Monday, April 9, 2012

Back That Stuff Up!

When was the last time you backed up your important files?

I hope everyone had a lovely and restful Easter break!  Our Easter weekend was filled with lots of good family fun and some not so great stuff.  Namely a virus wrecking havoc on our main laptop.  The same laptop with our family photos for the current year, seven weeks of growth progression pictures for Ashleigh's cabbage project and a guest post I had just finished writing for another blog.  Fortunately, Dave was able to restore the laptop and recover my guest post. However, we lost all the pictures :(  What has me really kicking myself, is that we have a backup storage device for pictures.  But, I neglected to copy those pictures over to the external hard drive.  So going forward, when I upload pictures to the laptop, I'm going to copy them over to the backup right then and there.  Lesson learned - the hard way!

Mary Ellen  

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  1. I can SO relate to this! I lost some really important pictures myself a while back, namely pictures from my daughter's prom. I have been very diligent about backing up files since then.

  2. This happened to me about a year ago, though my back-up device (e.g., flash drive died), and as a result, I lost all the pictures on it, ugh! :( However, I do try to back-up the important things I don't want lost. I'm sorry you lost your pictures. :(

  3. Wow, thanks for the warning. WE have a backup our brother in law gave us but have not been using it.