Wednesday, March 11, 2009

What I've lost ... so far!

Well, the good news is I was able to save the most important files off my computer. The bad news is that I have lost:

1) about 75 photos ... none of them vital.
2) about 1,000 songs ... about 300 of them difficult or impossible to replace, like "Miss You" by Kevin Smith* (a former gaming buddy), The a la Menthe (from Ocean's 12 ... and here I made a copy of Jori, but not for me), Terrible Mr. G (although there may be a copy floating around somewhere I can poach), and PaxilBack. Oh, so many songs I'll miss!
3) the most recent revision of Oh, Scrap. I really hope my business partner has a copy on his drive.
4) our Dear Birthmother letter. Only an issue if our profiles go astray when they're mailed from the branch office to the main office this week. Keep your fingers crossed, kids.
5) a master file with addresses I use for work stuff. Annoying, but I can reproduce it, eventually.
6) another master file with addresses. Same as above.

I keep going to access things & I realize they're not there. Thank goodness I was able to synch my handheld PDA with all of my Outlook contacts & calendar!!!

*update#1! I found Kevin's website!

And also realized I've lost this stuff:
7) Telemarketer Prank, by Tom Mabe
8) our master packing lists for various trips, one of which I'd just updated on Sunday

update #2
9) Our Dear Birthmother letter (thank goodness our adoption specialist saved a copy, which she just sent to me Friday morning)
10) Fonts. Many many many fonts are gone. It is so sad. But my one handwriting font, which a friend did for me about 5 years ago was on an ancient hotmail account of mine, so I was able to retrieve it.


Mel said...

*shaking head*


The good news is you have more than one source?

Oy, oy, oy......what a crappy moment.
BAD viruses! G'way!!!!


Janelle said...

Well, that bites! Sorry you're having to deal with all that!

kaj said...

Don't you have some of those songs on your blog? Or does it not save them on the blog.

Sarah said...

So harsh... I would be lost!
I am off to back up my database now

Suzanne said...

Yay for the adoption process, but GRRRR to the individuals who create viruses :( Hope you manage to continue to find stuff you've lost.

I'm with you, I'm on Facebook, but I refuse to join in any 'extras' so I don't get sucked in LOL!

scrapperjen said...

UGH! I hope you can replace some of this...
Sorry this has happened!

Anonymous said...

Oh, what a bummer! I really hate losing a computer. My husband can usually manage to retrieve the really important stuff off of the hard drive, but it is a long, painful ordeal. I'm glad you still have the things that matter most.