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Best way to save documents

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ImprovisingNow Fri 25-Nov-16 18:41:24

My MacBook Air is getting a bit glitchy and I think that is probably because its getting pretty full. I'd like to transfer some documents off it into storage, but as this is fairly important work stuff the storage has to work!

Dropbox is out because it syncs with my laptop s anything I delete from the laptop also deletes from Dropbox.

I have been backing up to a hard drive but it appears that has now downed tools. The info is still on it but it will not sync with Time Machine any more.

I do use a cloud based recovery system but that is really intended for if you lose the whole computer and want to replicate it.

No disc drive. Is my only option transferring documents individually on to a flash drive?

cdtaylornats Sat 26-Nov-16 13:01:10

Google Drive

ImprovisingNow Sat 26-Nov-16 13:53:40

Thanks, I had vetoed Google Drive for the same reason as Dropbox, but I see there is an option not to sync. I guess the issue might be whether it would still update versions each time I added another document.

cdtaylornats Sat 26-Nov-16 17:29:39

What you do with Google Drive is save your documents in the usual place on your disk, then copy them to the drive folder when you want them synched. It only syncs the one folder.

sleeplessincali Sat 26-Nov-16 17:33:40

I use box. It's streamless and works well with my mac

lljkk Sat 26-Nov-16 18:33:42

I don't have that dropbox problem... maybe it's how you use it. I manually copy (archive) files onto Dropbox periodically. Thing is, Free Dropbox doesn't have a backup system so you need to get a prof. service to get version control on there.

ImprovisingNow Sat 26-Nov-16 21:13:23

Some interesting suggestions thank you, I will check them out.

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