My intuition was talking to me last week. It occurred to me that I had not done a full system backup on my computer for a long time. I don’t even have a regular schedule for doing a back up of my computer files at home. Usually I think about it around the first of the month and manually transfer important documents to a jump drive. But this month I got busy with all of the spring time chores that are in such demand. I know that sounds like a lame excuse and I bet you can guess what’s coming. I should have backed up my computer when I thought about it last week. But I let that little voice in my head convince me that it was OK to let it slide a while longer.
So this morning, I made my coffee and shuffled over to my computer and swished the mouse to wake it from sleep mode. Nothing happened. Tried to boot it from the start button. Nothing. Unplugged it and plugged it in again. Nothing.
All of today’s aggravation of trying to recover my files from a crashed hard drive could have been easily avoided if I had signed up for the free backup program at IDrive Online Backup. This site gives you up to 2 GB of storage free. That’s plenty of space for my personal files at home. I should have done this last week when I had that thought.