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Old September 28th, 2019, 01:49 PM
Judy Madnick
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Default [Dixonary] OT: Google Drive, continued

A topic from the past...

I'm trying to figure out why Google Drive shows that I have used 11.1 Gb of 15 Gb, yet I'm not seeing anything near that amount of usage! My phone is backed up (60 apps), but when I look at storage used, the files are in Mb and Kb, with nothing adding up to Gb in an obvious way. I'm not able to find everything that's backed up with the total usage. How do I find everything that's been backed up?

To be honest, I'm not that interested in backing up "stuff" to Google Drive (although the phone backup is worthwhile). I do have a few Google docs from an organization to which I belong.

Thanks,

Judy Madnick




Original message
From: "Ryan McGill" <ryanmmcgill (AT) gmail (DOT) com>
To: dixonary (AT) googlegroups (DOT) com;
Dated: 5/25/2018 7:49:50 PM
Subject: Re: [Dixonary] OT: New Computer


Judy,


Google Drive monitors the folder(s) you've selected while it is running. The program will run in the background from your toolbar (on Mac; I assume it's the same on Windows, and I quit using Linux before I started using Drive, so I don't know if it's available there), but you can also close it. While it's running, if you edit a file, it will update the Cloud version. If you delete (or move) files from the folder it's monitoring, Google Drive will mark those files for deletion and "move" them to an analog of your email trash. You will be able to restore a file from that trash (which you can access from Drive's web interface) as long as your Drive space isn't used up.


There's a pretty good group of settings available within Drive to help control how it behaves.


On Friday, May 25, 2018 at 12:58:06 PM UTC-7, Judy Madnick wrote:
Ryan,

If you delete files from your computer, I'm assuming they're not deleted from Google Drive; is that correct? Would you have to delete everything from Google Drive and then re-sync if you've deleted files from your computer? And how does it work with edited files?

Judy

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.



Original message
From: "Ryan McGill" <ryanm... (AT) gmail (DOT) com>
To: dixo... (AT) googlegroups (DOT) com;
Dated: 5/25/2018 2:01:44 PM
Subject: Re: [Dixonary] OT: New Computer


Gerri,


I'm afraid it appears you are creeping.


Google Drive is a program that provides Cloud-based backup for your files. In order to make this work, you'd download the program from Google, sign into your (Google) account, and tell the program what folders you want to upload (sync) to the cloud. I believe the file limit is around 30Gig right now.. It would sync those folders automatically.


Then you download Google Drive on the new machine and tell your computer where to save the items. It will download them to your preferred location automatically.


So you don't have to do them at the same time, and they aren't technically connected. You're using the Internet/Cloud as an intermediary (and it will also back up anything you save to the sync folders). If you want to do it at the same time, you could, there'd just be a little more lag than if there were a direct connection. That is, a file would have to be completely written to the Cloud by your old computer before you could read it to write on your new computer.


If at some later point, you wish to delete your items from the Cloud and still have them on your computer, you'll have to move the files from wherever you chose to sync them. In the past, I've been able to do this by renaming the syncing folder, but I don't think that's still how it works. I'm not really sure why you'd want to do this other than concerns about privacy, but it's possible if you want.


I've used this system for work for around 5-7 years. And I've used it personally for around 3-4 years. It works fantastically, and I've never had a data breach related to it.




On Friday, May 25, 2018 at 7:49:57 AM UTC-7, Guerri wrote:
Presumably the two computers will have to be attached to each other for
this process.

I can't remember what I did last time. I just looked up my notes and
I've had my current machine since (are you sitting down?) ...March,
2008. It is 10 years old. Yikes!

I don't understand what you are telling me. I understand how to download
software, but I am guessing I would download to the old machine since
nothing is set up on the new one. Then presumably the computers would be
attached to each other? With a USB cable? Or would this all be done
online? I don't know why I am even asking. I could download the
software, and read whatever instructions come with it. This is not one
of my better days!

I am way behind the times.

I have other decisions to make as well. For example, I have partitioned
my drive on my current machine. I am asking myself why I wanted to do
that, but as best I can recall, I wanted part of the drive for the
operating system itself then a partition for my software and a partition
for my data. Needless to say, my notes are sketchy. I think I wanted to
reduce the time for backing things up, and would only back up my own
stuff. Meaning any data files, and any software aside from the Windows
itself.

I think I have somehow become that little old lady creeping along ahead
of you on the highway. Perhaps I should put this off until tomorrow, or
at least til the laundry is done, and possibly some of the yard work.
And I am forgetting my nap. Yes, the nap.


Guerri

On 5/24/2018 2:15 PM, Daniel B. Widdis wrote:
> If you want to do it completely painlessly, you can download this
> software:
>
> https://www.easeus.com/free- pc-transfer-software/
>
> Use the Professional version so you can transfer over your network,
> but use the "Free Trial" that lets you transfer 2x without paying the
> $50 license.
>
>
>
> On Thu, May 24, 2018 at 6:43 AM, Guerri Stevens
> <gue... (AT) guerristevens (DOT) com gue... (AT) guerristevens (DOT) com>> wrote:
>
> It's Windows. Vista, in fact. I am considering waiting a bit. On
> the other hand, maybe I should just do it. But there are a number
> of other tasks needing attention. Anyway, I will make notes or
> print any advice I receive.
>
> In the meantime I can work in the yard in advance of the rain
> predicted for this afternoon, and/or wonder what the point is of
> being on the "do not call" list if we get calls anyway.
>
>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On May 24, 2018, at 7:53 AM, Guerri Stevens
> <gue... (AT) guerristevens (DOT) com
> gue... (AT) guerristevens (DOT) com>> wrote:
>
> My current computer is pretty old, so I bought a new one.
> Of course the minute I did that, the old one seemed to be
> running OK. However it's only a matter of time ...
>
>
> Any ideas on how to transfer everything?
>
>
> I can remember a time when I was happy to have a new
> machine, but right now, it is another chore.
>
>
> My own files will have to be transferred. Software: I
> think that some stuff can be downloaded. Tbird, for example.
>
> --
> Guerri
>


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Old September 28th, 2019, 03:42 PM
Daniel B Widdis
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Default Re: [Dixonary] OT: Google Drive, continued

You may have multiple copies of files that have been backed up.



I don’t use Google Drive but the docs mention a “Quota Page” where you can find duplicates and sort/find the biggest files.



From: <dixonary (AT) googlegroups (DOT) com> on behalf of Judy Madnick <jmadnick (AT) gmail (DOT) .com>
Reply-To: <dixonary (AT) googlegroups (DOT) com>
Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 10:49 AM
To: <dixonary (AT) googlegroups (DOT) com>
Subject: [Dixonary] OT: Google Drive, continued



A topic from the past...



I'm trying to figure out why Google Drive shows that I have used 11.1 Gb of 15 Gb, yet I'm not seeing anything near that amount of usage! My phone is backed up (60 apps), but when I look at storage used, the files are in Mb and Kb, with nothing adding up to Gb in an obvious way. I'm not able to find everything that's backed up with the total usage. How do I find everything that's been backed up?



To be honest, I'm not that interested in backing up "stuff" to Google Drive (although the phone backup is worthwhile). I do have a few Google docs from an organization to which I belong.



Thanks,



Judy Madnick





Original message
From: "Ryan McGill" <ryanmmcgill (AT) gmail (DOT) com>
To: dixonary (AT) googlegroups (DOT) com;
Dated: 5/25/2018 7:49:50 PM
Subject: Re: [Dixonary] OT: New Computer

Judy,



Google Drive monitors the folder(s) you've selected while it is running. The program will run in the background from your toolbar (on Mac; I assume it's the same on Windows, and I quit using Linux before I started using Drive, so I don't know if it's available there), but you can also close it. While it's running, if you edit a file, it will update the Cloud version. If you delete (or move) files from the folder it's monitoring, Google Drive will mark those files for deletion and "move" them to an analog of your email trash. You will be able to restore a file from that trash (which you can access from Drive's web interface) as long as your Drive space isn't used up.



There's a pretty good group of settings available within Drive to help control how it behaves.


On Friday, May 25, 2018 at 12:58:06 PM UTC-7, Judy Madnick wrote:

Ryan,



If you delete files from your computer, I'm assuming they're not deleted from Google Drive; is that correct? Would you have to delete everything from Google Drive and then re-sync if you've deleted files from your computer? And how does it work with edited files?



Judy


Today is the first day of the rest of your life.



Original message
From: "Ryan McGill" <ryanm... (AT) gmail (DOT) com>
To: dixo... (AT) googlegroups (DOT) com;
Dated: 5/25/2018 2:01:44 PM
Subject: Re: [Dixonary] OT: New Computer

Gerri,



I'm afraid it appears you are creeping.



Google Drive is a program that provides Cloud-based backup for your files. In order to make this work, you'd download the program from Google, sign into your (Google) account, and tell the program what folders you want to upload (sync) to the cloud. I believe the file limit is around 30Gig right now.. It would sync those folders automatically.



