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Is it wrong of me to mourn the loss of electronic data?

I have this external hard drive who has worked beautifully for me for the past few years, then randomly, suddenly, horribly it died. Crashed. Corrupted.

I swear it gave me no warning, or if it tried to tell me to get all my stuff off of it ASAP I missed it’s dire prophecies. A few Saturdays ago I went on it to pull up something, I’m not sure what, and discovered that everything inside of my folders was corrupted.

OH SNAP. OHSNAPOHSNAPOHSNAP!

I had YEARS of photographs I had taken on there, with several folders in a folder called “sort me so you can post me”. Okay that’s not really what the title of that folder is, but it’s close enough. So I lost several complete albums. Some got backed up online, most wasn’t. And what IS online probably has a watermark. I do have some on disk. Not many, and not enough.

…at least I have my stories still. That I HAD been smart enough to back up. Yes, the last back-up was in August, but I hadn’t been too productive on them so those versions are pretty much the ‘current’ versions.

*sigh*

I guess I needed to be taught this lesson the hard way: BACK UP OFTEN. Back up NOW.

Good news: I did manage to get some back. Jury is still out on whether or not its safe to turn on my external and see if there’s any more hiding on there, I didn’t get nearly as much as I was expecting back (yet more than I expected at all).

Well, I’m off to either mess around with my folders and files (now on my larger internal hard drive) or hide somewhere and cry. Can’t tell which.

Later all!

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