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LET THIS BE A WARNING...........

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Have not been around for a few days, had problems with my Apple iMac…….the spinning beachball of death, so decided to sort it out, ran the Tech Tool disc…….only to find that my Apple care had now run out!! typical….well to cut a very boring long story short, involving several hours with installation disks, I am now back to where I started BUT minus 4,000 photos, and 5,000 music files, I was not unduly worried as the music and the photos are all on my ipod, and that is where they will stay for now….. but I had no email account either,( will stick to my Web based ones in future) which has taken me hours to fathom, no help from ntl!! thank the Lord for Mac forums!! Why did I not back up everything, like I was told to? I thought it would not happen, that is why!! DUH!!
For all those of you with cherished pics and music, learn by my stupid mistake.
And for all those with Time Machine on Macs, please check it working properly, so many people have lost all their files using this application.
I would love to leave you all a pretty picture of the garden, but I dont have any at the moment, I wonder if I can drag some of mine off here?

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what a shame dotty and a mess, i dont have mac but iv heard probs before from others i know, you can click your pics on here then right click and save as you do with any photo, hope this helps ;o)

2 Feb, 2011

 

i know how you feel our last lap top was stolen from our house in a breakin.......... was not backed up ........ we do now tho , BUT becos of f.b i still had all the pics on there i had saved to my photos page , not all but a lot to remind me .

2 Feb, 2011

 

be warned,had my computer break and had all my pics on my i pod too,plugged it in and i tunes wiped it and i lost everything.was a bummer

2 Feb, 2011

 

Thanks San, at least I will have some to put back in to iPhoto will have to take the Mac into our nearest store to an Apple Genius who can remove the photos and music back to my computer...
Cristina how horrible for you, I see you have some lovely pics on FB good idea..........
Ladybug you have to use a special program to remove the pics and music back to your computer, have done it before, but I have decided not to risk it this time will have to pay the price I am afraid.

2 Feb, 2011

 

What a shame and so frustrating for you. After our last laptop died and we lost everything, I now back up all the photo's I treasure onto disc.

2 Feb, 2011

 

Sorry to here that DD
I had the same last year .I now put every thing on 16gb sd card .I have 1 for photo's and one for music although most of my music i have on cd anyway .:o)))

2 Feb, 2011

 

What a nuisance for you, Dd. I hope you get it all sorted soon. x

2 Feb, 2011

 

Oh what a pain Daisy, I wondered why you were quiet..not that you wouldve got a word in edgeways anyway lol!

Happened to me to, and my email and chat sites are automatic sign in..do you think I could remember..or remember where were..my passwords. Even now I get the odd glitch from a programme I dont use often. Glad you still have your pics tho.

2 Feb, 2011

 

surly as with f.b your pics will still b on here hun x

3 Feb, 2011

 

What a shame for you Dotty, quite upsetting. We have Apple Macs for the reliability factor. I heed your warning and we're checking our time machine is backing up. Any idea what caused your problem. How old is your Mac Dotty.

3 Feb, 2011

 

Thanks all for you kind comments, found a few more pics today and some music!!
Dawn my Mac is only three years old, the problem was to do with volume which required me to install the installation disk, the trouble was I ran the whole disk, and it took me back to Tiger, and at the moment I am on Snow Leopard, hence almost a clean hard drive.......my own fault though, at least I know what to do in the future.Cristina as you say I do have some of my best garden pics on here.
Mushy I will certainly be looking to buy an external hard drive.
Homebird as least they are still on my ipod.

3 Feb, 2011

 

I see Dotty, what a shame, they say we learn from our own mistakes, easily done. Annoying though, I'd be gmutted if I lost my pics.

4 Feb, 2011

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