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LadyScozz Report 24 Apr 2012 10:42

Backup! Backup! Backup! Can't say it enough!

I've got a Maxtor One Touch

My old computer went into meltdown. If I didn't have the Maxtor, years of work would have been lost.

A good idea is to keep some email on hotmail (or similar). If you lose your IP inbox you'll still have the hotmail.


LD Report 24 Apr 2012 15:17

I would like to add another tip if I may.

I am sure many people go on trips tracing their roots, taking photos of places their ancestors lived and even pics of gravestones.
When you have finished taking your photos, remove the memory card from your camera and put it in your pocket. Then if you stop at a cafe for a drink and your camera gets stolen, or you leave it on the train at least you still have the pics.
Cameras can be replaced on the insurance, photos can't !


JoyDean Report 5 Sep 2012 18:34



Pam Report 5 Sep 2012 20:57

I've tried copy and paste since the changes to the site and it doesn't work.
I copy from the appropriate board and paste into Word but I get a blank page with coloured wavey lines indicating errors in the original text.


LadyScozz Report 6 Sep 2012 01:50

Another tip ~

Get a Hotmail address and get a cloud!

If your computer fries, the info will always be on the Hotmail.

You can put loads there, documents, photographs etc

You can share the password with friends & rellies if you want.


Kense Report 29 Oct 2014 08:46