Don't-Miss Storage Stories

Cloud-based backup: Is it right for long-term storage?

Eugene Bartley wanted to know if his files would eventually disappear from a cloud-based backup service.

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Why you shouldn't back up to an internal hard drive

In a previous article, I briefly explained why you shouldn't back up to a second internal drive. Mike Bell wanted a more detailed explanation.

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Making Dropbox your default folder

If you're tired of leaving your important work documents at the office when traveling, take a hint from Chris Breen and make your Dropbox folder the default save location for your files.

How to create redundant Time Machine backups

Mountain Lion makes it easier to create multiple Time Machines backups. Chris Breen explains how.

Bugs & Fixes: Time Machine, AirPort Extreme drives, and multiple Macs

Ted Landau offers advice for backing up multiple Macs to a USB drive attached to an AirPort Extreme base station.

Automatically mount an AirPort-attached USB drive

Having a drive attached to an AirPort Base Station is mighty convenient for shared storage, but mounting such a drive time and again is a bore. Chris Breen shows you how to avoid such a tiresome chore.

Automatically add files to Dropbox

You know that Dropbox can help make your files available to you wherever you are. But what can you do to ensure that those files actually go into a Dropbox folder? Chris Breen offers guidance.

How to split up a Fusion Drive

Whether you made your own Fusion Drive and want to go back, or want to split up one you got from Apple, we'll show you that it isn't a difficult or lengthy process.

How to beat the line at the Apple Store

No one likes waiting in a long checkout line. Here are a few tips and tricks for making your holiday visit to the Apple Store a little more pleasant.

Keep your data safe when you travel for the holidays

Hitting the road this holiday season? Before you do, follow these steps to make sure you don't find a data disaster if your computer falls prey to nature, theft, or bad luck while you're out and about.

How to restore your data from the cloud

Online backups are an important part of a well-balanced backup strategy. But after disaster strikes, how exactly do you restore all that data you lost?

How to restore data from Time Machine in Mountain Lion

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If you use Time Machine regularly, you're ready for whatever technological mishaps life throws at you. Restoring data from Time Machine is just as easy as backing things up in the first place.

Fusion Drive: An overview

Macworld Lab got a Fusion Drive, and now we can answer many of the burning questions that folks have asked about Apple's new storage technology.