I hate computers!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

When did I turn my life over to the computer??? I sit at one all day at work. I use it to keep in touch with friends and family. I relax by playing games online and learn about current events through web pages. I don't watch television. Either the shows are repeats or stuff that I just don't want to watch.

Last night I found out that the computer that I thought was my friend betrayed me and stabbed me in the heart. ALL the digital pictures that we had stored on the computer are gone. We bought the digital camera before we became grandparents. Ani will be seven next month. So let me see, all the pictures of Ani, of Lott the Cat, of my son's graduation from college, special trips that we have made, family get togethers, holidays...they're just gone.

My husband warned us that he was going to work on our computer and to backup everything we wanted safe. I told him to please backup the pictures and he said that he did. However, the upgrade didn't go smoothly and the computer went into the shop several times. Still, I was comfortable because I knew the pictures were backed up off the computer. Last night I wanted to post a new picture of Ani and there were none. I asked where they were. DH said that he couldn't find them. I didn't hear much after that. I believe that he said that he couldn't find the files on the CD or just couldn't find the CD. This man took college courses on computers and worked part time as a technician so he knows what he was doing.

In the end, I went to bed furious and not able to blame anyone. The bottom line is, those pictures are gone whether by his mistake, a computer error, or cosmic rays killing that part of the computer. I cried a lot, got a nasty headache, got back up and consoled myself with half a bag of ruffles (full size) and onion dip. I went back to bed, slept fitfully, and this morning still have a nasty headache, an upset stomach, and my attitude could crush an elephant. At least I ate a healthy breakfast, a banana and cup of yogurt.
Please, back up computer files that are important to you, especially ones that are unique to you and not found out on the web. This is really depressing and l would hate for anyone to go through this.

Now, I am going to see what pictures I have shared with people and if they still have them. I think that I also have some on a thumb drive that I carried back and forth to work.

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  • NEZSGRL951
    I'm so sorry! Thats horrible! Thats happened to us too.. I'm glad not to all of the pictures I own on the computer but, oh wow.. My husband bought us both portable hard drive that you just plug in and put everything in for a back up. On top of backing them up on cd's. I never want that to ever happen again.. I'm glad you jump back on track emoticon emoticon
    2328 days ago
    The strange part is, we do have a second computer as backup and DH can't find it there. I am beginning to wonder if someone who did this for a living could find it.

    Thank you all for your concern.
    2328 days ago
    Oh my gosh..how horrible... So sorry to hear this !! I wish you good luck in trying to find as many as you can through friends, relatives, emails, etc...
    2328 days ago
    How horrible. That totally sucks. I have a love/hate with my computer due to problems like this. Your advice may save someone else a major headache. emoticon
    2328 days ago
    LISA I had a Virus many years ago and every picture even on the recipes were gone. I sat and cried . No baby pics I remember even the name of it to this day. I am so sorry it has happened to you and yes it feels just like a knife in your heart I do agree with that for sure.

    I hope you may have relatives who will share or maybe you had a NORTON back up or something you have not thought about. I back up but I am not sure if viruses get to them. HUGS and SYMPATHY, I have been there and just remembering gets me going again. I feel cheated and robbed of my photo memories especilly when they are so far away from us. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2328 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/11/2012 12:24:10 PM

    So sorry about this Lisa. Consider purchasing a external drive unit that does an automatic backup every week or so. It is well worth the price and I know I have used mine before and been very thankful I had it. Hopefully you will find some of those pictures.

    2328 days ago
  • CARLAH528
    Yes I feel so bad for you. The same thing happened to us and it is a lesson learned the hard way. We now have a backup on the computer but I don't know how to use it so basically its still no good to me. I have started saving pictures that mean a lot to me in a file in my mailbox. Also I put as many as I can on Facebook. I figure between the two places MAYBE they will be there if I need them. Now having said that Facebook will crash & burn and my email account will be lot LOL. So sorry this had to happen to you. Carla
    2328 days ago
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