Automatically Back Up Your Documents

Did you know that files you save on your computer are not backed up? It’s sad but true that anything you save on the hard drive of your work computer could be lost if something bad happened. Fortunately if you use a desktop on Beacon hill there is an easy way to make sure files are backed up. Here’s how to tell your computer to store your Desktop and Documents folder in your U:\ Drive rather than on your local computer.


The U:\ and How it Can Save Your Files

Folders are pretty boring.  You probably have tons of them on your computer.  However, not all folders where created equal.  The U:\ or “U” drive is a folder that lives on one of the UUA’s servers.  Your U drive folder has one extra property that a folder on your desktop lacks: it is backed up several different ways automatically. Read on to find out how to keep your data safe…


Open Network Shares Faster with Mac Finder

If you’re using a Mac to connect to UUA network shares you may have noticed when you click on a folder with lots of items in it nothing happens for a minute or two. This has annoyed me enough that I actually switched to a Finder replacement (muCommander) for a while. (Finder is the Mac file management program that corresponds to Windows Explorer on Windows machines.) That worked pretty well but a recent conversation with a coworker lead me to another solution. (more…)