Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Oh HAPPY Day!

My computer died yesterday.

I am VERY upset over my loss.

You see, the last time I did a back-up was last May. I know, I know what was I thinking?!?!

This means that all the pictures I've taken since then (except for the few that I have posted here on the blog), are trapped in the hard drive stubbornly refusing to be retrieved.

This is tragic!!

My baby girl was born in may- that means all the pictures from her entire first 10 months- GONE.
*tear*

Or so I thought...

OH HAPPY DAY!
All is not lost!

Tonight, my amazing hubby was able to find some of the pictures off of my broken Mac.
We now have until last summer....Hooray!!

I am still holding out hope that we may be able to find more, but in the meantime I am choosing to rejoice over what we do have!

Here are a few shots that I thought were gone forever:






Even though I've heard of this happening to many others before me and have always felt bad for the victims of computer failure, I had never actually put what they were saying into practice.
Well, I have now learnt my lesson. You must always take time to: BACK UP!

I'm telling you- go right now and BACK UP your pictures!
:)

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26 comments:

  1. oh my word! So glad you were able to retrieve some of those precious pics.

    We've backed up once, but I feel an immediate need to do another. Thanks for the rather painful reminder!

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  2. everytime I download from my camera - I backup externally!!!

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  3. Oh no! So sad! I upload all my pictures onto Walmart.com. I didn't have an external hard drive, and our CD drive stopped working in our laptop, so I uploaded the pictures to walmart.com for the time being. I did it constantly, because my laptop threatened me 7 or 8 times before it finally died. I'm so thankful I backed everything up! Now it's easy to just pull them off the website and save them onto our new computer.
    I hope your husband can retrieve more pictures!

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  4. Adorable saved pics.

    I feel your pain. I lost my daughters first 8 months. All of them except for the maybe 3 rolls I took on actual film. That also means I lost my sons pics (all of them) from 15 months to 23 months.

    In Jan I backed y pics up ans the next day my compiter blew up. I was luckier this time.

    I hope you get more pics saved.

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  5. Thanks for the tip!! And can I just say that feet picture is adorable!!!!!!

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  6. love the angel feet picture. she is too cute! I hope you'll swing by my site, The IE Mommy, to see my WW entry and to enter our photo poster giveaway! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. I'm so glad you found your pictures! My sister kept the pictures of her little girl on a laptop and it was stolen from their house, so they're lost forever!

    I suppose that's the drawback of modern technology: if you took pictures the old fashioned way they would at least be somewhere in a shoebox.

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  8. We bought the Mac Time Capsule just for reason. We now back up once a week. The pictures twice a week. I have lost way to many in the past. Hope you get your laptop up and running again!

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  9. Beautiful! but I don't think all is lost...this happened to me and I took it to a computer fixit person who was able to recover ALL my photos.

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  10. I'd be torn!!!

    Love, !LOVE! the one with the pink tiny feet.

    My Wordful is all about "Sister's Day". Come join me if you can. Happy Wednesday.

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  11. what a blessing! I second that... BACK UP regularly. I'm paranoid about it too, so after I lost data (only about a weeks worth) I back up in multiple locations.

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  12. That is always so scary, glad you could get them back!

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  13. I just had the same thing happen! My computer wouldn't load, but finally after 24 hours I got it too! Thankfully I had started the backup process, so I wouldn't have lost everything, but it didn't matter. I'll be backing up weekly now! LOL!!

    Great pics! So glad they weren't lost!

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  14. I am so glad you found some of the pictures! Thanks for sharing! I am also guilty of not backing up my files on a regular basis!

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  15. Hello to "simply sara" I am "simply stork" how funny :o)

    I am so sorry about your computer going curputz...It is my biggest fear...I have a huge stack of discs to prove it...but I am still behind! Now I feel the need to catch up!

    sniff sniff- so sorry for your loss.

    ~simply~

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  16. Thank goodness you didn't loose those precious photos.

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  17. How beautiful! Thank goodness you still have them!

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  18. I can relate - Our computer died when our oldest was about 9 months old. I lost all the short videos and nearly all the photos of our first baby! It nearly broke my heart to think about all the cute and precious stuff I lost. The only photos I could salvage were from attachments in emails or those I had printed from snapfish.com.

    I now upload every single picture take to snapfish - it's free! I also upload all the short videos I take, about $24/year for that. Easy way to back up off site. I also bought a 16gb flashdrive to copy all of my folders, but I never seem to remember to do it often enough.

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  19. Yep, been there myself. I lost almost all of the existing pictures of my First baby's Frist Christmas. I've only cried that hard a few times in my life...

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  20. Gorgeous!! So sad about your computer...but glad you didn't lose the pictures!

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  21. How scary! Good thing you were able to get them back. I have mine on CDs and hosted online. Just in case :)

    By the way, our family is adorable!

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  22. How scary! Good thing you were able to get them back. I have mine on CDs and hosted online. Just in case :)

    By the way, our family is adorable!

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  23. I just had the same thing happen! My computer wouldn't load, but finally after 24 hours I got it too! Thankfully I had started the backup process, so I wouldn't have lost everything, but it didn't matter. I'll be backing up weekly now! LOL!!

    Great pics! So glad they weren't lost!

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  24. what a blessing! I second that... BACK UP regularly. I'm paranoid about it too, so after I lost data (only about a weeks worth) I back up in multiple locations.

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