#946 - Why Can't I Get My Account Back?
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Lost & Gone Forever
No, not Clementine, but your account. Or rather the accounts (formerly) belonging to many people coming to me for help.
I'll admit that I get tired of harping on it, but given the rate of permanent account loss I see, it's the only thing I can do.
Don't lose your account. Why Can't I Get My Account Back? will help you avoid that disaster.
Also this week:
- Your data CAN be safe in the cloud.
- You can use Cryptomator to encrypt your data.
- You can recover your Microsoft account later as long as you do something first.
As always, links below.
Saved! Backing Up with Macrium Reflect
You might have noticed the ad for my new course to the right, or down below. It's still half off, but I'm definitely more than half finished! The price goes up on 1/15. If you're at all considering it, make sure to decide before then.
If you've already got the course, keep checking back! I've been adding more lessons, and listening to your feedback along the way.
Gary and I took the week between holidays off.
Why Can't I Get My Account Back?
It happens a lot.
Way too often, I hear from people who have lost their accounts permanently. Here's how to avoid being one of them.
Also This Week on Ask Leo!
Is My Information Safe in the Cloud?
|'The cloud' is the latest buzzword for internet-based services. It's important to understand a few things about cloud security.|
Recover Your Account Later by Setting Up a Microsoft Recovery Code Now
|A recovery code created in advance can help you regain access to your Microsoft account if you get locked out.|
Cryptomator: Encryption for Your Cloud Storage
|Cryptomator is a powerful tool to protect the data you store in the cloud.|
Who Is My Home Network Administrator?
|Some Windows messages indicate that something was set by your network administrator. That's probably you, even if you didn't do it.|
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Who Is My Home Network Administrator? (Spoiler: It's You. Here's Why.)Some Windows messages indicate that something was set by your network administrator. That's probably you, even if you didn't do it.
Cryptomator: The Most Secure Encryption for Your Cloud Storage! (And Boxcryptor Alternative)Cryptomator is a powerful tool for data encryption of your cloud storage.
Recover Your Account Later by Setting Up a Microsoft Recovery Code NowA Microsoft recovery code created in advance can help you regain access to your Microsoft account if you get locked out.
Why Can't I Get My Account Back?Way too often, I hear from people who can't get their accounts back after being lost. Here's how to avoid being one of them.
Clear Google Search HistoryYou can delete the history associated with your Google account by visiting myactivity.google.com and choosing the options to delete some or all of your recorded activity, including but not limited to searches. You might also want to delete the history in your browser. In both cases, however, there are scenarios where even deleted history might be recovered by Google and/or law enforcement.
Is My Information Safe in the Cloud?'The cloud' is the latest buzzword for internet-based services. It's important to understand a few things about cloud security.
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Saved! Backing Up with Macrium Reflect 8 - Online Course
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