Don't-Miss Storage Stories

Apps vanish; backups save the day

Ted Landau's heart skipped a beat when he discovered an empty Applications folder. Thanks to a redundant backup strategy, however, his bacon, heart, and data were saved.

How to back up using MobileMe's Backup utility

Time Machine is what most Mac users think of when it comes to Mac backup. Apple actually has another backup application called Backup that's available to MobileMe users. It's a good idea to have another backup method besides Time Machine, and if you have available iDisk space, MobileMe's Backup is an easy way to achieve backup redundancy.

Mac IT Guy: two routers, one network

If you have two routers on the same network, they may be confusing all the Macs that connect to them; here's how to straight it out. Plus: Best tape backup system for Macs?

Online backup options for photographers

While the advent of digital media has made it easier for photographers to protect and back up their images, it's still important to know your options and craft a plan. Macworld senior contributor Glenn Fleishman has put together a list of backup services you can enlist to help safeguard your precious images.

My backup plan: Lex Friedman

We’ve covered the basics of how to keep your Mac backed up, and Macworld senior editor Dan Frakes has written about his own setup for backing up. Here’s the setup for Macworld contributor Lex Friedman.

Reading old DVD-RAM discs with new Mac

How to read old DVD-RAM discs with a new Mac. (Hint: It'll cost you something.)

Automator workflow of the month: Automate folder backup

Here's how to create a simple Automator workflow that backs up a folder full of data at regular intervals.

My backup plan: Dan Frakes

We preach the virtues of good backup plans, but readers often ask how we, personally, back up. Here's how Dan Frakes keeps his data safe.

How to make a solid Mac backup plan

We store much of our lives on our Macs and therefore we must back up those Macs. But what and how? Here are some answers.

Installing software on a Mac with a dead DVD drive

So, how do you install disc-based software on a Mac with a dead media drive? I have three solutions for those with another Mac.

How to password protect folders

It's simple enough to password protect certain kinds of documents, but what about folders full of documents? Turn to Disk Utility.

OWC provides a closer look at iMac's SSD slot

OWC took apart a new 27-inch iMac to see what the SSD bracket is all about.

Five things to do before leaving for vacation

Heading out of town? Take care of a few critical tasks--from backing up your data to setting up remote access--and you can leave your desk behind without a second glance.