4 Responses to “Computer catastrophe”

  1. Lynn Spangler March 15, 2011 at 3:36 PM #

    Angela,

    I use a flash drive and back-up my work every day just in case. We’ve had drives crash on us but thankfully my writing was never completely wiped out. Now I’m working off a new laptop (Valentine’s Day gift) but I still back-up everything irregardless. A lesson learned from countless computer moves when I was working. We always had to save our personal drives somewhere because we moved so much.

    Hope things get back to normal asap for you.

    Lynn~

  2. Scott Evans March 15, 2011 at 3:45 PM #

    Oh dear! But yes I’m glad that you stressed the point of having backup of your data! From time to time I get the odd request for help when something goes horribly wrong that cannot be resolved easily or the OS has been compromised (aka Windows) the first question I ask is do you have a recent backup? Sadly the answer is usually no! then they have the cheek to complain about loosing their data…

    As I’m a Debian (Linux) user, I’m a big fan of rsync this can do (and more!) the function of Time Machine. I must admit that I’m not a fan of Apple/Mac (way too many reasons to mention here!)

  3. Shannon Stacey March 15, 2011 at 4:15 PM #

    I keep my current work in the Dropbox folder, but I just went and installed Carbonite. Your Mac’s scaring my Mac.

  4. Jill Shalvis March 16, 2011 at 4:23 PM #

    This happened to me two weeks ago, My beloved MacBook Pro had epic failure, I couldn’t get past the gray screen. I had the extended care and they replaced the logic board for free, but if I hadn’t had all my important files in Dropbox, I’d have lost the morning’s work. And I’d have cried.

    I am really curious about Carbonite though. You likey?

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