We routinely bookmark or add URLs to 'Favourites' whilst surfing the net. This may be done either to return to that particular page when we have more time or you consider it useful enough to merit a future reference when the need arises, something like ranger49's helpful link: http://www.kropla.com/electric2.htm. Do we ever backup these bookmarks/favourites in the event of a computer crash?
Yes, I do it every 3 or 4 months..more or less. Now that you name it, I think it is almost time to do it again. It was usefull once some years ago, when we changed our computer at home. I am a bit maniatic of "backups", I must admit. Is it just me or is it usual: Now I don´t add many websites to the favourites. It is not like when I started to use the internet, and I admit that some of the websites in my list are long time forgotten, and I can remember why are they there...but I don´t use to delete it.
What I do is that I add favourite URLs into an excel file, one spreadsheet per "category". I also transform them into clickable things. This is saved during my usual saving/backup. Reason for this excel thing: I have so many and with Firefox finding them is somehow a nightmare. In excel it is easier to organise and find for me.
Thanks for the mention Anil but I must not bask in reflected glory. I originally came across that Link via another VT Member - Adaptor-plug - and have used it many times for myself and to pass on to others. And more to the point the link is stored for ease of Reference in a Travel File in My Favourites. After loosing a lot of irretrievable material some years ago my husband's nagging has turned me into a Back-up freak with a collecyion of external hard drives, pen drives, etc.
I have those URLs for "ages" at a T-logue called USEFUL LINKS at my home page. PJ
I don't back them up elsewhere simply because I can remember their names or can find them easily when I google because I know what keywords to use. in fact, quite a few of the sites to which I refer regularly in the travel forums are not in my favourites at all: it's quicker to use google to find them than to ferret through my favourites' folders.