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792 days ago
That is what you are saying when you do not routinely backup your computer files. Whether you are doing this for a hobby or running a business, one of the most important thing is to make a backup of the files you have stored on your computer. It is very simple to copy your files to a thumb drive and the thumb drives can hold all your files unless you have a lot of video files and then there are solutions that you should have. Files that cannot be replaced should be saved in several places.
The most expensive things on your computer are your original creative works. They ARE your inventory and it is so easy to save them and so hard if you loose them and try to recover.
I think I should preach this sermon more often, because it is not a matter of if your computer storage will fail it is a matter of when. Storing things on line at Google or someother specific place is better than not storing them anywhere, but are you sure they will be around, and you have no REAL guarantee of security against snooping.
I helped the proprietor of the local music store try to recover a half year of business when his system crashed and he had not done his backups. He had quite a few study recordings of his students that were lost forever as well as the business records. He knew how to make music and knew how to buy and sell instruments, but no one had ever taught him how to run business software and he did not understand the importance of backups. That incident came close to putting him out of business until he managed to convince the IRS auditor that he really had not backed up his files. He still ending up paying quite a large tax bill he probably would not have had to pay if he had not lost his expense records.
-- My mother named me Hamilton, I have been trying to earn my nickname ever since.