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In addition to the secutiry breach, my harddrive died and took a lot of info with it including passwords to several websites. I finally was able to get the link for RF to work. I got my PW by email and immediately got a new PW. Good to back! I see that I have a bunch of threads to plow through.
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It only costs me $100 per year to have a terabyte of storage on Dropbox. Everything lives on there, not just business files, although they constitute more than 90 percent of my digital stash. If you keep passwords on there, you should give the file a completely innocent sounding name. I know some folks who keep a file with passwords on a zip drive and use it to sign in. There there are those who use the same password for everything--in order to be hacked I suppose. There are all kinds of strategies, for example, pick a famous painting with lots of objects in it. Use names of objects as passwords. But he who does not back up or use cloud storage is doomed to grief from crashed disks.

I'm changing over all my computers to Win 7 only because Dropbox will no longer automatically update XP units, although you will still have access to the most current files in your Dropbox. We make a lot of use of Dropbox to coordinate the 3 people involved in our business.
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In addition to the secutiry breach, my harddrive died and took a lot of info with it including passwords to several websites. I finally was able to get the link for RF to work. I got my PW by email and immediately got a new PW. Good to back! I see that I have a bunch of threads to plow through.
John it's my understanding that only people with a lot of money get hacked.
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If you are going to upgrade to Win7 why not Win10? I am sure there is a free upgrade from Win7 to Win10 any more.
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If you are going to upgrade to Win7 why not Win10? I am sure there is a free upgrade from Win7 to Win10 any more.
I think the free upgrade has expired, or maybe it is the end of this month.

I also use DropBox, mainly for my pictures...lots of them! :-)

And I have a Western Digital MyCloud 4T drive that I back up everything to.

And a NAS box with a lot of storage on it also.

...I still get into trouble from time to time. :-(

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... my harddrive died and took a lot of info with it including passwords to several websites.
Does it spin?

I have a software application I purchased years ago. It comes with a dongle so I can plug it into a usb port and boot to the drive. They claim if the drive will spin, the information can be recovered.

Here is the link
Try free data recovery software to view deleted files

Try it out for free. Unfortunately you will have to pay in order to save the info.

I had a drive crash and was able to recover 60K + pictures.

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My old computer is in the trash. When it died, it went out with a bang. Hard drive would cost more to replace and reboot than buying a new computer. Keyboard couldn't be read as all the paint was worn off. It was Windows 7. Now I have a laptop with Windows 7. Having to go through websites and get new PWs.
FWIW, I had Staples techs look at it and they tried everything to revive it but to no avail. I was impressed as they didn't try to sell me things I didn't need. Explained what they offered in laptops and let me make the decision. Had to as the wife wasn't there.

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Glad ya made it back John...

read the W10 threads before you touch W10...
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A good reminder of why we need to go to our browsers copy the passwords and other information necessary to get back in space.


To those who don't know, there is nothing special about the so called cloud. It's just a gimmick name given to someone else's harddrive(s).

You have your own cloud and it's a whole lot faster to access than anything on the net. Especially when the net is down.

For the money you spend to "access the cloud," you can buy a back up drive that connects to your computer via a USB connection. If you're a bit more savvy, you can install a second drive in your desktop.

QUOTE=Knothead47;1302913]In addition to the secutiry breach, my harddrive died and took a lot of info with it including passwords to several websites. I finally was able to get the link for RF to work. I got my PW by email and immediately got a new PW. Good to back! I see that I have a bunch of threads to plow through.[/QUOTE]

The reason I have what you want is, I never lent it out before.

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