If you use Carbonite you’ll know that it creates a Backup Drive on your computer where you can view all the files that are backed up to their server as well as all files that are pending backup. … [continued]
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]
If you ask me, we’re taking our computers way too much for granted. How much of your important life stuff is on a computer?” … [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]