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Dropbox is a great online backup service that I have been using. It is especially useful if you have multiple computers with files you would like to access over the Internet. I have a laptop and a desktop computer at home. Keeping files backed up and synchronized on both of these computers is a snap. All I had to do was install the software on both computers and move all the files that I wanted backed up and synchronized to the “My Dropbox” folder. If I create, change, or delete any files on one computer, Dropbox automatically updates the other computer as well (the next time it is turned on and has Internet access). I can also access my files from any computer that is on the Internet. You can store up to 2GB of files for free. If you sign up by following this link, you can get an extra 250 MB of bonus space. A short video will explain what Dropbox can do for you.
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