👍 #893 - Why "Always Keep on this Device" Doesn't
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It's operating as designed, but some aspects of the design are, for lack of a better term, flakier than a snowstorm.
The problem this time? The "Always keep on this device" feature. It may not do what you think, and that can lead you to deleting things you don't want deleted.
Why "Always Keep on this Device" Doesn't has the details.
Also this week: Malware's never a reason for a new machine. Why I harp on "Back up first". Cloud backup is good, but not enough.
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Why "Always Keep on this Device" Doesn't
It may not mean what you think it means.
The "Always keep on this device" feature has misled people into deleting and losing important files. Here's why, and what to do instead.
Also This Week on Ask Leo!
My Machine's Full of Malware; Should I Get a New Computer?
|For some reason, many people's gut reaction to a malware infestation is to consider getting a new computer. That's unnecessary.|
Why Is "Back Up First" Your Recommendation for Everything?
|Nothing protects you and your data like a complete, recent backup, even when it might not be obvious. That's why I harp on it so much.|
Is Cloud Backup Enough?
|Cloud backup vs. backing up to an external drive isn't really a debate. Why not both?|
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Is Cloud Backup Enough?Cloud backup vs. backing up to an external drive isn't really a debate. Why not both?
Why Is 'Back Up First' Your Recommendation for Everything?Nothing protects you and your data like a complete, recent back up, even when it might not be obvious. That's why I harp on it so much.
Why Always Keep on this Device Doesn'tThe "Always keep on this device" feature has misled people into deleting and losing important files. Here's why, and what to do instead.
My Machine's Full of Malware; Should I Get a New Computer?For some reason, many people's gut reaction to a computer full of malware is to consider getting a new computer. That's unnecessary.
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