on Just Publishing Advice:
How to use a file manager to protect your precious manuscript
Don’t trust technology!
If you are writing a book, you should never use one working copy of your manuscript file. Computer files can suffer from all sorts of problems such as file corruption, accidental deletions or worse, viruses.
Many writers start writing a book using Microsoft Word or a similar word processor.
Every day they add more text to the manuscript and think that by regularly hitting ‘Save‘ everything is safe.