this "new computer" bit. My brother assures me that all my files can be transferred to the new computer. My brother-in-law keeps telling me that some of my programmes will not work on the new computer.
There are files it would be disastrous to lose. I have them backed up but should I do a back up of the back up. What if the Drop Box site crashed irretrievably? (Okay I backed that up too...after all those novels I have endeavoured to write are in there as well and losing all that would be a disaster.)
The programmes are a little more awkward. Will the Sweater Wizard work? It is very useful. The Sock Wizard and the Mitten and Glove Wizard are useful too... I could not have made mittens for a friend without some ideas from that last programme.
I think I will lose all the Kindle files. They won't be able to be transferred. I hope I can get another copy of Nicola Morgan's excellent WAGS (Write a Great Synopsis). I have entire books as Adobe Files - I hope they can be copied. I can download some again but others I would have to buy again and that, to put it mildly, would annoy me.
Then there are all my passwords and my favourites and - well many other things.
All my professional material is backed up elsewhere. There are other ways of getting to it. It does not appear on here - for security reasons - but will anything go wrong? It should not.
This is the problem with computers. I am tempted to make hard copies - which is, I suspect, what other people do. It is why I still do not have a paperless office - and why I may never have one.