Several years ago a friend who knew far more about computers than I did said to me, “It’s not if your hard drive will crash, it is when.” I have had at least two crashes, and my wife recently had one. As much as we depend on computers, we must realize that they are not eternal.
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I also use Dropbox, a service which allows me to synchronize files between computers. The Public folder, which allows the easy sharing of photos and other files, is also useful. A friend tells me that he has Dropbox on three computers (office, home, and laptop) so that all files stay up to date. By clicking from here you will get 2 GB free and a 250 MG bonus.