With digital scrapbooking I am constantly updating our files and folders, so it's hard to keep everything completely backed up and up to date. I have awful luck with computers, so my main storage for my files was both Skydrive and Google drive (one organised by type, the other by theme). I also backed up weekly onto an external hard drive.
I thought Skydrive was safe as my go-to storage. Wrong! With Windows 8.1 update, it made my mail-app crash, which meant I had to do a system refresh, which meant Skydrive wouldn't sync ... everything that was available offline is stuck in the cloud, and my folders are too big to download. Then after 6 Microsoft technicians, I get through to someone at 1AM who can help me-- for a fee. Like the idiot I am, I pay because otherwise I'll have to patch my files together from different locations. All I want by this point is to run with my up-to-date files and store them elsewhere. Anyway, he 'fixed' it, but this morning? I go to open my skydrive files and half of them are damaged and unable to open! Massive patchwork job in operation-- taking some files from Google drive & some from my external hard drive.
Be warned-- innocent Windows updates can cause havoc. Oh if only I could afford a Mac...