I recently had a problem with my computer that caused me no end of grief. Grief, in the fact my password list, WIPs, and more are inaccessible to me because of the problem with my newest computer, causing me to start over from the beginning with everything.
There are many places one can use to save work to access anytime from anywhere, which I should have done. There is the cloud, memory sticks, CDs, or any type of removable hardware that allows you to access your hard work in case the computer crashes.
This post is to enlighten you to the possible damage which can be caused by a computer glitch or worse. You could lose everything. From personal experience, I can say that starting over from scratch sucks.
A memory stick that plugs into a USB port is cheap compared to the time spent on projects. I will be using some type of storage device that can be removed from the computer and stored in a save place so I never lose my work again.
I recommend anyone working on a book or list of some type spend the money and get at least a 2 Gigabyte flash card for saving work to make it safe from hackers if you use the cloud or some online storage site. Personally, I don’t trust my information to someone I only know as a site and no one behind it.
Please save your work so you never have to go through what I have been for weeks.
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