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Windows 7: Virus we cleared, wiped out 50 word documents+ Gdrive sync deleted web

25 Feb 2014   #1
sdowney717

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Virus we cleared, wiped out 50 word documents+ Gdrive sync deleted web

Luckily she has a backup on her work PC.

I think Google drive is a good idea.
I think syncing is a bad idea.

I figure the virus deleted the word docs, and gdrive synced the changes.
Is that how it works? Delete local file, gdrive deletes off the web?


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25 Feb 2014   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

I'm not sure how Google Drive works since I don't use it... but most online backup schemes* include versioning. You can get old versions of any backed up document.

* 41 Online Backup Services Reviewed (Updated February 2014)
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25 Feb 2014   #3
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

The only thing I sync is to my MP3 player. I don't much care for my data going some place I can't touch or hold in my hand.
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25 Feb 2014   #4
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W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
The only thing I sync is to my MP3 player. I don't much care for my data going some place I can't touch or hold in my hand.
Hardware failure. Hurricane/tornado/flood. Fire. Theft.
:-(

Offsite backup. Blowfish encryption with the key of your choosing.
:-)

NSA
:-(
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