Then you download Google Drive on the new machine and tell your computer where to save the items. It will download them to your preferred location automatically.



So you don't have to do them at the same time, and they aren't technically connected. You're using the Internet/Cloud as an intermediary (and it will also back up anything you save to the sync folders). If you want to do it at the same time, you could, there'd just be a little more lag than if there were a direct connection. That is, a file would have to be completely written to the Cloud by your old computer before you could read it to write on your new computer.



If at some later point, you wish to delete your items from the Cloud and still have them on your computer, you'll have to move the files from wherever you chose to sync them. In the past, I've been able to do this by renaming the syncing folder, but I don't think that's still how it works. I'm not really sure why you'd want to do this other than concerns about privacy, but it's possible if you want.



I've used this system for work for around 5-7 years. And I've used it personally for around 3-4 years. It works fantastically, and I've never had a data breach related to it.




On Friday, May 25, 2018 at 7:49:57 AM UTC-7, Guerri wrote:

Presumably the two computers will have to be attached to each other for
this process.

I can't remember what I did last time. I just looked up my notes and
I've had my current machine since (are you sitting down?) ...March,
2008. It is 10 years old. Yikes!

I don't understand what you are telling me. I understand how to download
software, but I am guessing I would download to the old machine since
nothing is set up on the new one. Then presumably the computers would be
attached to each other? With a USB cable? Or would this all be done
online? I don't know why I am even asking. I could download the
software, and read whatever instructions come with it. This is not one
of my better days!

I am way behind the times.

I have other decisions to make as well. For example, I have partitioned
my drive on my current machine. I am asking myself why I wanted to do
that, but as best I can recall, I wanted part of the drive for the
operating system itself then a partition for my software and a partition
for my data. Needless to say, my notes are sketchy. I think I wanted to
reduce the time for backing things up, and would only back up my own
stuff. Meaning any data files, and any software aside from the Windows
itself.

I think I have somehow become that little old lady creeping along ahead
of you on the highway. Perhaps I should put this off until tomorrow, or
at least til the laundry is done, and possibly some of the yard work.
And I am forgetting my nap. Yes, the nap.


Guerri

On 5/24/2018 2:15 PM, Daniel B. Widdis wrote:
> If you want to do it completely painlessly, you can download this
> software:
>
> https://www.easeus.com/free- pc-transfer-software/
>
> Use the Professional version so you can transfer over your network,
> but use the "Free Trial" that lets you transfer 2x without paying the
> $50 license.
>
>
>
> On Thu, May 24, 2018 at 6:43 AM, Guerri Stevens
> <gue... (AT) guerristevens (DOT) com gue... (AT) guerristevens (DOT) com>> wrote:
>
> It's Windows. Vista, in fact. I am considering waiting a bit. On
> the other hand, maybe I should just do it. But there are a number
> of other tasks needing attention. Anyway, I will make notes or
> print any advice I receive.
>
> In the meantime I can work in the yard in advance of the rain
> predicted for this afternoon, and/or wonder what the point is of
> being on the "do not call" list if we get calls anyway.
>
>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On May 24, 2018, at 7:53 AM, Guerri Stevens
> <gue... (AT) guerristevens (DOT) com
> gue... (AT) guerristevens (DOT) com>> wrote:
>
> My current computer is pretty old, so I bought a new one.
> Of course the minute I did that, the old one seemed to be
> running OK. However it's only a matter of time ...
>
>
> Any ideas on how to transfer everything?
>
>
> I can remember a time when I was happy to have a new
> machine, but right now, it is another chore.
>
>
> My own files will have to be transferred. Software: I
> think that some stuff can be downloaded. Tbird, for example.
>
> --
> Guerri
>


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Old September 28th, 2019, 03:50 PM
Judy Madnick
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Default Re: [Dixonary] OT: Google Drive, continued

Apparently the quota page is what I've been looking at. It shows that I've used 11.1 Gb out of 15 Gb with just ten items listed. My guess is that it's from when Google Drive was still syncing with Google Photos. Do I really need photos both places? Meanwhile, I don't see where photos are on Google Drive!

Judy



Original message
From: "Daniel B Widdis" <widdis (AT) dixonary (DOT) net>
To: dixonary (AT) googlegroups (DOT) com;
Dated: 9/28/2019 3:42:44 PM
Subject: Re: [Dixonary] OT: Google Drive, continued


You may have multiple copies of files that have been backed up.

I don’t use Google Drive but the docs mention a “Quota Page” where you can find duplicates and sort/find the biggest files.

From: on behalf of Judy Madnick
Reply-To:
Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 10:49 AM
To:
Subject: [Dixonary] OT: Google Drive, continued

A topic from the past...

I'm trying to figure out why Google Drive shows that I have used 11.1 Gb of 15 Gb, yet I'm not seeing anything near that amount of usage! My phone is backed up (60 apps), but when I look at storage used, the files are in Mb and Kb, with nothing adding up to Gb in an obvious way. I'm not able to find everything that's backed up with the total usage. How do I find everything that's been backed up?

To be honest, I'm not that interested in backing up "stuff" to Google Drive (although the phone backup is worthwhile). I do have a few Google docs from an organization to which I belong.

Thanks,

Judy Madnick





Original message
From: "Ryan McGill"
To: dixonary (AT) googlegroups (DOT) com;
Dated: 5/25/2018 7:49:50 PM
Subject: Re: [Dixonary] OT: New Computer
Judy,

Google Drive monitors the folder(s) you've selected while it is running. The program will run in the background from your toolbar (on Mac; I assume it's the same on Windows, and I quit using Linux before I started using Drive, so I don't know if it's available there), but you can also close it. While it's running, if you edit a file, it will update the Cloud version. If you delete (or move) files from the folder it's monitoring, Google Drive will mark those files for deletion and "move" them to an analog of your email trash. You will be able to restore a file from that trash (which you can access from Drive's web interface) as long as your Drive space isn't used up.

There's a pretty good group of settings available within Drive to help control how it behaves.

On Friday, May 25, 2018 at 12:58:06 PM UTC-7, Judy Madnick wrote:
Ryan,

If you delete files from your computer, I'm assuming they're not deleted from Google Drive; is that correct? Would you have to delete everything from Google Drive and then re-sync if you've deleted files from your computer? And how does it work with edited files?

Judy

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.




Original message
From: "Ryan McGill"
To: dixo... (AT) googlegroups (DOT) com;
Dated: 5/25/2018 2:01:44 PM
Subject: Re: [Dixonary] OT: New Computer
Gerri,

I'm afraid it appears you are creeping.

Google Drive is a program that provides Cloud-based backup for your files. In order to make this work, you'd download the program from Google, sign into your (Google) account, and tell the program what folders you want to upload (sync) to the cloud. I believe the file limit is around 30Gig right now.. It would sync those folders automatically.

Then you download Google Drive on the new machine and tell your computer where to save the items. It will download them to your preferred location automatically.

So you don't have to do them at the same time, and they aren't technically connected. You're using the Internet/Cloud as an intermediary (and it will also back up anything you save to the sync folders). If you want to do it at the same time, you could, there'd just be a little more lag than if there were a direct connection. That is, a file would have to be completely written to the Cloud by your old computer before you could read it to write on your new computer.

If at some later point, you wish to delete your items from the Cloud and still have them on your computer, you'll have to move the files from wherever you chose to sync them. In the past, I've been able to do this by renaming the syncing folder, but I don't think that's still how it works. I'm not really sure why you'd want to do this other than concerns about privacy, but it's possible if you want.

I've used this system for work for around 5-7 years. And I've used it personally for around 3-4 years. It works fantastically, and I've never had a data breach related to it.


On Friday, May 25, 2018 at 7:49:57 AM UTC-7, Guerri wrote:
Presumably the two computers will have to be attached to each other for
this process.

I can't remember what I did last time. I just looked up my notes and
I've had my current machine since (are you sitting down?) ...March,
2008. It is 10 years old. Yikes!

I don't understand what you are telling me. I understand how to download
software, but I am guessing I would download to the old machine since
nothing is set up on the new one. Then presumably the computers would be
attached to each other? With a USB cable? Or would this all be done
online? I don't know why I am even asking. I could download the
software, and read whatever instructions come with it. This is not one
of my better days!

I am way behind the times.

I have other decisions to make as well. For example, I have partitioned
my drive on my current machine. I am asking myself why I wanted to do
that, but as best I can recall, I wanted part of the drive for the
operating system itself then a partition for my software and a partition
for my data. Needless to say, my notes are sketchy. I think I wanted to
reduce the time for backing things up, and would only back up my own
stuff. Meaning any data files, and any software aside from the Windows
itself.

I think I have somehow become that little old lady creeping along ahead
of you on the highway. Perhaps I should put this off until tomorrow, or
at least til the laundry is done, and possibly some of the yard work.
And I am forgetting my nap. Yes, the nap.


