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Author Topic: My brother thinks I need something on my computer.  (Read 1232 times)

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Offline klassykitty

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My brother thinks I need something on my computer.
« on: August 02, 2013, 08:34:56 PM »
It can be scary when my brother thinks I need something on my computer. So far he changed it from XP to 7.  He has put my favorites in folders, last year he put my pictures into folders.  I think he does this stuff to make me hate the computer even more ;D

Yesterday he informed me that he thinks he should put something called drop box on my computer, and on my phone to.

What is it and what good will it do for me and what does it do?

Micihelle 8)
How to handle stress like a dog:
If you can't eat it or play with it.....
then pee on it and walk away

Diagnosed 01-20-2011
01-23  CD4 32    VL 125,400
02-18        76     VL 189
03-14  no cd4 test done   VL-52
04-14   69  VL-UNDECTABLE  YEA!!
05-26   50  whoopsy  
06-27   71        %-7
08-15   64 WTF %-9 
10-16  80         %7  
2012  CD4  %Thing   VL-UD
01-18  87    7
04-18  93    8  
07-16  151  8         
10-18  83    9    VL-70
2013   CD4   %thing       VL-UD
01-28  121     9
04-24  148    11   
07-25  157    11   
10-22  185    13
2014   CD-4  %thing   VL-UD
02-07 201 YEA!!!!!!  12
06-03  205      12

Offline darryaz

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Re: My brother thinks I need something on my computer.
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2013, 08:39:52 PM »
I would recommend setting up a password and NOT sharing it with your brother.

Offline OneTampa

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Re: My brother thinks I need something on my computer.
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2013, 08:47:49 PM »
I would recommend setting up a password and NOT sharing it with your brother.

I am sure you love your brother, but I agree with Darry.

Dropbox allows you to store and retrieve your documents and media (e.g., photos) via several devices such as your computer and iPhone.

Here is a link for more information: https://www.dropbox.com/

« Last Edit: August 02, 2013, 08:56:09 PM by OneTampa »
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Offline tednlou2

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Re: My brother thinks I need something on my computer.
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2013, 11:20:06 PM »
It's good to get all those important files and pix off your computer and phone.  I lost many great pix, when my computer crashed.  We bought a external hard-drive with 1 terabyte.  We now transfer things regularly. 

I haven't used the upload services, like Dropbox.  I should.  My phone pix are on a SD card, so if something should happen to my phone, I will still have the pix.  iPhones and some android phones don't have SD cards, making a service like Dropbox more important. 

Offline mecch

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Re: My brother thinks I need something on my computer.
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2013, 11:36:44 PM »
Klassy, you should back up your computer automatically. Either to the cloud (you pay a little bit for storage, which a company keeps somewhere) or to an external hard drive disk you have in your home.  If you are backing up, then you are golden. This means automatically everyday or at least once a week. 

Then, you can manage your files anyway you want.  But if you are ambitious, yeah, ask your brother to help you evolve with the times, its important to keep up a little bit.

If you are really smart, you should have two back ups of anything important.  Cloud + hard disk at home.  OR one hard disk you put things you never want to lose, stored at work or at a friends, and you back up to it maybe once a month.  The cloud makes this easier.  This way, if your house burns down, god forbid, you still have your important stuff.
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Offline klassykitty

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Re: My brother thinks I need something on my computer.
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2013, 03:38:19 PM »
Thanx guys,

I should have said that brother doesn't do anything to my computer without asking me first, most of the time I try to do something and there's to many options and I ask him for help or give up. Like when I tried to put skype on my computer, I gave up and never did it.

@ Darry My computer is passworded, I have a list of passwords because I can't remember them all.

The reason he suggested dropbox was because I can't take a picture from photobucket and put it on my phone but he said with dropbox I could.

@Meech Can you hook up an external hard drive to a laptop.  I don't have a desktop just my laptop.  What's a cloud?

@Onetampa   I checked it out and i'm going to do it.  If I can hook up an external drive then I will do that to. 

@Tednlou   My pixs are already backed up on a stick thing, and most on photobucket.  All of my school papers are on sticks to.

My pantech phone has 2 card things but I don't know what they do.  I just know I have almost 300 pictures on it that I have to take off before I leave for FL.

Speaking of pictures  I took 358 pictures in DC last year at the AMG.  There would have been more but the first day I didn't take my camera because you can't take cameras into the white house.  Imagine how many pictures I can take in FL for two weeks.    ;D

Michelle  8)
How to handle stress like a dog:
If you can't eat it or play with it.....
then pee on it and walk away

Diagnosed 01-20-2011
01-23  CD4 32    VL 125,400
02-18        76     VL 189
03-14  no cd4 test done   VL-52
04-14   69  VL-UNDECTABLE  YEA!!
05-26   50  whoopsy  
06-27   71        %-7
08-15   64 WTF %-9 
10-16  80         %7  
2012  CD4  %Thing   VL-UD
01-18  87    7
04-18  93    8  
07-16  151  8         
10-18  83    9    VL-70
2013   CD4   %thing       VL-UD
01-28  121     9
04-24  148    11   
07-25  157    11   
10-22  185    13
2014   CD-4  %thing   VL-UD
02-07 201 YEA!!!!!!  12
06-03  205      12

Offline darryaz

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Re: My brother thinks I need something on my computer.
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2013, 04:30:06 PM »
@ Darry My computer is passworded, I have a list of passwords because I can't remember them all.

Doesn't that negate the purpose of having a password? (sorry, I couldn't resist - I worked as a corporate IT Manager for way too long)   :D

Just for fun:  SNL's "Your Company's Computer Guy" sketch:  http://vimeo.com/24762526

 


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