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Jazz2000
05-27-2012, 10:05 PM
Yup - the hard drive where I store most of my files crashed last week! Even though we did back up, we still lost some files - mostly from this month & last. Yes, that means all the goodies I bought during iNSD weekend.

Apparently, when the hard drive starts to fail (before it crashes), it won't back up properly. So some of files turned out to be fragmented.

I just assumed that since we did backup - it backed up.

How can you tell if your computer doesn't back up properly?

prettyingreen
05-27-2012, 10:13 PM
oh no! that stinks!!!! glad you didnt loose everything, but it still stinks! if you got anything of mine i'd be more than happy to replace it for you.

msbrad
05-28-2012, 12:25 PM
Oh no Angie! Since the losses are more recent DL, check your orders history from the site they came from. Some places allow the links to remain active for quite some time.
As for back up checking, I look at the back up report. If it is showing errors, that is not good.

Not sure if any of these links will be of assistance or not.
http://www.lifehack.org/articles/technology/how-to-tell-when-your-hard-drive-is-going-to-fail.html

http://faq.programmerworld.net/pc/10-reasons-why-pcs-crash.html

http://forums.cnet.com/1770-5_102-0.html?query=recover+lost+files+after+crash&tag=srch&searchtype=forums

hugs
m

ajoyfulheart
05-28-2012, 12:39 PM
Oh no!! Try putting it in the freezer...I kid you not! I have known several people who have tried this and it has worked long enough for them to be able to transfer some, if not all, of their data onto a different drive. I recommend starting out with an hour, then more time in small increments, as needed. Do Google to see if someone has come up with any new info on this...better ways to do it, etc. ;) Good luck!! Sorry that happened :( (((HUGS)))

BethLang
05-29-2012, 02:23 PM
Oh my gosh, this happened to me this past week too. Luckily I store my scrapping stuff on an EHD, but I have other things on the hard drive that I have not been able to get back. I too thought it was backed up and it just "worked". We'll be looking at all these links and perhaps putting the hard drive in the freezer too! I am glad I saw this thread. I'm sorry it happened to you, Angi, but I am glad you posted about it. UGH. It is such a pain to deal with, isn't it?! Thinking of you Angi!