Sunday, February 08, 2009

Whoops

You know how they say there are two kinds of computer users, those who back up regularly and those who haven't lost any data yet?

It's true.

Sad, but true.

4 comments:

Carrie said...

Oh no! You must be feeling pretty sick over it.

Keera Ann Fox said...

BTDT - I have back-up now. Actually, it happened to a co-worker: He accidentally deleted his entire "Jobs" folder. He was sweating bullets, because recovering an emptied trash can on a Mac is not as easy as on a PC. A tech did salvage what was there, but all the files had lost their original names and were no longer grouped in user-defined folders or properly linked to images. My co-worker had to open everything manually to see what he had.

Badaunt said...

I was feeling a bit stunned, I must admit - it was my backup external drive for photographs, which had, over a period of a couple of years, turned into my ONLY drive for photographs as I ran out of space ... and then got written over, accidentally. (Does it happen any other way?) All my photos!

Have done a data recovery thing and recovered quite a lot. I haven't checked it properly yet (it's a bit scary, and I haven't had time) but suspect the file name thing might have happened (yes, it's a Mac). But never mind. It was mostly birds, and the birds are still there, so I can take more! All my travel photos are also on CD (I transfer them to CD at Internet cafes while I'm travelling, to make sure I don't lose them) so they're safe.

Finding the bird story pictures will be interesting, though, if I ever decide to print them and need the originals. :-(

Lia said...

Ouch. That's terrible.

You have inspired me - I think I should go back up my photos while I still have them.