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I finally backed up my pictures..sortof

January 30th, 2008 at 04:37 pm

The last few weeks about once every three times I turn my computer on it says there is no hard drive. I mentioned it to my tech support (husband) and made a mental note to back up some important 'stuff'. Of course you know how well mental notes work on me!

Actually I wasn't that bad I asked him how to go about it, and he said umm no DVD burner? will take forever on CD...(and I didn't point out my CD burner hasn't worked in years).

So instead I took my pictures folder and copied it over to my second hard drive...might not be perfect, but at least they are in two places. (yes I have two, he bought himself a new one several years ago, and I got his old plus mine - still only adds up to 40Gigs though)

I got my husband to agree to a rule that I am sticking new computer parts until the car is paid off... AT the time I thought going 4 years between computer upgrades wouldn't be that hard....I forgot how often we use them! (old habit was a couple hundred spent on something new, hard drives or video cards or something about every 2 years)

2 Responses to “I finally backed up my pictures..sortof”

  1. Broken Arrow Says:

    Hmm. You COULD use something like Google Mail or Yahoo Mail, and email yourself with attachements of ZIPPED up archives of stuff you want to save. That method is free.

    However, I am a proponent of a "real" backup system. I don't really care what it is, so long as it's something that you know you will use, or better yet, is all automated for you.

    I actually use a separate external hard drive for my backup needs. I used to use CD/DVD burners, but they take so long that, frankly, I rarely ever use it. But a hard drive? Turn it on, drag and drop. Super easy.

    Sure, it's not the perfect solution, but it's one that I actually DO use.

  2. nanamom Says:

    You could ask for the new gadgets for your husbands birthday, surely someone out there wants the ideas!! Oh and maybe an external hard drive would be a good idea for one of them.

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