Sunday, January 17, 2010

Makes My Monday: Protecting Pictures

As my beloved laptop seems to be losing life, she offered up enough ooomph for me to pull prized pictures to the safety of a portable hard drive.

This post? Netbook composed and posted while our long-suffering, dutifully laboring Toshiba rests for the night. Knowing irreplaceable images are preserved and retrievable Makes My Monday!

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17 comments:

Threeundertwo said...

My Toshiba got a new lease on life when I finally threw in the towel and punched the button that said "return to factory settings." After wiping it's brain clean, it greeted me with a "thanks for buying me!" message and runs like a dream now. Glad you saved your pictures!

cat said...

I have a complicated system of backup on a harddrive and DVD's. Definetely wort it.

Barbara Manatee said...

whew! good save! what a relief!! Paul has an entire network set up here with our computers...I sure hope he has a good backup!

Rebecca said...

Thank goodness...that's why my hubby is so ridiculously on top of backing up our files, huh? BTW (not to pressure you at all b/c I think you definitely have enough going on in your life for this not to be your first priority), but I wanted to make sure that I emailed you my address for the book I won...I can't remember and just figured I would check. Thanks!!!

Bia said...

whew. such a good...no, a great...feeling knowing photos are saved.

especially since your photos are always so fun!

blessings to you this monday!

Mommy2Twinkies-Deb said...

Oh my gosh, this has been happening to so many people I know lately! Thank goodness that your photos are saved. I have a 3-way back up system. A bit much, but it feels safe! I promise I'll participate later today!

monica said...

Good job saving and backing up the precious photo's! That would Make My monday also!

Lisa said...

I'm thankful for this reminder. We'd saved our photos on a zip at one time then lost the zip... We need to do it again. It would be a tragedy to lose all our photos! Glad you have all yours safe and secure!

Nancy said...

Oh man - I need to back up the last few months! I used to be pretty good at remembering.....

Thank goodness you got yours in time :)

BoufMom9 said...

Ahhh yes! I know this issue all too well! When E&W were babies, I lost ALL of their 3-4 month photos when my computer crashed. It was heartbreaking. (luckily I had emailed HUNDREDS of pictures to people who were able to send me back photos). Since then, I back EVERYTHING up.
Glad you were able to save your photos :)
Makes My Monday too!

The Smiths said...

Your post makes my monday, My computer is running so slow...so I checked it out..and I am almost out of space on my computer. I take lots of pictures and I need to get them on cds stat!

Thanks for the reminder

noble pig said...

Oh that is so scary isn't it!!

Jules said...

How I understand! I'm having problems with my computer too. I might have to be w/o it for a few weeks! :( I just down loaded everything to my external hard drive last night.
Take care! ;0)

Missy (Two Little Monkeys) said...

I know the feeling of lost pictures. I finally researched and found Shutterfly. Love it and all my pictures are there and every month or so I save them on a cd

Lizz @ Yes, and So is My Heart said...

We learned the importance of an external hard drive the hard way!

We just bought a Toshiba lap top! Did you like yours?

angie said...

I'm going to have to start participating in this!

Terra said...

I do tripple back ups of my photos...I lost two years worth WAY BACK...and it was horrible!!!