Archive for the ‘Backing Up’ Category


How To Restore Previous File Version With Carbonite

Dear Computer Lady, I have been using Carbonite for the past few months but I had a problem that I thought Carbonite would have saved me from but it did not. I had a virus (or something) that caused a number of my files to get corrupted. So, I went to Carbonite to recover my […]

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Your Files Can Be Held For Ransom!

Earlier this year, a terrible new type of malware known as ransomware began to appear. This month, the spread of this ransomware has exploded, and new versions are even harder to detect. The Cryptolocker hijacker quietly searches through your hard drive, and any other networked drives that your computer can access including your server, finds […]

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Why Do We Need Carbonite?

Dear Computer Lady, I don’t understand about Carbonite back up? I have a external hard drive backing up once a week.& the old hard drive out of my old computer, & pictures backed up on cds? Why would I need anything else? Ronald

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Software To Backup Hard Drive

Hi Elizabeth, longtime subscriber, Love your site. I saw in today’s newsletter in the first question response — that a virus or other malware can cause so much trouble it’s better to just backup your hard drive files and do a clean install of windows. You mentioned this is what you do often in your […]

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Creating Recovery Disks

Dear Computer Lady, Thank you for all of your help over the years! I bought a Sony Vaio E Series last August and did not make recovery discs. Can I still make them now? What kind of “discs” should I use and how do I do this?? Thank you, Joanne

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What Does Carbonite Backup?

Dear Computer Lady, Does Carbonite also back up your operating system along with your programs and email? Thank you, Frank

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Keeping Files On External Hard Drive

Dear Computer Lady, I’ve been a reader of your emails for quite some time and they are very helpful so first let me say Thank you for all your help, I have helped others with your columns. My question is-I want to move some files with pictures and other info to an external hd which […]

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How To Save Favorites

Dear Computer Lady, I have an older HP windows XP, I want to take it back down like it was when I got it. How do I save my Favorites? I have quite a few, and I would never know how to get them back, because it’s things I just run onto and then wanted […]

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How Many Backups Should I Keep?

Dear Computer Lady, I’ve received your newsletters for years. I can’t count the ideas from it. My question is, how many complete hard drive back-ups should I keep on my external hard drive? My internal hard drive in my H-P is one Terra-byte, and my external one is also the same. I use Acronis True […]

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How To Save Excel File to A USB Drive

Dear Computer Lady, I am not familiar with exactly how to use a data disk. I have a Microsoft spreadsheet file that I would like to put on a disk. If I do and make changes to the file how do I get the changes to the disk on the disk? I have Windows 7. […]

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