When Technology Is Against You

When Technology Is Against You: Protecting Your Files

Yesterday I had serious problems with technology. My mac just gave me a blank, black screen. My tablet the same. Even my smartphone was playing up. Apps weren't working. YouTube told me it didn't support my file format... since when does YouTube not support MP4?! Well actually it does. I finally managed to upload the same file later on in the day. The only thing I managed to do using my computer all day. Ever have a day like this? Do you sometimes feel like the technology fairies are plotting against you?

When my devices blocked my first thought was "What files will be lost if this doesn't reboot?" Luckily for me, I had a similar issue in the past and so took steps to make sure the important stuff would be safe.

I use Google Drive and One Drive to save important files. The stuff I would cry over if I lost it. I also sometimes email myself a copy of my work in progress. An "old school" method, but still an effective one. 

I also suggest backing up your files on a regular basis. You can find more information about how to back up your files at windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/back-up-files

  1. To back up your files
    1. Open Backup and Restore by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then clicking Backup and Restore.
    2. Do one of the following: If you've never used Windows Backup before, click Set up backup, and then follow the steps in the wizard.
What steps have you taken to make sure your files are safe? How often do you back up your files? 


  1. Thank you! Thousand times!!!!
    Especially since I always face such problems!

    All best!


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