Backing up one’s files…


It’s definitely important to back up one’s files regularly. A broken hard drive and no back up – that has happened to me more than once in the past. You might think I should’ve learned from my own mistakes – well, I didn’t and now it has happened to me again: My poor Dell notebook had a fatal encounter with the hard floor on tuesday. It didn’t only damage the hard drive, it also affected so many other components that I will probably not be able to get it to work again… the chances are very, very slim.

Besides having to buy a new computer, I might also not get my files back either. It’s especially tragic for my little blog here since amongst many personal files my notebook’s hard drive also contained all my blog-files: Photographs and scans of the mail I’d sent and received, graphics I’d created, post drafts and completely finished posts (including the ones for this week I didn’t get to publish ūüė¶ ). A classmate’s boyfriend is trying to rescue them though and I really hope he’ll be successful. Please keep your fingers crossed, everyone!

Slowly coming to terms with the loss of my beloved red Dell, I went into town and bought a new computer (a desktop not a notebook; I don’t trust myself with portable computers anymore. I only seem to break them). I also forced myself to finally make the change from a PC to a Mac, so I’m the proud (?) owner of an iMac now. We work with Mac at work and in school, so it makes sense to switch to Mac at home as well. Even though I’ll probably add a Windows partition to it too. Growing up with Windows it’s kind of hard to let go of it completely. Old habits die hard or so they say…

I guess this is probably all the computer misery you can handle right now. I’m longing to be able to return to¬†a normal blogging schedule. I’ll try my best and stay optimistic :), just stop by again in a few days if you’d like to stay updated on my situation.

So, the moral of the story is: Back up your files, people – I mean it!

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6 responses to “Backing up one’s files…

  1. I am a recovering Dell user and I switched to a Mac about three years ago. I have not regretted it for one second.

  2. Donna Johnson

    Just wanted to mention that I recently bought a 500GB portable drive at Best Buy for $80. I think it’s called My Passport, something like that. I leave it connected to my Mac 24/7 and Time Machine keeps my computer thoroughly backed up. I suppose the smart thing would be to have two of them and switch them daily but I am way too lazy to do that!

    Donna http://beta.ink361.com/draej http://donnascrazyart.blogspot.com

  3. Oh, I really feel for you, Sarah. I hope your friend can rescue all your files. Ich dr√ľcke Dir die Daumen!

    • Thank you. Unfortunately my friends has sent me a message yesterday that it’s not looking good. I’m trying to gather as many of my old blog-files as possible but they are strewn across so many places… and many of them will probably stay lost forever.

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