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The Linguist's Shoebox

Integrated data management and analysis for the field linguist


Back up your Shoebox files regularly.

We strongly encourage you to back up your Shoebox files on a removable medium (e.g., compact disc, floppy disk, tape). It is also prudent to send copies of your backups to a secure location periodically. You can prevent loss of your field work if your computer malfunctions or is lost by making archives regularly and at times of transition:

There are at least three kinds of Shoebox-related files on your computer's hard disk:

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