Monday, 6 February 2012

Hard Drive Failure

A few weeks after my daughter was born my computer died. Turned out it was my hard drive. I still need to see if I can get the data recovered. It means the only photos I have of her first 3 weeks are the ones I had emailed people and had posted on Facebook. I kept meaning to get my external hard drive back off a friend and back everything up, but never quite got around to it. 4 days ago, my new hard drive died. Which means I've lost the next 4 months of photos of Guinevere, plus all my other information. I am so glad that some of my photos and information (like my goals for this year) are online, as it means I don't feel like I've lost everything. But it's still hard, as it could have been so easily avoided. I could have backed things up onto my husband's machine, as they are networked, or put things onto a DVD. I guess I just thought that because one had died, I wouldn't have to deal with another one dying. Other than the photos, the thing I am most upset at having lost is the alphabet I was working on for Guinevere, a medieval one. I was about half finished.

So, if you are reading this, and haven't backed up the irreplaceable information that is currently stored in your computer, please make it one of the things that you get done in the next few days. If something happens to your computer, you will be so glad that you did.

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