It Was *Almost* a Very Bad Day
So, if you weren’t following My Evil Twit-ter today, you don’t know that all of my photos (about 20,000 total) were accidentally deleted last night whilst I slept tucked up in my cozy bed. Ask Zan if you want to know the gory details, but *something* happened, and all of my photos went *PFFFT* They were wiped out on both my internal drive, and my external backup drive. I was oblivious until I went to get on my computer this morning, and this screen was up that said “recovering files.” The files listed were all my photo files. I *did* manage to remain somewhat calm, since the operative word was “recovering.” Zan explained when he got up that, yes indeed, all my photos had been erased, but he was fixing the problem. Since he can fix anything, I had faith. About half an hour ago, the program stopped running and claimed that all the files had been recovered…I checked, and yes they have been. They all appear to be there. *crossing fingers*
I feel REALLY sorry for my poor husband, who I’m sure was on the verge of a heart attack when he realized what had happened. Even I wouldn’t want to face me to tell me that all my photos were gone. That had to have been a scary, dark hour….poor thing! *tee*hee*
So now I’m left wondering, what am I supposed to do? How do you insure your digital photos against loss? We backup the backup, but obviously, even that isn’t 100% safe. What do you all do to save your photos?
Oh, and for those interested, the program he used is called “DiskInternals Uneraser.” I hope you never have need of it.