Thursday, February 28, 2008

MELTDOWN!

Why me? Why me? Why me?

You know the old adage, when it rains it POURS! Such is my life. The other day as I sat at my computer I noticed how unorganized my picture file was. Last year I made separate folders for each year and separated the pictures into those years, but I hadn't done that recently so I started clicking, pasting and moving files around. I have a laptop and a wireless mouse (thanks to my sister), but sometimes the mouse doesn't drag right and gets a little sticky, accidentally grabbing the wrong file. The mouse did this very thing and accidentally grabbed the entire picture file (with all 20,000 pictures that I have) and dragged it to the file below (games).
Crap! I tried to drag the file out of games, but the computer wouldn't do it, so I copied all the files, and pasted them back in the picture folder. But the problem remained that I had pictures still in the games folder and pictures in a picture folder. And for some reason, the computer also made a second picture folder. When I tried to upload pictures, it showed an empty picture folder. I would then have to search for the secondary picture folder. AAAGGGHHHH! I tried deleting the empty picture folder and succeeded! Now I only had one picture folder with all my pictures in it and a games folder with all my pictures in it.
Recently Mark had mentioned that we were running out of memory space on our laptop because of all my pictures, so I decided to delete the games folder because I don't have any games in it and I don't need two copies of all my pictures.
I clicked DELETE, and the computer replied by saying that the file was so large and would be permanently deleted, not just sent to the recycle bin. I clicked, OK.

WRONG, WRONG, DESPERATELY WRONG MOVE!

It took me a few seconds to notice that as the files disappeared from the GAMES folder, they were also disappearing from the PICTURES folder! WHAT?!? Aggghhhhhh! I clicked cancel, but only in time to save 2007 and 2008...thus, all my pictures before 2007 have been deleted! What a Catastrophe. My memories wiped a way with the simple click of a devil button!
Have I ever mentioned that I HATE Computers! They are out to get me and I know it! Now that hindsight is 20/20, I admit that I probably should have stopped when I accidentally moved the PICTURES folder into the GAMES folder and waited until Mark came home. I admit it now, my computer is out to ruin my life.

9 SPLURTS:

OHANA said...

So SAd, but be glad that you probably scrapbooked some of those lost years...that's a good thing. Still so sad.

Tammy said...

Erin, your computer disaster in Hawaii inspired me to back up all my photos on two sets of discs. Now I am prompted by this latest disaster to buy an external hard drive and avoid such a calamity. I'm sorry you are a magnet for computer catastrophes!

kellieanne said...

I have my pictures backed up on one set of discs - Two sounds like a better nights sleep to me. Oh Erin, you need chocolate.

The Van Leeuwen Family said...

Oh Erin, that's so horrible! Go take a nice long bath and relax it off - then go burn some discs with ALL the remaining pics. I've done similar things in the past which is why we now have an external hard drive & I still burn my new pics to discs whenever I upload them, I'm rather paranoid about it now.

Amy said...

Oh no! I really feel for you. When we got robbed last year and our computers were taken, it took me a bit to realize that ALL of our pictures were on there with NO back ups. :( So believe me, I understand you pain.

Just so said...

ACK!!! I just about lost all my pictures since 2003 at the first of the year. I had them on an external hard drive and that drive crashed. It was scary. Ty was able to take it to work and extract the pictures though. I wonder if something like that could be done. Could you call your neighbor to the East and see what he knows about getting them back if anyone could work a miracle it would be him. (((hugs)))

I'm Natalie. said...

Oh Erin. . . I am SO SORRY. I am so so so SORRY. I would have cried and cried. For hours. I am just so sorry. I am sick to my stomach for you. Oh no. Oh no. Oh no.

Marcie said...

I am SO sorry! Your computer stories freak me out and remind me to get up-to-date on printing mine.

eva fhadilah said...


Banned complain !! Complaining only causes life and mind become more severe. Enjoy the rhythm of the problems faced. No matter ga life, not a problem not learn, so enjoy it :)

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