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Protecting your images begins before you get them to the computer. When you take shots, and they are written to your memory card, they only live in that one spot. So you want to make sure they are safe and sound before you upload them. I like to keep my memory cards in cases. That gives me a level of protection. And another thing that I like to do is write my cell phone number on the outside of the case. I actually know of an instance where a professional photographer left her cards in a rental car, was getting ready to board a plane, and got the call and was able to retrieve her cards, not losing that entire shoot.
That's a good thing. Now, if you don't like my handwriting here with my Sharpie -- and I usually use Sharpies for writing on the outside of the cases -- you can use a labeler. I have a label here with my name on it on this portable hard drive. And, by the way, I think all of your portable devices should have some identification on them, but you can make smaller labels and put them on the outside of the case. The one thing I don't recommend that you do is put the labels on the card themselves, because what happens is they can begin to come loose, and when you go to take the card out of the camera it can get stuck in there, and that is definitely not a good thing.
So the bottom line is, take good care of your cards, and you'll be taking good care of your pictures, and you will be able to enjoy them on your computer when you get home.
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