Finding the ancestors is a challenge right now but I’m making progress.
Anyone who doesn’t have a Windows Live Photo Gallery disaster on their hands is probably saying, “Whew, glad it wasn’t me.” Or if you don’t use Vista or Windows 7, you might be saying, “Whew, nothing to do with me, Next!”
For the few of us left, and for the future … … [continued]
Today, my second Western Digital WD Elements 640 GB Portable External Hard Drive arrived in the mail from Amazon. It’s presently in the midst of receiving my 200 GB of personal files.
Here’s an actual Fort Knox backup plan. I thought I already had one. Surprise! … [continued]
You’ve now heard about how Windows Live Photo Gallery applied false GPS co-ordinates to 10,000 of my photographs. Then you heard about how WLPG also damaged the EXIF on those photos.
Now for some better news. … [continued]
Moving on to lighter matters. Preservation of your digital files.
If you think because your files are backed up to extra hard-drives and disks you’re good to go for the next hundred years, or even five, think again. … [continued]
So, the big question is: Did my files survive the computer crash? How well did my file backup serve me? Because we just love to hear those stories of utter devastation, don’t we? The pictures of towers burnt to a crisp. Melted hard-drives. Wisps of charcoal where wires used to be. … [continued]
Awhile ago I recommended Picasa 3 to you. It’s fun and interesting and all that but there’s a little problem with backups. Picasa does offer the option of backing up your entire photo collection but it’s labour-intensive, inefficient and redundant. If you’ve been paying any attention at all, you should already be keeping at least one up-to-date backup of your entire photo collection. The issue here is backing up the work you do in Picasa. … [continued]
Box is a different type of online backup than Mozy or Carbonite. Although you will, of course, be backing up your files online, you can also move them around between folders, rename and edit them online. You can also share your files from their online location in any configuration you choose. You can give access to one folder to one person or group of people, and access to other files to other people, all at your choosing. You can also collaborate with other people in your online space. … [continued]
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