Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A little bit of Technology

This is my Seagate external hard drive. My husband bought it for me for our anniversary last year. I know...so romantic! lol! It was something I needed and wanted, so the gift was well received. However, I didn't fully appreciate it until last night.

Last night I was organizing some recently downloaded pictures, deleting as I went along. I clicked on one image, hit delete, confirmed the action and next thing I knew my ENTIRE picture folder was being dumped! AAAAAAAAA! I hit cancel furtively (and in a slight panic), but it was too late. I'm not sure what happened. After a few seconds of shock, I thought, "I'll just go to the recycle bin, find the folder and do a restore. No problem." Yeah, right...no problems. Wrong!

At first I couldn't even find the folder, so I decided to do a restore all. It wouldn't work. It only restored a portion of the items in the recycle bin. Then I kept getting an error message and the "operation was aborted". I finally did find the picture folder, restored, but not everything came back. Some of the folders inside the picture folder are missing, and a few of the folders are missing pictures. (And some pictures are in the wrong folders)

This is where the EHD plays a vital role in my story. That's right....I'm backed up! Yeah!
There are only a few things that weren't backed up on the EHD, but I have them elsewhere, so all is good. Well, not entirely...I have lots of reorganizing to do, this little hiccup messed stuff up and since restoring practically my entire recycle bin, I have deleting (CAREFUL deleting) to do.

Things could have been worse...I could have lost everything (over 3000 images...basically all of 2008). Consider this your PSA for the day! ;)

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Thanks for the psa. I am always afraid of losing photos! Great romantic present!!!

  2. This is my worst nightmare! So glad you got them back.

  3. I'm glad your story has an happy ending! Great photo of your very romantic gift!

  4. Gotta love that kind of gift especially now. Pretty knitting to I want to learn but no one to teach me.

  5. *whew* I had to skip to the end to see how the story ended!

  6. Oh man...this kind of thing can happen so quickly. I too firmly believe in backing up. I have an EHD and put all my photos onto DVDs. thanks for the PSA.

  7. Wow! Like dodging a bullet! Thanks for the reminder/warning! I'm actually thinking about getting a 3rd. . . because my 130 gb ehd is almost full!

  8. Wow you got lucky (and you had brains on your side!) I made the mistake of deleting all of my 2007 images, so I know how your heart must have been very happy in the end!!!