Easy, Fast and Simple Back-up Fable Fox firstname.lastname@example.org | http://www.fablefox.com
When my PC got stolen, I lost a lot of work, including but not limited to book chapters, movie script and song lyrics.
It was, in part, my fault. I usually back-up to my thumb drive, and I sent my thumb drive for repair when I got hit. I guess when it rains, it pours.
So I bought another thumb drive for a safe keeping. After all, I only burn completed projects and downloaded items.
There are a few plusses backing up to a thumb drive:
- Cheap, you can write an unlimited number of times to the thumb drive.
- Files are uncompressed. You can bring it with you and edit it on any PC or laptop with a USB connection. Having on the USB portable application such has Portable Open Office or any word editor make the job easier. I usually use .txt for lyric files and most PCs have a text editor.
All that I use is a free and simple application called SynchronX.
But first, fail to plan - plan to fail.
Because of SynchronX's limitation, it's best to put all your project folder into one large project folder. Such as this:
All project directories (book, scripts, lyrics) inside one main project directories.
Then you run SX.
Note that C:\project\ is on the hard disk while E:\project\ is on the thumb drive. Click Start to back-up.
I'm sure it's easy for you too access your project files. You can either create a link to that file from the desktop, or from the recent list on the program File menu. Did you know you can create a link to a directory from the desktop? Anyway, easy back up. Bye :-)