About this time of year, I try to repost this article.
It’s about a free synchronization software I have used for a number of years now and am really happy with it.
I have it installed on my laptop and netbook and the files in folders I have designated are smoothly synchronized between the two. The data is also stored on their servers, meaning I have another location of data.
I love the saying “There are two types of computer users: Those who have lost data and those who will lose data!”
I’ve lost more data than you can imagine, but I haven’t really lost any “work”.
And this is the important part.
Approximately once a year, I write a post very similar to this and recommend users to a free service I use called SugarSync.
They give you 5GB of free storage and you can sync across multiple computers. They have paid plans but that’s your choice.
I recommend this software for one reason alone: I truly believe it’s great software.
Now, in the interests of full discloser, I do get extra storage space for everybody who signs up and uses the service using my referral link and you will too if you refer people.
The software offers some cool features, including the ability to email files to your storage – which is great if you are on the move and don’t have access to your own PCs.
So, please take a look at the site and even take the tour, you regret not doing it!
Now, the last time I posted this recommendation, somebody emailed me or commented, I can’t remember, and said I was crazy if I thought 5GB was enough to back up their data.
And I am not and I don’t.
The 5GB should be used for stuff like map files and other “work”. Too often I’ve heard mappers or modders complain that they stopped work on a mod because their HDD died and they didn’t have back ups.
5GB could be enough to save your life’s work or at least a good proportion of it.
Not everybody is fortunate enough to be able to afford spare hard drives etc. As long as you have a net connection, then you can use this software.
Thanks for reading.
5th May 2013
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