Guerri

On 5/24/2018 2:15 PM, Daniel B. Widdis wrote:
> If you want to do it completely painlessly, you can download this
> software:
>
> https://www.easeus.com/free- pc-transfer-software/
>
> Use the Professional version so you can transfer over your network,
> but use the "Free Trial" that lets you transfer 2x without paying the
> $50 license.
>
>
>
> On Thu, May 24, 2018 at 6:43 AM, Guerri Stevens
> > wrote:

>
> It's Windows. Vista, in fact. I am considering waiting a bit. On
> the other hand, maybe I should just do it. But there are a number
> of other tasks needing attention. Anyway, I will make notes or
> print any advice I receive.
>
> In the meantime I can work in the yard in advance of the rain
> predicted for this afternoon, and/or wonder what the point is of
> being on the "do not call" list if we get calls anyway.
>
>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On May 24, 2018, at 7:53 AM, Guerri Stevens
> > gue... (AT) guerristevens (DOT) com>> wrote:

>
> My current computer is pretty old, so I bought a new one.
> Of course the minute I did that, the old one seemed to be
> running OK. However it's only a matter of time ...
>
>
> Any ideas on how to transfer everything?
>
>
> I can remember a time when I was happy to have a new
> machine, but right now, it is another chore.
>
>
> My own files will have to be transferred. Software: I
> think that some stuff can be downloaded. Tbird, for example.
>
> --
> Guerri
>

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Old September 30th, 2019, 11:34 AM
Ryan McGill
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Default Re: [Dixonary] OT: Google Drive, continued

Judy,

Photos no longer appear on Drive, but they use space from the same
allotment. Google has made Photos its own thing now. If you're using
Android, it's probably already syncing via the native photo app.

Ryan



On Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 12:50:46 PM UTC-7, Judy Madnick wrote:
>
> Apparently the quota page is what I've been looking at. It shows that I've
> used 11.1 Gb out of 15 Gb with just ten items listed. My guess is that it's
> from when Google Drive was still syncing with Google Photos. Do I really
> need photos both places? Meanwhile, I don't see where photos are on Google
> Drive!
>
> Judy
>
> ------------------------------
> Original message
> From: "Daniel B Widdis" <wid... (AT) dixonary (DOT) net <javascript:>>
> To: dixo... (AT) googlegroups (DOT) com <javascript:>;
> Dated: 9/28/2019 3:42:44 PM
> Subject: Re: [Dixonary] OT: Google Drive, continued
>
> You may have multiple copies of files that have been backed up.
>
>
>
> I don’t use Google Drive but the docs mention a “Quota Page” where you can
> find duplicates and sort/find the biggest files.
>
>
>
> *From: *on behalf of Judy Madnick
> *Reply-To: *
> *Date: *Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 10:49 AM
> *To: *
> *Subject: *[Dixonary] OT: Google Drive, continued
>
>
>
> A topic from the past...
>
>
>
> I'm trying to figure out why Google Drive shows that I have used 11.1 Gb
> of 15 Gb, yet I'm not seeing anything near that amount of usage! My phone
> is backed up (60 apps), but when I look at storage used, the files are in
> Mb and Kb, with nothing adding up to Gb in an obvious way. I'm not able to
> find everything that's backed up with the total usage. How do I find
> everything that's been backed up?
>
>
>
> To be honest, I'm not that interested in backing up "stuff" to Google
> Drive (although the phone backup is worthwhile). I do have a few Google
> docs from an organization to which I belong.
>
>
>
> Thanks,
>
>
>
> Judy Madnick
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Original message
> From: "Ryan McGill"
> To: dixo... (AT) googlegroups (DOT) com <javascript:>;
> Dated: 5/25/2018 7:49:50 PM
> Subject: Re: [Dixonary] OT: New Computer
>
> Judy,
>
>
>
> Google Drive monitors the folder(s) you've selected while it is running.
> The program will run in the background from your toolbar (on Mac; I assume
> it's the same on Windows, and I quit using Linux before I started using
> Drive, so I don't know if it's available there), but you can also close it.
> While it's running, if you edit a file, it will update the Cloud version.
> If you delete (or move) files from the folder it's monitoring, Google Drive
> will mark those files for deletion and "move" them to an analog of your
> email trash. You will be able to restore a file from that trash (which you
> can access from Drive's web interface) as long as your Drive space isn't
> used up.
>
>
>
> There's a pretty good group of settings available within Drive to help
> control how it behaves.
>
>
> On Friday, May 25, 2018 at 12:58:06 PM UTC-7, Judy Madnick wrote:
>
> Ryan,
>
>
>
> If you delete files from your computer, I'm assuming they're not deleted
> from Google Drive; is that correct? Would you have to delete everything
> from Google Drive and then re-sync if you've deleted files from your
> computer? And how does it work with edited files?
>
>
>
> Judy
>
>
> *Today is the first day of the rest of your life.*
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Original message
> From: "Ryan McGill"
> To: dixo... (AT) googlegroups (DOT) com;
> Dated: 5/25/2018 2:01:44 PM
> Subject: Re: [Dixonary] OT: New Computer
>
> Gerri,
>
>
>
> I'm afraid it appears you are creeping.
>
>
>
> Google Drive is a program that provides Cloud-based backup for your files..
> In order to make this work, you'd download the program from Google, sign
> into your (Google) account, and tell the program what folders you want to
> upload (sync) to the cloud. I believe the file limit is around 30Gig right
> now. It would sync those folders automatically.
>
>
>
> Then you download Google Drive on the new machine and tell your computer
> where to save the items. It will download them to your preferred location
> automatically.
>
>
>
> So you don't have to do them at the same time, and they aren't technically
> connected. You're using the Internet/Cloud as an intermediary (and it will
> also back up anything you save to the sync folders). If you want to do it
> at the same time, you could, there'd just be a little more lag than if
> there were a direct connection. That is, a file would have to be completely
> written to the Cloud by your old computer before you could read it to write
> on your new computer.
>
>
>
> If at some later point, you wish to delete your items from the Cloud and
> still have them on your computer, you'll have to move the files from
> wherever you chose to sync them. In the past, I've been able to do this by
> renaming the syncing folder, but I don't think that's still how it works.
> I'm not really sure why you'd want to do this other than concerns about
> privacy, but it's possible if you want.
>
>
>
> I've used this system for work for around 5-7 years. And I've used it
> personally for around 3-4 years. It works fantastically, and I've never had
> a data breach related to it.
>
>
>
>
> On Friday, May 25, 2018 at 7:49:57 AM UTC-7, Guerri wrote:
>
> Presumably the two computers will have to be attached to each other for
> this process.
>
> I can't remember what I did last time. I just looked up my notes and
> I've had my current machine since (are you sitting down?) ...March,
> 2008. It is 10 years old. Yikes!
>
> I don't understand what you are telling me. I understand how to download
> software, but I am guessing I would download to the old machine since
> nothing is set up on the new one. Then presumably the computers would be
> attached to each other? With a USB cable? Or would this all be done
> online? I don't know why I am even asking. I could download the
> software, and read whatever instructions come with it. This is not one
> of my better days!
>
> I am way behind the times.
>
> I have other decisions to make as well. For example, I have partitioned
> my drive on my current machine. I am asking myself why I wanted to do
> that, but as best I can recall, I wanted part of the drive for the
> operating system itself then a partition for my software and a partition
> for my data. Needless to say, my notes are sketchy. I think I wanted to
> reduce the time for backing things up, and would only back up my own
> stuff. Meaning any data files, and any software aside from the Windows
> itself.
>
> I think I have somehow become that little old lady creeping along ahead
> of you on the highway. Perhaps I should put this off until tomorrow, or
> at least til the laundry is done, and possibly some of the yard work.
> And I am forgetting my nap. Yes, the nap.
>
>
> Guerri
>
> On 5/24/2018 2:15 PM, Daniel B. Widdis wrote:
> > If you want to do it completely painlessly, you can download this
> > software:
> >
> > https://www.easeus.com/free- pc-transfer-software/

> <https://www.easeus.com/free-pc-transfer-software/>
> >
> > Use the Professional version so you can transfer over your network,
> > but use the "Free Trial" that lets you transfer 2x without paying the
> > $50 license.
> >
> >
> >
> > On Thu, May 24, 2018 at 6:43 AM, Guerri Stevens
> > > wrote:

> >
> > It's Windows. Vista, in fact. I am considering waiting a bit. On
> > the other hand, maybe I should just do it. But there are a number
> > of other tasks needing attention. Anyway, I will make notes or
> > print any advice I receive.
> >
> > In the meantime I can work in the yard in advance of the rain
> > predicted for this afternoon, and/or wonder what the point is of
> > being on the "do not call" list if we get calls anyway.
> >
> >
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> > On May 24, 2018, at 7:53 AM, Guerri Stevens
> > > gue... (AT) guerristevens (DOT) com>> wrote:

> >
> > My current computer is pretty old, so I bought a new one.
> > Of course the minute I did that, the old one seemed to be
> > running OK. However it's only a matter of time ...
> >
> >
> > Any ideas on how to transfer everything?
> >
> >
> > I can remember a time when I was happy to have a new
> > machine, but right now, it is another chore.
> >
> >
> > My own files will have to be transferred. Software: I
> > think that some stuff can be downloaded. Tbird, for example..
> >
> > --
> > Guerri
> >

>
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Old September 30th, 2019, 01:14 PM
Judy Madnick
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Default Re: [Dixonary] OT: Google Drive, continued

Would that mean the photos are simply in the photo app and not Google Drive? 11.1 Gb out of 15 Gb is a lot on Google Drive, is it not?

