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Here's how to preserve your most precious digital memories

By Chris Velazco

26 Apr 2023 · 5 min read

Editor's Note

We often hang onto the formative moments of our lives. For some, that means preserving old tech. The Post offers advice on how to revive old gadgets that need rehabilitation.

Nostalgia. Longing. Comfort. There's no end to the reasons we hang onto the formative moments of our lives. And for some, those moments are encapsulated in the tech we use.

We've received more than a few emails lately asking how to preserve facets of the past: the best parts of old home movies; precious messages from loved ones; or revive old gadgets that need rehabilitation.

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