- Apr 16, 2011
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- Sarasota, FL, USA
- Printer Model
- Canon ip4500, 9000 MK II, PRO-
What's a CD?How do you store your software stored on CD and DVD?
Seriously, have you ever seen a media type come and go so fast? Including DVD's, for the most part, and especially writable for archiving. I have drawers of blank discs of both types, two sizes, and hundreds of sleeves. I now burn a disc maybe twice a year. My first DVD burner was 2X and it cost $200!
The culprit for OP's programs question, etc, from my perspective? Cheap hard drives with inexpensive cloud backups. I also backup my data drive once a month to another HD that I keep in my car with a USB external drive. Backup, backup, backup. BTW, most of the cloud backups I've looked at, like Carbonite, do not keep a file more than 30 days after it's deleted from your hard drive.
Or, many programs continue to get updated, and you can download the most recent. Even if no longer updated, it's often easier to find online and download than paw through a pile of CD's.
But yes, I have an ancient zippered CD holder and it works fine. I do keep some particularly large or (probably no longer needed) programs that were once worth hanging on. I should probably chuck them.