The University of California (Santa Cruz) Information Technology Services posted the "Top 10 List" of Good Computing Practices, and I thought I'd share one here... 10. Make backup copies of files or data you are not willing to lose -- and store the copies very securely. Why should you back up important files? If you don't back up your data, you run the risk of losing it. Your files could disappear due to a virus, computer crash, accidental keystroke, theft, or disaster. I'm seeing more and more posts from users who have lost files or programs due to a variety of reasons. If you are one of theses, please don't think you are the only one! This happens to almost everyone at some time. But there is a simple way to prevent it. As it states above, backup your files! Today almost anyone can afford a small thumb drive with several GBs of storage. This would be more than enough to backup your Laughingbird Software downloads, and graphics. Simply copy the download files when you get them, copy your graphics directories and the contents and you are finished. Put the backup somewhere safe! If you cannot afford a thumb drive, simply create a 'Backup' directory on your computer and copy your files there. Not as safe, but better than no backup. When a new version comes out, download the update file, copy it to the backup, then install it. If anything goes wrong, you still have all your other files and graphics preserved. It's a small extra step against loss. Also remember that as you add graphics, or graphics packs, to copy them to the backup as well. And backup all your logos and content that you create! Follow this advice, backup your files, and they will always be there if and when you need them!