Losing a document you spent hours working on because your computer does something wonky is enough to make the strongest among us consider throwing a several hundred (thousand) dollar computer out the window. But it happens, and you can minimize the pain.
Save Early, Save Often.
This is especially true for folks using iWork software – Pages, Numbers and Keynote. iWork DOES NOT auto-save your documents as you work. If something happens and you don’t save your work IT WILL BE LOST.
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Powerpoint) have an option to auto-save every ___ minutes. I’ll cover that some other time. For now consider this your notice.
Save Early, Save Often, Save yourself from a Monster Migraine.