Judy



Original message
From: "Ryan McGill" <ryanmmcgill (AT) gmail (DOT) com>
To: dixonary (AT) googlegroups (DOT) com;
Dated: 9/30/2019 11:34:40 AM
Subject: Re: [Dixonary] OT: Google Drive, continued


Judy,


Photos no longer appear on Drive, but they use space from the same allotment. Google has made Photos its own thing now. If you're using Android, it's probably already syncing via the native photo app.


Ryan




On Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 12:50:46 PM UTC-7, Judy Madnick wrote:
Apparently the quota page is what I've been looking at. It shows that I've used 11.1 Gb out of 15 Gb with just ten items listed. My guess is that it's from when Google Drive was still syncing with Google Photos. Do I really need photos both places? Meanwhile, I don't see where photos are on Google Drive!

Judy



Original message
From: "Daniel B Widdis" <wid... (AT) dixonary (DOT) net>
To: dixo... (AT) googlegroups (DOT) com;
Dated: 9/28/2019 3:42:44 PM
Subject: Re: [Dixonary] OT: Google Drive, continued


You may have multiple copies of files that have been backed up.

I don’t use Google Drive but the docs mention a “Quota Page” where you can find duplicates and sort/find the biggest files.

From: on behalf of Judy Madnick
Reply-To:
Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 10:49 AM
To:
Subject: [Dixonary] OT: Google Drive, continued

A topic from the past...

I'm trying to figure out why Google Drive shows that I have used 11.1 Gb of 15 Gb, yet I'm not seeing anything near that amount of usage! My phone is backed up (60 apps), but when I look at storage used, the files are in Mb and Kb, with nothing adding up to Gb in an obvious way. I'm not able to find everything that's backed up with the total usage. How do I find everything that's been backed up?

To be honest, I'm not that interested in backing up "stuff" to Google Drive (although the phone backup is worthwhile). I do have a few Google docs from an organization to which I belong.

Thanks,

Judy Madnick





Original message
From: "Ryan McGill"
To: dixo... (AT) googlegroups (DOT) com;
Dated: 5/25/2018 7:49:50 PM
Subject: Re: [Dixonary] OT: New Computer
Judy,

Google Drive monitors the folder(s) you've selected while it is running. The program will run in the background from your toolbar (on Mac; I assume it's the same on Windows, and I quit using Linux before I started using Drive, so I don't know if it's available there), but you can also close it. While it's running, if you edit a file, it will update the Cloud version. If you delete (or move) files from the folder it's monitoring, Google Drive will mark those files for deletion and "move" them to an analog of your email trash. You will be able to restore a file from that trash (which you can access from Drive's web interface) as long as your Drive space isn't used up.

There's a pretty good group of settings available within Drive to help control how it behaves.

On Friday, May 25, 2018 at 12:58:06 PM UTC-7, Judy Madnick wrote:
Ryan,

If you delete files from your computer, I'm assuming they're not deleted from Google Drive; is that correct? Would you have to delete everything from Google Drive and then re-sync if you've deleted files from your computer? And how does it work with edited files?

Judy

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.




Original message
From: "Ryan McGill"
To: dixo... (AT) googlegroups (DOT) com;
Dated: 5/25/2018 2:01:44 PM
Subject: Re: [Dixonary] OT: New Computer
Gerri,

I'm afraid it appears you are creeping.

Google Drive is a program that provides Cloud-based backup for your files. In order to make this work, you'd download the program from Google, sign into your (Google) account, and tell the program what folders you want to upload (sync) to the cloud. I believe the file limit is around 30Gig right now.. It would sync those folders automatically.

Then you download Google Drive on the new machine and tell your computer where to save the items. It will download them to your preferred location automatically.

So you don't have to do them at the same time, and they aren't technically connected. You're using the Internet/Cloud as an intermediary (and it will also back up anything you save to the sync folders). If you want to do it at the same time, you could, there'd just be a little more lag than if there were a direct connection. That is, a file would have to be completely written to the Cloud by your old computer before you could read it to write on your new computer.

If at some later point, you wish to delete your items from the Cloud and still have them on your computer, you'll have to move the files from wherever you chose to sync them. In the past, I've been able to do this by renaming the syncing folder, but I don't think that's still how it works. I'm not really sure why you'd want to do this other than concerns about privacy, but it's possible if you want.

I've used this system for work for around 5-7 years. And I've used it personally for around 3-4 years. It works fantastically, and I've never had a data breach related to it.


On Friday, May 25, 2018 at 7:49:57 AM UTC-7, Guerri wrote:
Presumably the two computers will have to be attached to each other for
this process.

I can't remember what I did last time. I just looked up my notes and
I've had my current machine since (are you sitting down?) ...March,
2008. It is 10 years old. Yikes!

I don't understand what you are telling me. I understand how to download
software, but I am guessing I would download to the old machine since
nothing is set up on the new one. Then presumably the computers would be
attached to each other? With a USB cable? Or would this all be done
online? I don't know why I am even asking. I could download the
software, and read whatever instructions come with it. This is not one
of my better days!

I am way behind the times.

I have other decisions to make as well. For example, I have partitioned
my drive on my current machine. I am asking myself why I wanted to do
that, but as best I can recall, I wanted part of the drive for the
operating system itself then a partition for my software and a partition
for my data. Needless to say, my notes are sketchy. I think I wanted to
reduce the time for backing things up, and would only back up my own
stuff. Meaning any data files, and any software aside from the Windows
itself.

I think I have somehow become that little old lady creeping along ahead
of you on the highway. Perhaps I should put this off until tomorrow, or
at least til the laundry is done, and possibly some of the yard work.
And I am forgetting my nap. Yes, the nap.


Guerri

On 5/24/2018 2:15 PM, Daniel B. Widdis wrote:
> If you want to do it completely painlessly, you can download this
> software:
>
> https://www.easeus.com/free- pc-transfer-software/
>
> Use the Professional version so you can transfer over your network,
> but use the "Free Trial" that lets you transfer 2x without paying the
> $50 license.
>
>
>
> On Thu, May 24, 2018 at 6:43 AM, Guerri Stevens
> > wrote:

>
> It's Windows. Vista, in fact. I am considering waiting a bit. On
> the other hand, maybe I should just do it. But there are a number
> of other tasks needing attention. Anyway, I will make notes or
> print any advice I receive.
>
> In the meantime I can work in the yard in advance of the rain
> predicted for this afternoon, and/or wonder what the point is of
> being on the "do not call" list if we get calls anyway.
>
>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On May 24, 2018, at 7:53 AM, Guerri Stevens
> > gue... (AT) guerristevens (DOT) com>> wrote:

>
> My current computer is pretty old, so I bought a new one.
> Of course the minute I did that, the old one seemed to be
> running OK. However it's only a matter of time ...
>
>
> Any ideas on how to transfer everything?
>
>
> I can remember a time when I was happy to have a new
> machine, but right now, it is another chore.
>
>
> My own files will have to be transferred. Software: I
> think that some stuff can be downloaded. Tbird, for example.
>
> --
> Guerri
>

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Old October 3rd, 2019, 02:59 PM
Ryan McGill
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Default Re: [Dixonary] OT: Google Drive, continued

The way I think of it, no, but the way Google's selling it, yes.

You can only access your photos through the app or website, but they use
the space from your Drive.

It's unnecessarily complicated to describe how it works, really. 11 GB for
photos isn't all that much anymore. My partner (and my ex, too) regularly
have that much space devoted to photos on their phones.

Given the resolution of modern cameras, raw photos are about 3-4 megs
apiece now, so 11 GB is equivalent to about 3750 pictures. If you only take
about 50 photos at a major family event (probably a low figure), and you
have just less than one of those per month and 3-4 major holidays a year at
the same rate, 3750 pictures is about 5 years' worth of photos.

I take fewer photos (maybe 20 a month), but I save a lot of internet memes,
and I have about 14.5 GB of photos saved. I don't keep them on Google,
though.



