I keep two backups and play "piggy back? with them, Sandy. When I do the 3rd backup, I erase the 1st one and so on. In this way, I always have a "previous" one. :) I also have floppy and tape backups, as well as CD backups -- just in case; although I know that probably isn't necessary. It sounds like you're more faithful in backing up than some of us. You are to be commended!