Saturday, October 20, 2007

Delete buttons are dangerous

USB drives are great - except for the fact they don't have recycle bins, which means if you have accidentally highlighted a whole directory instead of the one file you wanted everything goes into the great digital recycle bin in the sky.

If you are stupid enough to compound this distressing event by using a file recovery program to restore one of those files to the original directory name, and forgetting in your panic that this eliminates your chances of subsequently getting back any of the other files that would have been in that directory, you can't really do anything but kick yourself (and cry quietly to your blog).

Suffice to say, my transcription of the 1891 census is safely recovered but everything else in my "genealogical working directory" that I had worked on over the last couple of days is gone.


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