On Monday, September 30, 2019 at 10:14:56 AM UTC-7, Judy Madnick wrote:
>
> Would that mean the photos are simply in the photo app and not Google
> Drive? 11.1 Gb out of 15 Gb is a lot on Google Drive, is it not?
>
> Judy
>
> ------------------------------
> Original message
> From: "Ryan McGill" <ryanm... (AT) gmail (DOT) com <javascript:>>
> To: dixo... (AT) googlegroups (DOT) com <javascript:>;
> Dated: 9/30/2019 11:34:40 AM
> Subject: Re: [Dixonary] OT: Google Drive, continued
>
> Judy,
>
> Photos no longer appear on Drive, but they use space from the same
> allotment. Google has made Photos its own thing now. If you're using
> Android, it's probably already syncing via the native photo app.
>
> Ryan
>
>
>
> On Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 12:50:46 PM UTC-7, Judy Madnick wrote:
>>
>> Apparently the quota page is what I've been looking at. It shows that
>> I've used 11.1 Gb out of 15 Gb with just ten items listed. My guess is that
>> it's from when Google Drive was still syncing with Google Photos. Do I
>> really need photos both places? Meanwhile, I don't see where photos are on
>> Google Drive!
>>
>> Judy
>>
>> ------------------------------
>> Original message
>> From: "Daniel B Widdis" <wid... (AT) dixonary (DOT) net>
>> To: dixo... (AT) googlegroups (DOT) com;
>> Dated: 9/28/2019 3:42:44 PM
>> Subject: Re: [Dixonary] OT: Google Drive, continued
>>
>> You may have multiple copies of files that have been backed up.
>>
>>
>>
>> I don’t use Google Drive but the docs mention a “Quota Page” where you
>> can find duplicates and sort/find the biggest files.
>>
>>
>>
>> *From: *on behalf of Judy Madnick
>> *Reply-To: *
>> *Date: *Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 10:49 AM
>> *To: *
>> *Subject: *[Dixonary] OT: Google Drive, continued
>>
>>
>>
>> A topic from the past...
>>
>>
>>
>> I'm trying to figure out why Google Drive shows that I have used 11.1 Gb
>> of 15 Gb, yet I'm not seeing anything near that amount of usage! My phone
>> is backed up (60 apps), but when I look at storage used, the files are in
>> Mb and Kb, with nothing adding up to Gb in an obvious way. I'm not able to
>> find everything that's backed up with the total usage. How do I find
>> everything that's been backed up?
>>
>>
>>
>> To be honest, I'm not that interested in backing up "stuff" to Google
>> Drive (although the phone backup is worthwhile). I do have a few Google
>> docs from an organization to which I belong.
>>
>>
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>>
>>
>> Judy Madnick
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> ------------------------------
>>
>> Original message
>> From: "Ryan McGill"
>> To: dixo... (AT) googlegroups (DOT) com;
>> Dated: 5/25/2018 7:49:50 PM
>> Subject: Re: [Dixonary] OT: New Computer
>>
>> Judy,
>>
>>
>>
>> Google Drive monitors the folder(s) you've selected while it is running.
>> The program will run in the background from your toolbar (on Mac; I assume
>> it's the same on Windows, and I quit using Linux before I started using
>> Drive, so I don't know if it's available there), but you can also close it.
>> While it's running, if you edit a file, it will update the Cloud version..
>> If you delete (or move) files from the folder it's monitoring, Google Drive
>> will mark those files for deletion and "move" them to an analog of your
>> email trash. You will be able to restore a file from that trash (which you
>> can access from Drive's web interface) as long as your Drive space isn't
>> used up.
>>
>>
>>
>> There's a pretty good group of settings available within Drive to help
>> control how it behaves.
>>
>>
>> On Friday, May 25, 2018 at 12:58:06 PM UTC-7, Judy Madnick wrote:
>>
>> Ryan,
>>
>>
>>
>> If you delete files from your computer, I'm assuming they're not deleted
>> from Google Drive; is that correct? Would you have to delete everything
>> from Google Drive and then re-sync if you've deleted files from your
>> computer? And how does it work with edited files?
>>
>>
>>
>> Judy
>>
>>
>> *Today is the first day of the rest of your life.*
>>
>>
>> ------------------------------
>>
>> Original message
>> From: "Ryan McGill"
>> To: dixo... (AT) googlegroups (DOT) com;
>> Dated: 5/25/2018 2:01:44 PM
>> Subject: Re: [Dixonary] OT: New Computer
>>
>> Gerri,
>>
>>
>>
>> I'm afraid it appears you are creeping.
>>
>>
>>
>> Google Drive is a program that provides Cloud-based backup for your
>> files. In order to make this work, you'd download the program from Google,
>> sign into your (Google) account, and tell the program what folders you want
>> to upload (sync) to the cloud. I believe the file limit is around 30Gig
>> right now. It would sync those folders automatically.
>>
>>
>>
>> Then you download Google Drive on the new machine and tell your computer
>> where to save the items. It will download them to your preferred location
>> automatically.
>>
>>
>>
>> So you don't have to do them at the same time, and they aren't
>> technically connected. You're using the Internet/Cloud as an intermediary
>> (and it will also back up anything you save to the sync folders). If you
>> want to do it at the same time, you could, there'd just be a little more
>> lag than if there were a direct connection. That is, a file would have to
>> be completely written to the Cloud by your old computer before you could
>> read it to write on your new computer.
>>
>>
>>
>> If at some later point, you wish to delete your items from the Cloud and
>> still have them on your computer, you'll have to move the files from
>> wherever you chose to sync them. In the past, I've been able to do this by
>> renaming the syncing folder, but I don't think that's still how it works..
>> I'm not really sure why you'd want to do this other than concerns about
>> privacy, but it's possible if you want.
>>
>>
>>
>> I've used this system for work for around 5-7 years. And I've used it
>> personally for around 3-4 years. It works fantastically, and I've never had
>> a data breach related to it.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Friday, May 25, 2018 at 7:49:57 AM UTC-7, Guerri wrote:
>>
>> Presumably the two computers will have to be attached to each other for
>> this process.
>>
>> I can't remember what I did last time. I just looked up my notes and
>> I've had my current machine since (are you sitting down?) ...March,
>> 2008. It is 10 years old. Yikes!
>>
>> I don't understand what you are telling me. I understand how to download
>> software, but I am guessing I would download to the old machine since
>> nothing is set up on the new one. Then presumably the computers would be
>> attached to each other? With a USB cable? Or would this all be done
>> online? I don't know why I am even asking. I could download the
>> software, and read whatever instructions come with it. This is not one
>> of my better days!
>>
>> I am way behind the times.
>>
>> I have other decisions to make as well. For example, I have partitioned
>> my drive on my current machine. I am asking myself why I wanted to do
>> that, but as best I can recall, I wanted part of the drive for the
>> operating system itself then a partition for my software and a partition
>> for my data. Needless to say, my notes are sketchy. I think I wanted to
>> reduce the time for backing things up, and would only back up my own
>> stuff. Meaning any data files, and any software aside from the Windows
>> itself.
>>
>> I think I have somehow become that little old lady creeping along ahead
>> of you on the highway. Perhaps I should put this off until tomorrow, or
>> at least til the laundry is done, and possibly some of the yard work.
>> And I am forgetting my nap. Yes, the nap.
>>
>>
>> Guerri
>>
>> On 5/24/2018 2:15 PM, Daniel B. Widdis wrote:
>> > If you want to do it completely painlessly, you can download this
>> > software:
>> >
>> > https://www.easeus.com/free- pc-transfer-software/

>> <https://www.easeus.com/free-pc-transfer-software/>
>> >
>> > Use the Professional version so you can transfer over your network,
>> > but use the "Free Trial" that lets you transfer 2x without paying the
>> > $50 license.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > On Thu, May 24, 2018 at 6:43 AM, Guerri Stevens
>> > > wrote:
>> >
>> > It's Windows. Vista, in fact. I am considering waiting a bit. On
>> > the other hand, maybe I should just do it. But there are a number
>> > of other tasks needing attention. Anyway, I will make notes or
>> > print any advice I receive.
>> >
>> > In the meantime I can work in the yard in advance of the rain
>> > predicted for this afternoon, and/or wonder what the point is of
>> > being on the "do not call" list if we get calls anyway.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Sent from my iPhone
>> >
>> > On May 24, 2018, at 7:53 AM, Guerri Stevens
>> > > gue... (AT) guerristevens (DOT) com>> wrote:
>> >
>> > My current computer is pretty old, so I bought a new one.
>> > Of course the minute I did that, the old one seemed to be
>> > running OK. However it's only a matter of time ...
>> >
>> >
>> > Any ideas on how to transfer everything?
>> >
>> >
>> > I can remember a time when I was happy to have a new
>> > machine, but right now, it is another chore.
>> >
>> >
>> > My own files will have to be transferred. Software: I
>> > think that some stuff can be downloaded. Tbird, for

>> example.
>> >
>> > --
>> > Guerri
>> >

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Old October 3rd, 2019, 03:45 PM
Judy Madnick
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Why am I unable to see what files are on Google Drive taking up all that space -- or am I just supposed to assume that it's my photos just because I have them in Google Photos?

Judy



Original message
From: "Ryan McGill" <ryanmmcgill (AT) gmail (DOT) com>
To: dixonary (AT) googlegroups (DOT) com;
Dated: 10/3/2019 2:59:43 PM
Subject: Re: [Dixonary] OT: Google Drive, continued


The way I think of it, no, but the way Google's selling it, yes.


You can only access your photos through the app or website, but they use the space from your Drive.


