"Do You Make REGULAR Backups? If You Don't... It Could Cost You" copyright 2002 John Evans
One of very basic computer 'rules' is to always make backup copies of your important files.
That is not only good advice, it's extremely essential.
You've probably heard saying that it's not IF your hard drive will crash, but WHEN!
But crashing is not only way to lose files. What about accidently deleting files, and then emptying Recyle Bin?
Suppose you wanted to delete files on a floppy in your 'A' drive. Also suppose that you forgot to switch to 'A' drive before you hit "delete." I hate to admit it, but I've done this TWICE. (Some of us learn hard way.) So, I lost everything on hard drive.
Then, of course, I had to reinstall Windows, and find all floppies that contained my backup files, and reinstall everything. Very time-consuming.
It wasn't too bad at that time, because I had just started fooling around with computers, and didn't have much on mine. Hadn't even signed up for an online service, yet.
But what if my online business had been up and running at that time, and I had no backups...?
The second time this happened, I did have backups, but they were on 1.44mb floppies. A LOT of 1.44mb floppies.