A Public Service Announcement: Backups

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kewms
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Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:28 pm Post

Even if you do not routinely backup your computer, PLEASE remember to do so before taking it in for service or otherwise giving other people access to it.

This announcement inspired by a very sad Scrivener user in our support system who didn't. :(

Katherine

PS And yes, you really should routinely backup your computer.
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KB
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Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:16 pm Post

Argh, yes, if you send a computer in to Apple for a fix, they have a tendency to replace your entire hard drive...
"You can't waltz in here, use my toaster, and start spouting universal truths without qualification."

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Jot
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Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:27 am Post

KB wrote:Argh, yes, if you send a computer in to Apple for a fix, they have a tendency to replace your entire hard drive...

They do indeed. They did exactly that to Bob the Weird MacBook. Twice! I got very good at restoring from Time Machine.
J