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I love it when it’s cheap and easy

Sometimes we get so engrossed in the new technology that we overlook the simple and easy solutions right in front of our faces.

Now there is going to be a flurry of comments on the reliability of this backup suggestion but this is just a quick and easy solution to do in between serious full backups of your Mac or PC.

I have found that if you are not a real heavy user of your computer, you might just have only 2 or 3 gigabytes of data in your home folder. If you are that type of user, you can use this type of backup.

Easy Sqeezey Lemon Peezy

All you need is a blank DVD. A DVD disk will hold 4.7 Gigabytes of information. Insert the DVD in your Mac, when it shows on your desktop, click OK in the dialog box. Next find the folder of data you would like to back up. Right mouse click on that folder and select “Copy”. Now double click on the DVD icon to open it. Once open, right click in the window and select “Paste”. Now after the paste, you can click the “Burn” button in the right side of the window. The finder will now write your files to the DVD. Once the copy is complete, you’ll have your folder of files backed up to DVD disk.


That wasn’t hard to do and easy to do with the hardware you already own.

Now it’s time for our weekly musical selection

Join me,  I will be guest hosting on the Internet Advisor Show this Saturday 2-27-2010 between 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM on 760 AM – WJR. So it’s a good weekend to have fun tonight. Enjoy


Of course I will see you on Sunday 2-28-2010 for our regular monthly MacGroup meeting. You’ll want to be there!

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0 Responses to The Cheap and Easy

  1. Jack Beckman says:

    Those guys really need to cut back on their caffeine.

  2. Dave says:

    I’m thinking those camera operators forgot the tripods and the editors were in a hurry.

  3. Hi Calvin – Another technique: Set up a Burn Folder. Add anything you want. (The item doesn’t “move” into the folder – Just an Alias. But the actual data is burned when the time comes.) – A nice method for odds & ends. I set one up & dump in anything related to the current tax return & records. After I’m satisfied it’s complete, do the burn.

  4. calvin says:

    Thanks for that excellent tip Mary Jo. The beauty of the Mac and other computers as well is that there are more than one way to do a function.