Computer troubles are, unfortunately, inevitable, but with computers so important for everyday life, you want to keep the data on them safe. Our sponsor IDrive is a cloud storage system that can help you do that, and we know from some of our readers that it really works.
IDrive backs up your entire computer — that’s documents, pictures, and applications — and stores it in a remote cloud for just a small fee annual fee. With this backup, if you ever need to obtain a long-deleted document or just a version of it, it can be found and re-downloaded. You can even have changes pushed to the cloud, and then to all connected devices, in near real time.
We’ve recommended IDrive to readers a few times now, and we’ve started hearing that it’s been directly helpful to people in their personal lives. We’re obviously happy to be sharing tech tips that really help people, and we’re grateful people are letting us know it’s working.
We wanted to share how IDrive helped one reader in particular, to help others understand just how useful it is to have around. If you’re inspired to get IDrive yourself at the end, you can save up to 50% off your first year by clicking here. If you’re inspired to share how one of our tips helped you in your own life, please write to us here.
What we heard about IDrive
Joan Wirth wrote to us to let us know IDrive saved her during a recent computer crisis. She told us that the computer she used in her home crashed, and crashed badly. The files were completely inaccessible to her, and she had to get an entirely new computer.
Thankfully, she had purchased IDrive while it was on sale a month prior. It was our recommendation that IDrive is an excellent way to back up your files for your computer and your phone. “Fortunately, the tech people were able to get the IDrive information and install everything on my new computer,” Joan informed us. “Your emails recommending IDrive for backups on computer and phones did the trick for me.”
Joan was able to salvage her old files, and pick up where her old computer left off.
In regard to the overall experience, Joan says “I highly recommend getting iDrive … Thanks so much, you saved me so much time and trouble!!” We are happy we could help!
She acknowledges, though, that IDrive wasn’t the most intuitive thing for her; she had a few problems using the service on her own, as her download did not come with instructions. Well, Joan (and anyone else having problems), there aren’t printed instructions for IDrive, but there are video tutorials for every version of the service. Simply click on the system you are using IDrive on, and you should be able to figure out how to upload and access the files you have in the cloud.
Joan also let us know that “I do get your emails and I appreciate your keeping me apprised of the latest issues.” If you’d like to stay up to date on our latest articles and tech tips, subscribe to our free Tech News email newsletter (or any of our other newsletters) here.
We hope we can help you the way we’ve helped Joan, and that you see how great IDrive is if something happens to your computer. To fully understand how helpful it is, here is the full email Joan sent to us:
“Your emails recommending IDrive for backups on computer and phones did the trick for me. I was able to get it when it was on sale and one month later my computer crashed and I had to get a new one. Fortunately, the tech people were able to get the IDrive information and install everything on my new computer. I highly recommend getting IDrive although I do sometimes have problems getting to the information I want since no instructions seemed to come with the online version. Thanks so much, you saved me so much time and trouble!! I do get your emails and I appreciate your keeping me apprised of the latest issues.”
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