Ever delete something you wish you hadn’t?

If you deleted something from a cloud service and wish you hadn’t, there could be hope! So you’ve uploaded files and synced them. But maybe you accidently removed something you didn’t mean to. You may still be able to recover them depending on the circumstances.

With Dropbox, the files are deleted but not moved from their location. They go hidden. If you go online to the folder containing the “deleted” file, you can unhide it. Click on the trash can icon to show deleted files. You can also right click and show deleted files. Once unhidden you can restore the files or permanently delete them.

Google Drive:
When you delete a file it will go to trash. You can click on the trash icon and see the files sitting there. You can select, right click and restore them or delete forever. There are also links on top right instead of right click. You also can Empty trash.

Microsoft’s OneDrive moves the deleted files to the Recycle Bin (sound familiar?) You can restore files or delete forever from there.

We are not sure what happens to items when a folder is shared with someone and they delete an item. It may depend on who started the folder.

Jody Victor

Source: http://www.howtogeek.com/212601/how-to-recover-or-permanently-delete-files-from-the-cloud/

Let’s find out about bitcoins.

By now you have heard the term “bitcoin.” But what is a bitcoin? Let’s explore what they are.

What a bitcoin is. Bitcoin is a “new kind of money.” It is digital money that can be tranferred over the internet. They are transferred directly from person to person without a middle man or bank. This means no transaction fees.

How does it work? You have a digital wallet on your computer or mobile device or in the cloud and can send bitcoins as easy as sending an email. You can purchase anything with bitcoins. The networks are secured by “miners” who make a record in a public ledger. It uses military-grade encryption. Nobody owns it. Using the bitcoin network is free. (You can choose to speed up a transaction for a fee.)

The downside: bitcoin wallets are not insured by the FDIC. You can accidentally delete them, a computer virus can wipe it out. In the cloud, servers can be hacked and bitcoins stolen.

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~ Jody Victor

A Personal Cloud Worth Looking At

If you ever want a personal cloud to access all your files from anywhere, look into the Transporter. It allows you sync your files, images, videos from anywhere with any device. The nice thing about the Transporter is there are no monthly fees. You pay for the device and you’re done. You can start with a basic device for $99 using your own USB hard drive and choose the capacity. Other options are 500 GB Transporter for $199, 1TB Transporter for $249, or a 2TB Transporter for $349. With the last 3 comes a Transporter Library which is a set of folders not synced but can be shared with others. Check it out. At the end of the video on this page, you have a chance to get a free one.

~ Jody Victor