It's unnecessarily complicated to describe how it works, really. 11 GB for photos isn't all that much anymore. My partner (and my ex, too) regularly have that much space devoted to photos on their phones.


Given the resolution of modern cameras, raw photos are about 3-4 megs apiece now, so 11 GB is equivalent to about 3750 pictures. If you only take about 50 photos at a major family event (probably a low figure), and you have just less than one of those per month and 3-4 major holidays a year at the same rate, 3750 pictures is about 5 years' worth of photos.


I take fewer photos (maybe 20 a month), but I save a lot of internet memes, and I have about 14.5 GB of photos saved. I don't keep them on Google, though.




On Monday, September 30, 2019 at 10:14:56 AM UTC-7, Judy Madnick wrote:
Would that mean the photos are simply in the photo app and not Google Drive? 11.1 Gb out of 15 Gb is a lot on Google Drive, is it not?

Judy



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From: "Ryan McGill" <ryanm... (AT) gmail (DOT) com>
To: dixo... (AT) googlegroups (DOT) com;
Dated: 9/30/2019 11:34:40 AM
Subject: Re: [Dixonary] OT: Google Drive, continued


Judy,


Photos no longer appear on Drive, but they use space from the same allotment. Google has made Photos its own thing now. If you're using Android, it's probably already syncing via the native photo app.


Ryan




On Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 12:50:46 PM UTC-7, Judy Madnick wrote:
Apparently the quota page is what I've been looking at. It shows that I've used 11.1 Gb out of 15 Gb with just ten items listed. My guess is that it's from when Google Drive was still syncing with Google Photos. Do I really need photos both places? Meanwhile, I don't see where photos are on Google Drive!

Judy



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From: "Daniel B Widdis" <wid... (AT) dixonary (DOT) net>
To: dixo... (AT) googlegroups (DOT) com;
Dated: 9/28/2019 3:42:44 PM
Subject: Re: [Dixonary] OT: Google Drive, continued


You may have multiple copies of files that have been backed up.

I don’t use Google Drive but the docs mention a “Quota Page” where you can find duplicates and sort/find the biggest files.

From: on behalf of Judy Madnick
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Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 10:49 AM
To:
Subject: [Dixonary] OT: Google Drive, continued

A topic from the past...

I'm trying to figure out why Google Drive shows that I have used 11.1 Gb of 15 Gb, yet I'm not seeing anything near that amount of usage! My phone is backed up (60 apps), but when I look at storage used, the files are in Mb and Kb, with nothing adding up to Gb in an obvious way. I'm not able to find everything that's backed up with the total usage. How do I find everything that's been backed up?

To be honest, I'm not that interested in backing up "stuff" to Google Drive (although the phone backup is worthwhile). I do have a few Google docs from an organization to which I belong.

Thanks,

Judy Madnick





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From: "Ryan McGill"
To: dixo... (AT) googlegroups (DOT) com;
Dated: 5/25/2018 7:49:50 PM
Subject: Re: [Dixonary] OT: New Computer
Judy,

Google Drive monitors the folder(s) you've selected while it is running. The program will run in the background from your toolbar (on Mac; I assume it's the same on Windows, and I quit using Linux before I started using Drive, so I don't know if it's available there), but you can also close it. While it's running, if you edit a file, it will update the Cloud version. If you delete (or move) files from the folder it's monitoring, Google Drive will mark those files for deletion and "move" them to an analog of your email trash. You will be able to restore a file from that trash (which you can access from Drive's web interface) as long as your Drive space isn't used up.

There's a pretty good group of settings available within Drive to help control how it behaves.

On Friday, May 25, 2018 at 12:58:06 PM UTC-7, Judy Madnick wrote:
Ryan,

If you delete files from your computer, I'm assuming they're not deleted from Google Drive; is that correct? Would you have to delete everything from Google Drive and then re-sync if you've deleted files from your computer? And how does it work with edited files?

Judy

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.




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From: "Ryan McGill"
To: dixo... (AT) googlegroups (DOT) com;
Dated: 5/25/2018 2:01:44 PM
Subject: Re: [Dixonary] OT: New Computer
Gerri,

I'm afraid it appears you are creeping.

Google Drive is a program that provides Cloud-based backup for your files. In order to make this work, you'd download the program from Google, sign into your (Google) account, and tell the program what folders you want to upload (sync) to the cloud. I believe the file limit is around 30Gig right now.. It would sync those folders automatically.

Then you download Google Drive on the new machine and tell your computer where to save the items. It will download them to your preferred location automatically.

So you don't have to do them at the same time, and they aren't technically connected. You're using the Internet/Cloud as an intermediary (and it will also back up anything you save to the sync folders). If you want to do it at the same time, you could, there'd just be a little more lag than if there were a direct connection. That is, a file would have to be completely written to the Cloud by your old computer before you could read it to write on your new computer.

If at some later point, you wish to delete your items from the Cloud and still have them on your computer, you'll have to move the files from wherever you chose to sync them. In the past, I've been able to do this by renaming the syncing folder, but I don't think that's still how it works. I'm not really sure why you'd want to do this other than concerns about privacy, but it's possible if you want.

I've used this system for work for around 5-7 years. And I've used it personally for around 3-4 years. It works fantastically, and I've never had a data breach related to it.


On Friday, May 25, 2018 at 7:49:57 AM UTC-7, Guerri wrote:
Presumably the two computers will have to be attached to each other for
this process.

I can't remember what I did last time. I just looked up my notes and
I've had my current machine since (are you sitting down?) ...March,
2008. It is 10 years old. Yikes!

I don't understand what you are telling me. I understand how to download
software, but I am guessing I would download to the old machine since
nothing is set up on the new one. Then presumably the computers would be
attached to each other? With a USB cable? Or would this all be done
online? I don't know why I am even asking. I could download the
software, and read whatever instructions come with it. This is not one
of my better days!

I am way behind the times.

I have other decisions to make as well. For example, I have partitioned
my drive on my current machine. I am asking myself why I wanted to do
that, but as best I can recall, I wanted part of the drive for the
operating system itself then a partition for my software and a partition
for my data. Needless to say, my notes are sketchy. I think I wanted to
reduce the time for backing things up, and would only back up my own
stuff. Meaning any data files, and any software aside from the Windows
itself.

I think I have somehow become that little old lady creeping along ahead
of you on the highway. Perhaps I should put this off until tomorrow, or
at least til the laundry is done, and possibly some of the yard work.
And I am forgetting my nap. Yes, the nap.


Guerri

On 5/24/2018 2:15 PM, Daniel B. Widdis wrote:
> If you want to do it completely painlessly, you can download this
> software:
>
> https://www.easeus.com/free- pc-transfer-software/
>
> Use the Professional version so you can transfer over your network,
> but use the "Free Trial" that lets you transfer 2x without paying the
> $50 license.
>
>
>
> On Thu, May 24, 2018 at 6:43 AM, Guerri Stevens
> > wrote:

>
> It's Windows. Vista, in fact. I am considering waiting a bit. On
> the other hand, maybe I should just do it. But there are a number
> of other tasks needing attention. Anyway, I will make notes or
> print any advice I receive.
>
> In the meantime I can work in the yard in advance of the rain
> predicted for this afternoon, and/or wonder what the point is of
> being on the "do not call" list if we get calls anyway.
>
>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On May 24, 2018, at 7:53 AM, Guerri Stevens
> > gue... (AT) guerristevens (DOT) com>> wrote:

>
> My current computer is pretty old, so I bought a new one.
> Of course the minute I did that, the old one seemed to be
> running OK. However it's only a matter of time ...
>
>
> Any ideas on how to transfer everything?
>
>
> I can remember a time when I was happy to have a new
> machine, but right now, it is another chore.
>
>
> My own files will have to be transferred. Software: I
> think that some stuff can be downloaded. Tbird, for example.
>
> --
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Old October 3rd, 2019, 04:25 PM
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That's the troubling bit: you can't. They're only visible through Google
photos.

I'm guessing it's because of some sort of data mining that happens on the
Photos backend, because that's Google's stock in trade, but I don't really
know.

And that exact problem is why I don't use Google Photos: I don't want to be
confused about where my space went.

