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This story appears in the July 1999 issue of HomeOfficeMag.com.

I admit it: I was stupid. Worse, I was lazy. For months, e-mailhad accumulated in the inboxes on my hard drive, and I never backedit up or even printed out crucial correspondence. This slothfulstrategy proved excruciatingly painful when, suddenly, the systemwent into spasms and wouldn't boot up. The only cure was toreformat the drive and reinstall all the . That's nobig deal--far less onerous than newbies fear it will be . . . ifyou've backed up your key files.

I hadn't, and I paid the price. I had to beg clients toremind me what we'd agreed to. In losing my e-mail, I'dlost my to-do's, contract terms and lists of appointments. Ibasically seemed the fool for a few weeks. Never again. Now Iscrupulously back up my e-mail on a weekly basis.

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