven’t been back.

I remember someone complaining about date/time stamp corruption in WLPG long after I recovered from the GPS/Exif damage. You know how things slide past you because you’re too busy. I thought it was probably just the latest screw-up and I was long gone, whew. … [continued]

Backup: How I Do It | Protect Your Files

by JL Beeken on 12-18-2011

Every time I write about backup I think it’s going to be the last time because, I mean, what else is there to say about it? … [continued]

In an effort to clean up lately I’ve found an easier route to update software. I tried Update Notifier but I like this better.  It’s under my immediate control and doesn’t require additional software that might give me only partial results. … [continued]

Cleaning Your Carbonite Backup Drive

by JL Beeken on 3-27-2011

CarboniteIf 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]

A Simple Backup Plan

by JL Beeken on 3-23-2011

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

by JL Beeken on 11-25-2010

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]

A Backup Plan: External Hard-Drives

by JL Beeken on 11-12-2010

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]

Windows Live Photo Gallery Cleanup Begins

by JL Beeken on 11-12-2010

Windows LiveI hope none of you got struck down by the Windows Live Photo Gallery disaster, although, I already know that’s not possible or true. … [continued]