The first sign of disaster was the start up taking forever. Then that dreaded spinning ball. In the end the computer was only starting about half the time and would crash with my web browser open.
A quick diagnostics and google search led to a dark place: the drive was failing.
Luckily I was able to drag my manuscripts and art files over to the cloud. (This was critical since I had been lazy on back ups.)
Here I am two weeks later: a new drive installed, mail files being rebuilt, browser being set up for all my accounts, writing documents back in hand.
Lesson definitely learned: back everything up regularly.
So what do you do for protecting documents? Do you back up to the cloud or an external drive? A combination of DropBox and GoogleDocs?
I’d love to hear how you protect your computer files, especially if you are using Scrivener.