What is ‘Google Takeout’?

What is ‘Google Takeout’?

Backups are essential.
If you’ve been following this blog for any length of time, you know that I’m a huge Google fan. I mean, there’s just so much you can do with Google… it can literally organize your life! And for me, it has.

But you might worry about how secure Google might be. Let’s face it, if you’re depending on Google for storage of anything that’s important, the last thing you want is to have security issues.

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Using Google to Protect Your Data

Using Google to Protect Your Data

Is there anything that Google cannot help us with?

A little while ago, I wrote a blog post about backing up your files. You can read it here if you missed it.

I thought I’d share a story about my own situation. As a VA, it’s doubly important that files are backed up.

In my naivety, I thought that having files backed up to an external hard drive would protect those files for life. Suddenly, the hard drive couldn’t be read by any computer in our house. I was devastated because the majority of the photos on that drive were photos of my second son. Baby photos.

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13 Ways to Avoid Sudden File Loss

13 Ways to Avoid Sudden File Loss

You’re in a time crunch for a big presentation with a client. You’re not sure, but you think you ate a meal today. You KNOW you haven’t slept much. Who can sleep when the pressure’s on? But this presentation has to get done, you just have one more point to address in that report and you’re all set. You come back from grabbing a coffee and access the computer file you need to work on.

But where is it?

You saved it, it was right here, in THIS folder on your hard drive. But you can’t seem to see the file.

What’s going on?

A restart of your system confirms what you’ve been dreading. The file is gone, along with several others in the same location.

Time to pull an all-nighter, because you have to do the whole thing over again.

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