Ryan



On Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 12:45:37 PM UTC-7, Judy Madnick wrote:
>
> Why am I unable to see what files are on Google Drive taking up all that
> space -- or am I just supposed to assume that it's my photos just because I
> have them in Google Photos?
>
> Judy
>
> ------------------------------
> Original message
> From: "Ryan McGill" <ryanm... (AT) gmail (DOT) com <javascript:>>
> To: dixo... (AT) googlegroups (DOT) com <javascript:>;
> Dated: 10/3/2019 2:59:43 PM
> Subject: Re: [Dixonary] OT: Google Drive, continued
>
> The way I think of it, no, but the way Google's selling it, yes.
>
> You can only access your photos through the app or website, but they use
> the space from your Drive.
>
> It's unnecessarily complicated to describe how it works, really. 11 GB for
> photos isn't all that much anymore. My partner (and my ex, too) regularly
> have that much space devoted to photos on their phones.
>
> Given the resolution of modern cameras, raw photos are about 3-4 megs
> apiece now, so 11 GB is equivalent to about 3750 pictures. If you only take
> about 50 photos at a major family event (probably a low figure), and you
> have just less than one of those per month and 3-4 major holidays a year at
> the same rate, 3750 pictures is about 5 years' worth of photos.
>
> I take fewer photos (maybe 20 a month), but I save a lot of internet
> memes, and I have about 14.5 GB of photos saved. I don't keep them on
> Google, though.
>
>
>
> On Monday, September 30, 2019 at 10:14:56 AM UTC-7, Judy Madnick wrote:
>>
>> Would that mean the photos are simply in the photo app and not Google
>> Drive? 11.1 Gb out of 15 Gb is a lot on Google Drive, is it not?
>>
>> Judy
>>
>> ------------------------------
>> Original message
>> From: "Ryan McGill" <ryanm... (AT) gmail (DOT) com>
>> To: dixo... (AT) googlegroups (DOT) com;
>> Dated: 9/30/2019 11:34:40 AM
>> Subject: Re: [Dixonary] OT: Google Drive, continued
>>
>> Judy,
>>
>> Photos no longer appear on Drive, but they use space from the same
>> allotment. Google has made Photos its own thing now. If you're using
>> Android, it's probably already syncing via the native photo app.
>>
>> Ryan
>>
>>
>>
>> On Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 12:50:46 PM UTC-7, Judy Madnick wrote:
>>>
>>> Apparently the quota page is what I've been looking at. It shows that
>>> I've used 11.1 Gb out of 15 Gb with just ten items listed. My guess is that
>>> it's from when Google Drive was still syncing with Google Photos. Do I
>>> really need photos both places? Meanwhile, I don't see where photos are on
>>> Google Drive!
>>>
>>> Judy
>>>
>>> ------------------------------
>>> Original message
>>> From: "Daniel B Widdis" <wid... (AT) dixonary (DOT) net>
>>> To: dixo... (AT) googlegroups (DOT) com;
>>> Dated: 9/28/2019 3:42:44 PM
>>> Subject: Re: [Dixonary] OT: Google Drive, continued
>>>
>>> You may have multiple copies of files that have been backed up.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> I don’t use Google Drive but the docs mention a “Quota Page” where you
>>> can find duplicates and sort/find the biggest files.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> *From: *on behalf of Judy Madnick
>>> *Reply-To: *
>>> *Date: *Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 10:49 AM
>>> *To: *
>>> *Subject: *[Dixonary] OT: Google Drive, continued
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> A topic from the past...
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> I'm trying to figure out why Google Drive shows that I have used 11.1 Gb
>>> of 15 Gb, yet I'm not seeing anything near that amount of usage! My phone
>>> is backed up (60 apps), but when I look at storage used, the files are in
>>> Mb and Kb, with nothing adding up to Gb in an obvious way. I'm not able to
>>> find everything that's backed up with the total usage. How do I find
>>> everything that's been backed up?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> To be honest, I'm not that interested in backing up "stuff" to Google
>>> Drive (although the phone backup is worthwhile). I do have a few Google
>>> docs from an organization to which I belong.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Judy Madnick
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> ------------------------------
>>>
>>> Original message
>>> From: "Ryan McGill"
>>> To: dixo... (AT) googlegroups (DOT) com;
>>> Dated: 5/25/2018 7:49:50 PM
>>> Subject: Re: [Dixonary] OT: New Computer
>>>
>>> Judy,
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Google Drive monitors the folder(s) you've selected while it is running..
>>> The program will run in the background from your toolbar (on Mac; I assume
>>> it's the same on Windows, and I quit using Linux before I started using
>>> Drive, so I don't know if it's available there), but you can also close it.
>>> While it's running, if you edit a file, it will update the Cloud version.
>>> If you delete (or move) files from the folder it's monitoring, Google Drive
>>> will mark those files for deletion and "move" them to an analog of your
>>> email trash. You will be able to restore a file from that trash (which you
>>> can access from Drive's web interface) as long as your Drive space isn't
>>> used up.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> There's a pretty good group of settings available within Drive to help
>>> control how it behaves.
>>>
>>>
>>> On Friday, May 25, 2018 at 12:58:06 PM UTC-7, Judy Madnick wrote:
>>>
>>> Ryan,
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> If you delete files from your computer, I'm assuming they're not deleted
>>> from Google Drive; is that correct? Would you have to delete everything
>>> from Google Drive and then re-sync if you've deleted files from your
>>> computer? And how does it work with edited files?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Judy
>>>
>>>
>>> *Today is the first day of the rest of your life.*
>>>
>>>
>>> ------------------------------
>>>
>>> Original message
>>> From: "Ryan McGill"
>>> To: dixo... (AT) googlegroups (DOT) com;
>>> Dated: 5/25/2018 2:01:44 PM
>>> Subject: Re: [Dixonary] OT: New Computer
>>>
>>> Gerri,
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> I'm afraid it appears you are creeping.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Google Drive is a program that provides Cloud-based backup for your
>>> files. In order to make this work, you'd download the program from Google,
>>> sign into your (Google) account, and tell the program what folders you want
>>> to upload (sync) to the cloud. I believe the file limit is around 30Gig
>>> right now. It would sync those folders automatically.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Then you download Google Drive on the new machine and tell your computer
>>> where to save the items. It will download them to your preferred location
>>> automatically.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> So you don't have to do them at the same time, and they aren't
>>> technically connected. You're using the Internet/Cloud as an intermediary
>>> (and it will also back up anything you save to the sync folders). If you
>>> want to do it at the same time, you could, there'd just be a little more
>>> lag than if there were a direct connection. That is, a file would have to
>>> be completely written to the Cloud by your old computer before you could
>>> read it to write on your new computer.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> If at some later point, you wish to delete your items from the Cloud and
>>> still have them on your computer, you'll have to move the files from
>>> wherever you chose to sync them. In the past, I've been able to do this by
>>> renaming the syncing folder, but I don't think that's still how it works.
>>> I'm not really sure why you'd want to do this other than concerns about
>>> privacy, but it's possible if you want.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> I've used this system for work for around 5-7 years. And I've used it
>>> personally for around 3-4 years. It works fantastically, and I've never had
>>> a data breach related to it.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Friday, May 25, 2018 at 7:49:57 AM UTC-7, Guerri wrote:
>>>
>>> Presumably the two computers will have to be attached to each other for
>>> this process.
>>>
>>> I can't remember what I did last time. I just looked up my notes and
>>> I've had my current machine since (are you sitting down?) ...March,
>>> 2008. It is 10 years old. Yikes!
>>>
>>> I don't understand what you are telling me. I understand how to download
>>> software, but I am guessing I would download to the old machine since
>>> nothing is set up on the new one. Then presumably the computers would be
>>> attached to each other? With a USB cable? Or would this all be done
>>> online? I don't know why I am even asking. I could download the
>>> software, and read whatever instructions come with it. This is not one
>>> of my better days!
>>>
>>> I am way behind the times.
>>>
>>> I have other decisions to make as well. For example, I have partitioned
>>> my drive on my current machine. I am asking myself why I wanted to do
>>> that, but as best I can recall, I wanted part of the drive for the
>>> operating system itself then a partition for my software and a partition
>>> for my data. Needless to say, my notes are sketchy. I think I wanted to
>>> reduce the time for backing things up, and would only back up my own
>>> stuff. Meaning any data files, and any software aside from the Windows
>>> itself.
>>>
>>> I think I have somehow become that little old lady creeping along ahead
>>> of you on the highway. Perhaps I should put this off until tomorrow, or
>>> at least til the laundry is done, and possibly some of the yard work.
>>> And I am forgetting my nap. Yes, the nap.
>>>
>>>
>>> Guerri
>>>
>>> On 5/24/2018 2:15 PM, Daniel B. Widdis wrote:
>>> > If you want to do it completely painlessly, you can download this
>>> > software:
>>> >
>>> > https://www.easeus.com/free- pc-transfer-software/
>>> <https://www.easeus.com/free-pc-transfer-software/>
>>> >
>>> > Use the Professional version so you can transfer over your network,
>>> > but use the "Free Trial" that lets you transfer 2x without paying the
>>> > $50 license.
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > On Thu, May 24, 2018 at 6:43 AM, Guerri Stevens
>>> > > wrote:
>>> >
>>> > It's Windows. Vista, in fact. I am considering waiting a bit. On
>>> > the other hand, maybe I should just do it. But there are a number
>>> > of other tasks needing attention. Anyway, I will make notes or
>>> > print any advice I receive.
>>> >
>>> > In the meantime I can work in the yard in advance of the rain
>>> > predicted for this afternoon, and/or wonder what the point is of
>>> > being on the "do not call" list if we get calls anyway.
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > Sent from my iPhone
>>> >
>>> > On May 24, 2018, at 7:53 AM, Guerri Stevens
>>> > > gue... (AT) guerristevens (DOT) com>> wrote:
>>> >
>>> > My current computer is pretty old, so I bought a new one.
>>> > Of course the minute I did that, the old one seemed to be
>>> > running OK. However it's only a matter of time ...
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > Any ideas on how to transfer everything?
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > I can remember a time when I was happy to have a new
>>> > machine, but right now, it is another chore.
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > My own files will have to be transferred. Software: I
>>> > think that some stuff can be downloaded. Tbird, for
>>> example.
>>> >
>>> > --
>>> > Guerri
>>> >
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Old October 4th, 2019, 01:25 PM
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Default Re: [Dixonary] OT: Google Drive, continued

Well, as long as I know that it's the photos taking up space, I can keep that in mind. I'm sure there are lots of photos that could be removed.

