Thursday, June 17, 2010

A Word to the Wise



If you haven't backed up your files lately or updated virus definitions then I recommend that you do.

I'd been talking about buying an external hard drive but hadn't got around to it. Then it happened - a catastrophic failure of the pc hardware. Luckily, I managed to retrieve all my files - this time.

I may not be so lucky next time. So I have a new pc, modem, virus protection and external hard drive.

Lesson learned.

Now I have some catching up to do. I imagine there has been a lot going on while I have been out of action.

I'm off to the Sydney Quilt Show this weekend but won't have much in the way of spending money after having to buy the new pc.

Probably a good thing really.....

Ann

17 comments:

  1. Good to have you back. Hope you computer is bigger and better. Nice to have some eye candy this weekend. Give you some ideas. have fun

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  2. Thanks for the reminder Ann. I have that many memory sticks so I've no excuse not to!

    It must be nice having a new PC though!

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  3. oops! I should really get one, especially as its happened to me before! Have fun at the quilt show xx

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  4. Oh Ann - How awful that you had to buy a new pc but I'm so thankful that you retrieved all your "stuff!" Looking forward to hearing about the Sydney show!

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  5. Enjoy the quilt show. Sounds like you need a nice break. Connie204

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  6. oh no about alll he co[uter problems!! I was going todrive my pc home and have my dad see if he could fix it, but I am flying back home now...I guess when the little H-nut is baptised he'll have to come out here!

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  7. Thanks for the reminder. It's easy to get sloppy about backing things up. I'm glad you were able to retrieve your files. Enjoy the quilt show. -Joanne

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  8. Sorry to hear about your computer, I am really glad you were able to recover your important files. I do back mine up to a thumb drive occasionally but may do it more often now.

    Quilt show sounds like fun, enjoy yourself!

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  9. Thanks for the reminder. I have an external hard drive and I never use it. Time to updated everything.
    Have fun at the quilt show. I know you will fill us in ( and hopfully have some photos).

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  10. Humm did you do that to your laptop in anger and thanks for the advise will take it on board.
    Hugs Bec

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  11. We have everything backed up too on an external drive. We learned it the hard way too.
    Micki

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  12. Oh no! Well I'm glad that you got your files and you're back up and running! Have a great time at the show and I hope you had a great time with your family :) Christine

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  13. Lucky you; saving your files, and a new computer too! I should get an external hard drive too, but haven't yet. After AC repair, computer repair, and two large quilting jobs, that will have to wait for now.
    Do have fun at the quilt show this week-end! I'm looking forward to some nice pictures! ---"Love"

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  14. Thanks for the reminder! I do have an external drive, but should get the latest pictures copied to it. Right now I'm trying to figure out whether the mouse is going bad or some computer malfunction. Seems I have to click on mail several times to delete...
    Have a great time at the quilt show. Maybe by tomorrow I will show how I am prepared for Houston. Mary

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  15. Oh... there is a long time sins I copied my files to my exsternal hard disk. Thank you, Ann! By the way, usual I copy my files to two external disk's - if my pc dont work, and one hard disk also is down - then I have one more safe disk :o))

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  16. Oh...I forgot to say that I'm happy to "see" you :o)) Hugs from Norway

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