Use Your Gmail Account to Save Important Stuff
You know the routine – you get a new computer, you don’t have much backed up, and you have a lot of software you need to reinstall, and some of them require registration keys. Your old computer is dead and gone to computer heaven, so there’s no way to get anything off of it. Woe is you!
Here’s a tip that will save you time, computer after computer, no matter where you are or what device you’re using to connect to the Internet with.
If you have a Gmail account, simply start a Google Doc called “My Software, Passwords, and other Important Computer Stuff” (or whatever you want — I like to be verbose — heaven knows what I’ll forget tomorrow, so nice long descriptive names help me find things 🙂 ).
Anyway, I created one to show you —
If you save that document in Google Docs, you’ll have links and keys to your software and your email passwords no matter what happens with your old computer. We promise you, when your computer blows up, it does not blow up Google’s computers 🙂 Your document with all your important information will always be there for you. All you need to remember is your Google email address and password.
Just an idea for those of you who, like TC, are prone to forgetting thing —
like the ‘s’ at the end of things 🙂