Tuesday, April 21, 2009

I'm doing it....I think

After hearing so many sad tales and already experiencing the dreaded hard drive crash myself, I've finally done it.  I unwrapped the external hard drive we've had for 1 year and I am installing it as we speak (or as I write) on my slow-ass desktop computer.  'Cause it's only a matter of time before that sucker gives me the finger and dies a final, gory death taking all my pictures since 2003 down with it.  Unfortunately, I am one of those computer people that knows just enough to be dangerous...it's just like what I do when I following a recipe....I follow the directions initially and then I just lose focus and start doing my own thing.  Result = not always so good and yummy.  So I am struggling through this backup on this *(&^*&*^*^^&*()(*@#&&^$%$ slow desktop....so far 1000+ photos have been backed up.

Next step...syncing between the hard drive and my laptop to delve into the world of digital scrapbooking....may be I'll finally get past Cameron's 1st birthday (Yes, I AM that far behind).  

6 comments:

American in Norway said...

Good for you! Wish I had done it before I lost my several THOUSAND pictures....

CynthiaK said...

You will not regret doing it. It took me forever, too, but thank goodness I back up reasonably regularly now (like once a month).

Missy said...

OH my! Have fun! I would not know where to begin!

CaraBee said...

Thankfully, my husband is the computer genius. He takes care of all of that stuff. Good luck!

Jill said...

Oh good luck...

I've been so worried about losing my photos (my life) that when we got our iMac, we splurged for the extra paraphernalia that backs up everything on the computer every night.

Peace of mind is not over rated!

BTW - I finally got girl scout money out to you yesterday!! So sorry for the delay. :)

Angie's Spot said...

Don't beat yourself up. I had my hard drive for many months before I ever attempted to back anything up. I did manage to back up the old pc before it crashed (thank goodness), but I'm really bad about getting in a regular habit of backing up. Baby steps.