(Updated August 28, 2023) Short and sweet: I’m not a fan of purchasing a brand new phone every one to two years, especially from my cell phone service provider. They make it easy, but often that can turn into paying more than you need to, IMO. For years now, I have been purchasing refurbished phones …
So, if you subscribe to my email list, you know that Forever has posted a Holiday Gift Guide that’s easily accessible from the landing page of the site. If you’d like to peruse that gift guide (which gives you easy links to things you can make in just minutes), here it is: Forever’s Holiday Gift …
Artisan has an amazing calendar tool that has been part of the software almost since the beginning. But I’ve found that it’s a little known tool. Today I’m hoping to help with that. Hold on, this is going to be a long post. How to find Calendar Templates You can create a calendar from scratch …
Before you purchase your next computer, consider this:
I’m still using the shadow copy feature in Historian 4 to back up most of my photos on my computer. But what I’ve found in the past few years is this: I always needed more hard drive space, so I would purchase a bigger external drive. With this system, it’s up to me to maintain a separate drive or drives to store my photos and maintain an adequate backup. To manage things I’ve split up my vaults to make them smaller. But I always run into the problem of having to remember to plug the backup drive into my laptop periodically so my shadow copy is up to date.
And then there are the hard drive crashes. Not one. Not even just one per year. In 2016, I had to reinstall Windows 4 times. In 2017, I’ve reinstalled again four more times on two different laptops. Just a few months ago in late 2020, I upgraded my laptop again.
Can you see where this is going?
I was asked an interesting question this week.
“Can I run all of my digital artwork from an external drive only?”
The simple answer to the question is yes, and I’ll show you how you can do that. However, please also read a few of my comments on that below after the how-to.
I honestly can’t believe I haven’t written this post before because I feel like I’ve explained it dozens of times. I think I’ve left bits and pieces of this information in other posts, but I never fully wrote down the process to move Artisan, and more importantly, Artisan content, to a new computer.