My laptop has developed a fault; it looks as if the power socket at the back is working loose, so itís going in to a friendly local dealer to fix.
Last night, as I donít want the dealer to see my data, I deleted all the data folders. Yes I know they could if they really wanted try to recover Ė some of Ė the data but thatís unlikely. As I use KeePass to store my passwords, etc. and keep the database in a Dropbox folder so any changes are propagated between my desktop and laptop PCs, I felt it appropriate to delete it from the Dropbox folder. OK, in theory having a strong KeePass password should make it safe.
This morning when I powered up my desktop PC I realised my mistake. My desktop PC couldnít find the KeePass data file. Searching my back-ups I realised that it wasnít backed-up anywhere.
I looked at the online Dropbox folder and found there was a Deleted files folder, and in it was the data file. Undeleted it. Phew!
I now ensure that Dropbox files are included in my back-up parameters. And Iím now trying to think if thereís any other data that isnít being backed-up. Itís easy to think youíre OK and have all the data saved, but...
Lesson learned for me, posting here in case itís of benefit to others.
Happily running Windows 10 Pro on both desktop and laptop
We have more and more laws, and less and less enforcement