September 28, 2013
The other night I decided to bite the bullet and get at least one of the quicken accounts loaded into my desktop. First, I had to get Quicken - and I was able to download it from the maker, for $10 less than any place else - woohoo!
Then I got my flash drive, knowing I had done a backup within the last 4-6 weeks. SCORE - I had actually done a backup on 9/5, so it wasn't as bad as I thought. Got the backup uploaded to the computer and got my personal finances updated. The next night I did the household accounts. Didnt' take too long and made sure I backed it all up on the flash drive.
WS dropped off his digital camera last night so I could see the pics he took while he was in Kansas at his family reunion. This morning I downloaded all the pics (including older stuff) from that camera and my digital camera. Although that isn't nearly all the pictures that are on the dead laptop - it is a good chunk of them. The ones I hope they can retrieve are the ones from years ago. If not, well, that's okay, I have way more than I thought I would get.
Small victories, but working for me!
Yay, you! You may recall that my all-important volunteer work flash drive died a few months ago and how relieved I was to have backed it up only a few months earlier.
As to computers: I try to keep most of my stuff on more than one computer; but, as in your case, I have somehow come up missing most photos for one year (2007?)
I don't have the endurance to do a good job of tracking what I have, where. You are probably more disciplined about what you do.
Posted by: Cop Car at Sep 28, 2013 3:34:41 PM
Bogie, I have three words for you; External. Hard. Drive.
We use three here at The Manse to back up all of our computers. Two are for local backups in case we have a meltdown (I make an image of each drive so I can recreate a dead drive in its entirety. No need to reload all of the software, apps , and data separately). The last drive is a master backup that contains all of our data, software downloads (including activation keys), and other stuff. That one is stored off-site as a just-in-case-everything-explodes-including-our-backup-drives measure and gets backed up every three months.
Is it a little paranoid? Yes, but I've been through a total meltdown before and I didn't want to have to recreate everything from scratch.
Posted by: DCE at Sep 29, 2013 10:05:03 AM
I know, I know - I had been thinking that for the last several weeks, just never got off my butt to do so. You would think that I would be smarter than I have been about such things!
Posted by: bogie at Oct 6, 2013 7:03:33 AM