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    Where to save my files?

    I am going to sell my laptop and I need to save my files somewhere first - is it safe to use cloud or dropbox?

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    Id just get an external harddrive off amazon, they're only cheap

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    external HD
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    external HD and then make a backup on a different PC.

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    Where to save my files?

    External hd or a large flash drive. The external is the better option. It's harder to lose and you'll have enough space to save all your files and future files. They're less than 100 bucks at your local retailer


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    To answer the OP question, I use dropbox all the time for business stuff and personal stuff. Never had a problem, and if the amount of files does not exceed the free allowance, you save the dough on an external...
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    Be sure to wipe the laptop drive and re-install the OS before you sell it.

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    Remember to save the stuff in two separate places. Maybe an ex-HD and a flash-drive.

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    Save it all to a USB, then throw the laptop into the river (safest way you know).....

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    Save to an external HD or SSD for personal stuff. As mentioned wipe the laptop HD, there are several programs that can do this some for free and reinstall the OS and updates. That way you will have no worries about data loss and the buyer will receive a clean machine.
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    what about me?

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    sort of how you dispose a body? (too much CSI)

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    I've tried using an external hard drive and several USBs. My problem with those is, since I am on the move, I end up losing the USB and once, even broke an external hard drive as I was bringing my things from my car to the house. I am thinking the cloud will be the best and safest (safe from my clumsiness) way to save my files. Is there a problem with these two?

    I've heard from an IT friend that it is possible to secure your cloud using netskope. When I researched it though, I found that it is mostly for business! That is not really something I can afford.
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    Re: Where to save my files?

    I use crashplan to back all of my stuff up to the cloud. Is $6 per month for unlimited storage. I have around 2tb uploaded. The caveat is that it takes a long time to upload that much data and you will possibly hit your data cap on your ISP.

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    The socks are strong with this one.

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    The problem I always had was forgetting to do the backups. What I did was put a server up in the loft and stick a utility on the computer so that it automatically backs up to it every day. I picked a time that the computer is usually on and if it misses one, no big deal, it'll catch it the next day. It's not an expensive thing to do, an old Dell server, chuck a few hard-drives in it and you're off. I ran cable years ago but you could do it wireless if it's easier.

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    Re: Where to save my files?

    You can use crashplan to schedule backups to a USB disk, another computer in the house, or a friend's computer in another location... For free. You only have to pay when you back up to their cloud servers.

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