That Time that Dropbox Saved my Life (And by “Life,” I Mean Book)

My old iMac finally gave up after seven long years of service. Not one virus in all that time. I loved that machine. But when it gave me two white screens of death in as many days, I knew that it was time to make the switch to a new computer before it was too late to transfer the files.

Thank god I am the backup queen, or I would never have made it.

Five years ago, I bought massive terabyte sized external harddrives, and all of my music, movies, TV shows, and photos were moved there for safekeeping. Three years ago, I got a Dropbox account, and all of my writing has been backed up there. I got Scrivener two years ago, and those files are backed up on Dropbox as well.

That’s why switching to a new computer and setting it up with my old configuration and my manuscripts intact took only a couple of hours. What an enormous relief! The only thing I’ve really lost are my browser bookmarks, and I never really used them anyway.

So thank you, Dropbox, for saving my life. And my sanity. And my book.


About therealdelia

When Delia was five years old, her teacher asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, and she replied, "I want to be a writer and tell stories." That desire never changed, though it's manifested in many different ways throughout the years. Delia lives in a big old house in a small town near the Missouri River with her Scottish terrier, Layla, and she spends her days surrounded by books and good friends.

Posted on August 18, 2014, in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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