I just about had a heart attack today when I turned on my laptop and couldn’t log on. I kept getting an error message saying that my User Profile couldn’t be loaded. Thankfully I found the solution on an internet forum and after a few tries I managed to restore the system.
While I was searching for help I was cursing myself for not backing up my files more regularly. My novel-in-progress is the only document that I backup every week. If it had been a more serious problem I could have lost two or three short stories, several unfinished scripts and some important application letters, not to mention all my photos and music.
I’ve learned my lesson now and I’m off to backup my files. The next time I have computer problems I might not be so lucky!