Losing Files, Crashing Computers and Accidental Delete

Published On: 02-15-2012 09:49pm

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Recently someone posted a thread on one of the forums that I visit that was shut down.  Apparently some of her pictures had been deleted or lost off her computer's hard drive.

Although she was able to recover some of them, others were lost.  

Unfortunately, although there was some excellent advice scattered among the commiserating posts on the thread, when the thread was shut down, these posts were lost.

I think it's important information and so I'd like to reiterate it here in the hope that maybe this thread will be useful to those that need the info.

It is always a good idea to back up your business files, including originals of your pictures.  You can do this a number of ways.  

Whatever option you choose, this is extremely important.  Not just for accidentally deleting photos but in case anything goes wrong with your computer at some point.

File recovery.   Although, at times, when you delete something then empty your trash bin, all files are lost.   There are many times when you can recover deleted items, even after having purged them from the trash bin.  

This requires a small amount of computer competence and a recovery program. There are a number of free versions available.   The program that I personally have used and would recommend for this is Recuva (
http://www.piriform.com/recuva/download ).

    I hope this info helps someone.

    - Twist

    Twist the Leaf is an artisan jewelry designer that specializes in quality artisan jewelry designs for the every day women who appreciate color, quality and style. As co-collaborator of Bits n Beads by Gilliauna, he contributes a wide variety of designs to the shop and helps with the day to day running of the business where needed.

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