If you work all day long on computers, no doubt you’ve been faced a time or two with the “blue screen” that can appear out of nowhere. This is likely when your computer has crashed and all of the information that you’ve been working on for any length of time has been lost. The beauty and need to save often can also save you from some very stressful moments.
When you’re working in a word processing system or in any file where you’ll need to access it later, it’s just a smart thing to save your work periodically. There are frequent, inexplicable crashes that can occur to your computer without warning. If you haven’t saved, you’ll either have to re-create the work you’ve done, or perform a more invasive retrieval that you may or may not have the skills to do. Unfortunately, it’s often lost without any hopes of retrieval.
Very often, while working in a state of busyness, saving your work is usually at the back of your mind, especially if you are intently working on something that is consuming. With many computers available on the market today, there are also software features and downloads that allow you to travel back in computer time on your system and select a date that occurred before you started your work. This can be a great life-saver for many people and especially for files that would be horrendous to have to start all over.
If you place your computer’s settings on auto-save, you can eliminate any stressful periods of potentially losing your work and having to start over. The auto-save feature is standard with many word processing software, and many downloaded applications now have an auto-save feature that you can use while running that particular program. Be sure to check your software and hardware to see if this is something that is available for you to use and can save you hours and hours of work.