Product Review: The Power of the FreeAgent DockStar

Amazingly, not two weeks after we talked about the importance of backing up digital files, my laptop died. Thankfully, I had begun using my FreeAgent Go External Hard Drive during that series, and my files were all backed up for the first time in a long time! Because I not only blog but also work…

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Organizing Computer Files: A Step-by-Step Plan

I hope you've already taken time this week to purge your digital files and rename any with ambiguous titles. If not, I encourage you to go back and do that before moving on to the next step of setting up a computer file system. There are a couple benefits to tackling this project in two…

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Choosing a Backup Solution That Works for You

Whether your computer holds business documents, personal records or photos, backing up your files is an important -- and often neglected -- task.  We've all heard from people who've had their hard drive crash and lost all of their data. A friend of mine lost all of the photos from her son's first six weeks…

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Knowing What to Send to the Recycle Bin

One of the biggest obstacles to organizing digital files is simply deciding what should be kept and what should be deleted. Unlike paper files, digital files don't take up physical space in your home, and it's tempting to keep more for that reason. To be honest, I'm not sure I've found the perfect balance in…

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Organizing Computer Files: Thinking Through Your Needs

I continue to believe that one of the most important steps in getting organized is to take some time before you begin to really think about what you need to make a system work. It's not enough to simply pick up someone else's system and put it in place in your own life without this…

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