My hard drive passed on last week. I figured maybe no biggie as I did an image backup the week before. Nagging at me for two years was the fact that while I was doing image backups, I had never tested to see if the backup would install the operating system, programs and files if the drive went south. Now I know, it will not. Files, yes, but the operating system an every program must be re-installed. OK, that’s just time-consuming. The email program I have been using since Windoze 3 days keeps all the messages in folders that in the same directory as the program. Since the image backup, did not copy the program, the messages were also lost. And so it goes. Sure, they are all still out there in Gmail, but no way would I attempt to locate the ones I was saving in various “to-do” folders on my hard drive. Lesson learned, I will go back to backing up directory by directory in addition to an image backup.
Also lost were some two dozen drafts of posts for this Blog. So not much text, just some picture posts until I get over this tech hump.