Backing Up Your Stuff Part 5: Where Is It #1?

Written by Richard Lowe

I don't know about you, but I love to collect cool downloads offrepparttar internet. I've got thousands of stationary files, desktop themes and ICQ skins, as well as more thousands of screen savers and wallpaper files. Most of these special files are stashed in obscure locations which makes them difficult to back up and a pain to restore.

However, if you know whererepparttar 132078 various applications store their data files, you can make copies of those to your hearts content. Programs such as Second Copy and InSync are perfect for this job, although in a pinch you can simply dragrepparttar 132079 files to your writeable CD drive.

Outlook Stationary Files

Something that I love is outlook stationary. I think it great to receive a cool email with a nice background, perhaps a graphic of some kind and some cool sound. I know my wife likes to get an "Love" email from me with, say, a gigantic heart and some gentle romantic music.

In fact, it's very simple to build up a huge collection of stationary files. There are tens of thousands of them available for installation all overrepparttar 132080 internet. The problem is: whererepparttar 132081 heck are these things installed?

The answer is simple:

C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedStationery

Stationary files are always in this location (I have searched very hard and have never found a way to change this directory). I guess thatrepparttar 132082 drive letter could change if you installedrepparttar 132083 operating system somewhere other thanrepparttar 132084 C partition, but I have not tried that out myself.

Each piece of stationary consists of one standard HTML file and a number of additional graphic and sound files. By far most themes consist ofrepparttar 132085 single HTML file, one graphic and perhaps one sound file.

How Safe Is Your DATA?

Written by Simon Morris

What would you do if you switched your computer on tomorrow morning, only to see an error message and to find that some of your important files had become corrupted? You may no longer be able to open some files - or, even worse, files might have gone missing without a trace.

Welcome torepparttar world of data loss!

If you rely on your computer, then this would be a total disaster. If you run any kind of web site or online business, things would get worse before they got better.

Imagine losing your entire ezine subscriber base. Need I say more? Backing up your data on a regular basis is not an option, but a necessity - forrepparttar 132074 sake of both your business and your sanity.

Considerrepparttar 132075 following statistics, which showrepparttar 132076 most common reasons for data loss:

42% Mechanical Failure 34% Human Error 15% Software Failure 6% Viruses 3% Natural Disaster (Statistics taken from The Security News)

Repeat out loud: Backup, backup, backup!!

Now that you've gotrepparttar 132077 message, you'll need to know how to go about backing up your data. There are several options available, but forrepparttar 132078 purpose of this article I want to concentrate onrepparttar 132079 different methods of online backup available overrepparttar 132080 internet.

Basically, there are two types of online backup services. Withrepparttar 132081 first, once you have downloadedrepparttar 132082 software and installed it on your PC you just connect torepparttar 132083 backup provider's server and away you go. Just selectrepparttar 132084 files you want backed up and then transfer them overrepparttar 132085 internet, rather like using FTP to upload your web pages to your web host.

This option usually entails a monthly fee of anywhere from $5-$20. The software is easy to use, and restoring your files is just as simple as backing them up inrepparttar 132086 first place. You can back up as many files as you wish and even your entire PC if you like, although this will take quite some time.

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