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Category: New Yard | Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 6:20 pm

Just when I thought I was catching up.......

A virus attached to my hard drive and I have lost everything! All my documents, photographs, art scans, contacts, saved emails, favorite places and I could go on. Somehow worked through my firewall and Norton 360.

So, I have spent three days re-installing my operating systems, re-uprgrading and re-purhcasing and installing software. Trying to find license numbers to re-download software that I had purchased protection on and finally I get to sign into GardenStew!

For the life of me, I can't remember where (when I became a member here), that I saved photos to upload onto this site. Anyone that could give me a couple ideas would be appreciated. I at least could retrieve those photos.

Just a tip for everyone.....back up to disks and keep a log of web sites and passwords, usernames etc!!!! OMG I was just thinking about doing that when this happened.
In my old age, I am forgetting even the simplest things! What user name did I use here, and what was that password?? YIKES.
Well off the catch up on all of the posts I can here, and then back to trying the memory game!

Happy Halloween all!!

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Frank wrote on Thu Oct 30, 2008 6:25 pm:

Oh no Buda, yet another horror story (just in time for Hallowe'en too!). I'm glad you posted your story of woe as it will drive the fact home even more to others that backup is ESSENTIAL. Which gives me an idea for a topic...

Sorry to hear you had to go through this. Is the hard drive destroyed (did you have to purchase a new one)?

// frank


Frank wrote on Thu Oct 30, 2008 6:27 pm:

By the way you stored your photos at PhotoBucket here...


glendann wrote on Thu Oct 30, 2008 6:58 pm:

I'm sorry to hear about your bad luck Buda.I don't know how to back mine up.


eileen wrote on Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:28 pm:

Oh I know just how you feel Buda. My old computer died on me earlier this year and I lost so much stuff!! I hope everyone will take note and back-up everything before it happens to them as there are things that I'll never be able to retrieve.


kuntrygal wrote on Thu Oct 30, 2008 10:09 pm:

Sorry about your bad luck. That is horrible. And no, I don't back mine up. I don't know how either. Use to when I was working, but forgot how. Hope things work out for you without a lot of work.


Sjoerd wrote on Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:46 am:

Fooey Buda! I am sorry to hear about this. I wonder if you can't find all your images at Photobucket actually....or did you only store fotos that you used here on GardenStew?
What a tragedy.
Well with any sort of luck, you will be able to get them back.
You know, Frank asked a very important question--it was about your hard drive...if you still had it.
If the answer is yes, then there is software that you can use to retrieve lost images, etc. Ask him about it.

Good luck to you...and keep us posted on your progress.


bethie wrote on Sat Nov 01, 2008 10:50 am:

I hate to hear this happened to you. We all hear to back things up then promptly forget to do it. I write all my user names and passwords in my computer manual. I know it's completely safe from prying eyes there! I went and got that Dropbox Frank recommended too.

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