I decided to do the quarterly archive of my photos. As I went, I double checked that they took on the disk and systematically erased not only the photos, but the folder that they were in, in the Kodak Easy Share Program. The disk got to what I thought was the end, I pulled out another disk and continued to save. Prior to clearing the recycle bin, I decided to check the disk. There was nothing there.
Now, I knew that the pictures were still there. But, I had a disk that had photos saved on it from the past full year.
So, I went into the recycle bin, hit restore and voila! They were back. But! Where the heck were they? I'm not really good with the computer. I admit it. I turn it on. I can put programs on. I can run the virus protection, but if it gets anywhere even slightly toeing the line of nitty gritty, I'm lost.
Hubs saved me though. (Thanks, Hubs.) He found the pictures in some folders somewhere. I proceeded to sit for a couple of hours and save all the photos of the last year-- again.
Lesson learned. Don't use the DVD+R like the neighbor said. Just use the regular CD-R. I have no idea what happened, but the disk was blank. Totally blank.
However, it does bring me to an important point. Make back-up copies of your photos from time to time. I have a few friends who have lost many photos (not just you, Jamie) because they weren't saved on something else. In fact, my one friend had a virus/worm attack her computer so badly that when it did check out for one final time, it zapped everything, including photos of the first 4 years of her 4 1/2 year old's life and the thumb drive that she had 30 pages worth of paper writing on. Nothing was left. She wept.
Back it up, my friends. Put a copy in your fire box.
This PSA brought to you by your largely computer illiterate bloggy friend.
Day 18: Love seeks to understand. How blessed is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gains understanding. -- Proverbs 3:13
Prepare a special dinner at home, just for the two of you. The dinner can be as nice as you prefer. Focus this time on getting to know your spouse better, perhaps in areas you've rarely talked about. Determine to make it an enjoyable evening for you and your mate.