HI E, That is great if they can get most of your data! I have two USB drives now and a USB memory stick for the little stuff I want to take with or work on one or the other of my computers. IT works great for editing books. There is an old adage about backups. There are two kinds of people that need backups. Those that do them and those that don't. When I got my first computer one of the first programs I learned well was the backup program. I use to back my Mac up on floppies. I had a double set which I alternated and ran a backup religiously every other day. Katie Hill You can learn a lot if you are humble enough to listen. Lynn Lewis Warren Email: Kaitlyn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 503-777-7155 -----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of E. Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2007 2:20 AM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Fw:O.T.: WHERE WAS THE PROOF READER? I have learned more about my computer crash. It was not a virus or a worm. It was my hard disk going bad. Fortunately I have much of it backed up on a portable hard disk. I must say i find portable hard disks marvelous. it is possible to hook them up to a USB port where they function just like a hard disk inside a computer. They make backing up files and moving files from computer to computer a snap. As for being careful, I do know folks suggest the use of routers to stop certain kinds of invasions as well as software-based security such as anti-virus oprograms and spy protection. Everybody has their own ideas about which specific pieces of hardware and software work but many are free or very low cost and can be set up to function in the background without any or very little action from the actual computer user. The good news is they think they can grab everything off my old disk and give me a new one. No idea quite when the computer will be home. We are in the middle of a snow storm so scheduling in the area is going to have to wait a few days. E. To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line. To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.