No, not the new computer.
That happened a couple of years ago, but I had a handy dandy external hard drive with everything backed up on it. It’s about my third or fourth, and I migrate my data every couple of years to keep it safe. YAY! Everyone is happy!
But then, due to a weird sequence of events…. well….
I bought a new computer about 6 months ago. My external has been working wonderfully with the new desktop and I’ve been happily chugging along.
Then we moved 6 weeks earlier than anticipated. When we packed up the computer, I backed everything from it onto the hard drive. I did not mirror 15 years worth of data from the hard drive onto the desktop.
We flew to Raleigh for my sister’s wedding. It was lovely. When I got home, my computer seemed a-okay.
About two weeks after we got back, one day I tried to access a file I use regularly and…..nothing.
The hard drive was powered on but the computer wouldn’t recognize it.
My music, my photos, my writing…
Cue the crisis.
So I took it to a place where they check on such technological things, and once they physically pulled it all apart, they can mirror the data onto a new hard drive.
But in the meantime while I wait to get that back…. I don’t have my photos. So there won’t be any more 2015 Travelogue posts for a bit. I’ve got one sitting in pending waiting for pictures, but…. y’know, no photos.
PS: When they called me to talk to me about the contents of the hard drive to make sure they were “finding everything,” the conversation went something like this….
IT dude: So, can you tell me what’s on this device?
Me: Uhhhmmmm nope. It’s got everything on it since college so I’m not totally sure what all’s there.
IT dude: Okay, I’ll read you some of what I’m seeing. So there are 9,452 photos…..
IT dude: 12,687 music files….. that’s a lot of music.
Me: Since. College. And I’m old. So this was before Napster was illegal.
IT dude: …….okay then. Wow. Moving on, I see…. Five powerpoint presentations?
Me: SINCE. COLLEGE. Don’t judge me.
So there you go. Back up your stuff in three places, y’all. Seriously.
But they have all my data and I’ll have it back soon! YAY! Everyone is happy!