My hard drive got corrupted today so all information on it is essentially gone. Luckily, I had backed all my files up in the last few days so it was a much smaller disaster than it potentially could have been. I have no access to a computer for the next week or so until the replacement hard disk arrives and my lovely boyfriend gets all technical and fixes things :-x
But aside from that, no harm done.
I just want to remind everyone to back up frequently and in several places as these things happen (a lot!!).
Thanks Ev, I have just sat and copied every single thing from my USB stick to my home laptop after reading your post. I do copy things across anyway but was a bit behind with it...I now have everything on two USB sticks, my uni computer hard drive and my laptop! Thanks for the reminder! Best, KB
I've just had a similar mini-computer panic. I just downloaded new anti-virus software and installed Google Chrome and lost my bookmarks temporarily! Half an hour of panic....but lovely hubbie sorted it!
I always e-mail my days work to myself at uni daily , as well as backing up on an external memory drive every few days and on my parents computer once a week. It feels like a bit of over-kill, but I have heard so many nightmares.
Hubbie mentioned that automatic software - it might be a good investment!
thanks ev, just backed up all my work from this week. I do back up every few months, but when you think of losing 10,000 words you wrote during one week, it would be so demoralising!
Thanks for the reminder - I go through phases of being really obsessive and then other times (usually when I am on a roll and actually achieving more when I forget.
I do get regular reminders though in that at least once a month an undergrad comes and asks for an extension because their laptop is broke, data stick corrupted etc etc
(Best one I heard was a couple of weeks ago when a third year told me he had left his laptop on the roof of his car and had driven 6 miles - needless to say it wasn't on the roof when he got home (but he did find it and apart from a broken screen it works fine) - he wasn't asking for an extension - just sharing how dumb he had been with the rest of the class)
I can't use any online storage stuff because my data is so sensitive :-( rubbish, because I work from about 5 computers - although one is SO secure you can't even open hotmail on it and you can't download ANY attachments without them going via an encryption/security team :-( hence why I work from home haha!
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