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Stolen laptop - lost files

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My laptop was stolen and I wanted to know if there is a way that I can recover my designs.  I was able to download the software onto my new laptop and hoped and prayed that somehow my designs would come up, but nothing.  Is there a way for me to recover my designs?  please help!!!!

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Do you backup to One Drive, Google Drive or Dropbox ?, or have them on a Flash Drive or External HD Drive?

 

Or have a Image or recent Clone of your Old Laptop's HardDrive?  ( I can recommend Macrium Reflect for scheduled Imaging to an external HDD)

 

Chief does not automatically backup files to the "cloud" if that's what you are hoping for....

 

 

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A good reason why you should always save a back-up somewhere other than your hard drive/s you usually use. Which reminds me, I need to do my back-ups real soon. Katy, the woman I was working for called me last week and couldn't find a file that was supposed to be on drop box but was no where to be found. She was glad (again) that I keep back ups of everything on an external drive.

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I use Carbonite to backup to the cloud

 

but only for archival purpose

 

I prefer not to work from the cloud

 

I'm afraid all of your projects are gone gone gone :(

 

Lew

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I started putting my working project files on Dropbox.  That gives me flexibility to access them on my laptop at home or my work computer at work.

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Yeah, that is painful, been there before.  I have 2 external hardrive backups, 1 NAS backup, OneDrive and Sugarsync.  I hate that feeling, so I'm Nazi about my backups.

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Along with Macrium Reflect Free for Scheduled Image Backups I also use SyncBack Free to do Scheduled Backups to a internal Backup HDD and a Backup External HDD for redundacy as well as use Cloud Accounts for some stuff in case my Desktop is Stolen or there is a Fire or some other disaster.....never rely on a single backup is the best advice.

 

https://www.2brightsparks.com/freeware/index.html

 

https://www.macrium.com/reflectfree

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