Protecting Your Work with Automatic and Manual Backups
In This Chapter
Figuring out how and why to use backups
Changing the automatic backup preferences
Turning off automatic backup for a project
Creating a backup file manually
Opening a backup file
I’ve dropped my laptop onto a hard tile floor and scratched the hard drive, had a water bottle leak onto a three-day-old laptop when my tote bag fell over in the car, and had a hard drive go bad within two weeks of buying the computer.
The moral of the story? Things happen. Kids, animals, viruses, natural disasters, spilled coffee, thieves, and manufacturing defects. The worst-case scenario is that you lose everything, but if you’re backing up your important files — and all your writing is important — then a damaged computer can be nothing more than a nuisance.
I’ll take the nuisance any day.
Follow the strategies in this chapter to mitigate the effects of your next disaster.