Thanks for your help!

Judy



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From: "Ryan McGill" <ryanmmcgill (AT) gmail (DOT) com>
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Dated: 10/3/2019 4:25:55 PM
Subject: Re: [Dixonary] OT: Google Drive, continued


That's the troubling bit: you can't. They're only visible through Google photos.


I'm guessing it's because of some sort of data mining that happens on the Photos backend, because that's Google's stock in trade, but I don't really know.


And that exact problem is why I don't use Google Photos: I don't want to be confused about where my space went.


Ryan





On Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 12:45:37 PM UTC-7, Judy Madnick wrote:
Why am I unable to see what files are on Google Drive taking up all that space -- or am I just supposed to assume that it's my photos just because I have them in Google Photos?

Judy



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Dated: 10/3/2019 2:59:43 PM
Subject: Re: [Dixonary] OT: Google Drive, continued


The way I think of it, no, but the way Google's selling it, yes.


You can only access your photos through the app or website, but they use the space from your Drive.


It's unnecessarily complicated to describe how it works, really. 11 GB for photos isn't all that much anymore. My partner (and my ex, too) regularly have that much space devoted to photos on their phones.


Given the resolution of modern cameras, raw photos are about 3-4 megs apiece now, so 11 GB is equivalent to about 3750 pictures. If you only take about 50 photos at a major family event (probably a low figure), and you have just less than one of those per month and 3-4 major holidays a year at the same rate, 3750 pictures is about 5 years' worth of photos.


I take fewer photos (maybe 20 a month), but I save a lot of internet memes, and I have about 14.5 GB of photos saved. I don't keep them on Google, though.




On Monday, September 30, 2019 at 10:14:56 AM UTC-7, Judy Madnick wrote:
Would that mean the photos are simply in the photo app and not Google Drive? 11.1 Gb out of 15 Gb is a lot on Google Drive, is it not?

Judy



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Dated: 9/30/2019 11:34:40 AM
Subject: Re: [Dixonary] OT: Google Drive, continued


Judy,


Photos no longer appear on Drive, but they use space from the same allotment. Google has made Photos its own thing now. If you're using Android, it's probably already syncing via the native photo app.


Ryan




On Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 12:50:46 PM UTC-7, Judy Madnick wrote:
Apparently the quota page is what I've been looking at. It shows that I've used 11.1 Gb out of 15 Gb with just ten items listed. My guess is that it's from when Google Drive was still syncing with Google Photos. Do I really need photos both places? Meanwhile, I don't see where photos are on Google Drive!

Judy



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Subject: Re: [Dixonary] OT: Google Drive, continued


You may have multiple copies of files that have been backed up.

I don’t use Google Drive but the docs mention a “Quota Page” where you can find duplicates and sort/find the biggest files.

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Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 10:49 AM
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Subject: [Dixonary] OT: Google Drive, continued

A topic from the past...

I'm trying to figure out why Google Drive shows that I have used 11.1 Gb of 15 Gb, yet I'm not seeing anything near that amount of usage! My phone is backed up (60 apps), but when I look at storage used, the files are in Mb and Kb, with nothing adding up to Gb in an obvious way. I'm not able to find everything that's backed up with the total usage. How do I find everything that's been backed up?

To be honest, I'm not that interested in backing up "stuff" to Google Drive (although the phone backup is worthwhile). I do have a few Google docs from an organization to which I belong.

Thanks,

Judy Madnick





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From: "Ryan McGill"
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Dated: 5/25/2018 7:49:50 PM
Subject: Re: [Dixonary] OT: New Computer
Judy,

Google Drive monitors the folder(s) you've selected while it is running. The program will run in the background from your toolbar (on Mac; I assume it's the same on Windows, and I quit using Linux before I started using Drive, so I don't know if it's available there), but you can also close it. While it's running, if you edit a file, it will update the Cloud version. If you delete (or move) files from the folder it's monitoring, Google Drive will mark those files for deletion and "move" them to an analog of your email trash. You will be able to restore a file from that trash (which you can access from Drive's web interface) as long as your Drive space isn't used up.

There's a pretty good group of settings available within Drive to help control how it behaves.

On Friday, May 25, 2018 at 12:58:06 PM UTC-7, Judy Madnick wrote:
Ryan,

If you delete files from your computer, I'm assuming they're not deleted from Google Drive; is that correct? Would you have to delete everything from Google Drive and then re-sync if you've deleted files from your computer? And how does it work with edited files?

Judy

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.




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Dated: 5/25/2018 2:01:44 PM
Subject: Re: [Dixonary] OT: New Computer
Gerri,

I'm afraid it appears you are creeping.

Google Drive is a program that provides Cloud-based backup for your files. In order to make this work, you'd download the program from Google, sign into your (Google) account, and tell the program what folders you want to upload (sync) to the cloud. I believe the file limit is around 30Gig right now.. It would sync those folders automatically.

Then you download Google Drive on the new machine and tell your computer where to save the items. It will download them to your preferred location automatically.

So you don't have to do them at the same time, and they aren't technically connected. You're using the Internet/Cloud as an intermediary (and it will also back up anything you save to the sync folders). If you want to do it at the same time, you could, there'd just be a little more lag than if there were a direct connection. That is, a file would have to be completely written to the Cloud by your old computer before you could read it to write on your new computer.

If at some later point, you wish to delete your items from the Cloud and still have them on your computer, you'll have to move the files from wherever you chose to sync them. In the past, I've been able to do this by renaming the syncing folder, but I don't think that's still how it works. I'm not really sure why you'd want to do this other than concerns about privacy, but it's possible if you want.

I've used this system for work for around 5-7 years. And I've used it personally for around 3-4 years. It works fantastically, and I've never had a data breach related to it.


On Friday, May 25, 2018 at 7:49:57 AM UTC-7, Guerri wrote:
Presumably the two computers will have to be attached to each other for
this process.

I can't remember what I did last time. I just looked up my notes and
I've had my current machine since (are you sitting down?) ...March,
2008. It is 10 years old. Yikes!

I don't understand what you are telling me. I understand how to download
software, but I am guessing I would download to the old machine since
nothing is set up on the new one. Then presumably the computers would be
attached to each other? With a USB cable? Or would this all be done
online? I don't know why I am even asking. I could download the
software, and read whatever instructions come with it. This is not one
of my better days!

I am way behind the times.

I have other decisions to make as well. For example, I have partitioned
my drive on my current machine. I am asking myself why I wanted to do
that, but as best I can recall, I wanted part of the drive for the
operating system itself then a partition for my software and a partition
for my data. Needless to say, my notes are sketchy. I think I wanted to
reduce the time for backing things up, and would only back up my own
stuff. Meaning any data files, and any software aside from the Windows
itself.

I think I have somehow become that little old lady creeping along ahead
of you on the highway. Perhaps I should put this off until tomorrow, or
at least til the laundry is done, and possibly some of the yard work.
And I am forgetting my nap. Yes, the nap.


Guerri

On 5/24/2018 2:15 PM, Daniel B. Widdis wrote:
> If you want to do it completely painlessly, you can download this
> software:
>
> https://www.easeus.com/free- pc-transfer-software/
>
> Use the Professional version so you can transfer over your network,
> but use the "Free Trial" that lets you transfer 2x without paying the
> $50 license.
>
>
>
> On Thu, May 24, 2018 at 6:43 AM, Guerri Stevens
> > wrote:

>
> It's Windows. Vista, in fact. I am considering waiting a bit. On
> the other hand, maybe I should just do it. But there are a number
> of other tasks needing attention. Anyway, I will make notes or
> print any advice I receive.
>
> In the meantime I can work in the yard in advance of the rain
> predicted for this afternoon, and/or wonder what the point is of
> being on the "do not call" list if we get calls anyway.
>
>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On May 24, 2018, at 7:53 AM, Guerri Stevens
> > gue... (AT) guerristevens (DOT) com>> wrote:

>
> My current computer is pretty old, so I bought a new one.
> Of course the minute I did that, the old one seemed to be
> running OK. However it's only a matter of time ...
>
>
> Any ideas on how to transfer everything?
>
>
> I can remember a time when I was happy to have a new
> machine, but right now, it is another chore.
>
>
> My own files will have to be transferred. Software: I
> think that some stuff can be downloaded. Tbird, for example.
>
> --
> Guerri
>

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