GUESS WHO LOST ALL OF APRIL’S PHOTOGRAPHS?

I don’t even know what happened to the April 2021 file. It was there. I was cleaning out files from my OneDrive and somehow, it must have linked to my photo files, though I don’t know how. I had most of the pictures on CD cards, but some are missing.

Looking into the tulip
Birthday tulips
Pair of tulips

I lost the tulips file. I had already uploaded some of them, but I’d done a bunch of new ones and they are gone. I did a lot of work on them last night.

I’ve been trying to find the lost files for hours and I’ve just had more than enough computer for the day.

We also managed to produce an audition tape for Garry using the tripod I never use and Owen fancy shmantzy iPhone because it had the right format (.mov) and we could just mail it straight from the phone — but in between we had to compress the file and it was lucky Owen has an old Mac that has files on it they no longer support because an uncompressed 5 minute .mov file is more than 500 gigabytes and you can’t m ail it.

Queen Anne’s Lace
Dawn in Rockport

This doesn’t explain how I managed to lose half a month of photographs. You know, I had this feeling I should back them up yesterday. I usually do a monthly backup and keep the cards for the month until I do the backup. Which I did, but there are still files missing and I don’t understand where they could have gone.

I learned a lot about making movies and I learned that I really need to offload some photos from my hard drive because it’s nearly full. I’m tired. So this is my contribution to the day. I was up early and now it’s late and tomorrow maybe I’ll figure out where that file went.

Or not.

Too Bright



Categories: #BrightSquare, Flowers, New England, Photography, Sunrise

Tags: , , , ,

15 replies

  1. My filing system is chaotic. It’s not that I lose stuff. I just can’t find it half the time.
    BUT boy when I do lose stuff it’s painful.

    Like

    • I have the same problem. I think many of us do. I’ve never found a good way to save pictures and I don’t have the time or energy to move each picture to its own special location, so it’s all months and years. I have to take my best guess — based on the season of the year — when whatever happened, happened.

      Like

  2. All photos are so beautiful Marilyn, thanks for posting them up.

    You may missing your photos in some where there in your files.
    I wish you could find them.

    Love,
    DTQT.19/04/2021

    Like

    • I think it might be because my hard drive is full. I didn’t know it, though I certainly should have checked. I have less than 100 MB left in my 1TB hard drive. That’s less than a two weeks of photography — and yesterday, I made two videos for Garry and THAT was 950 MB right there. I ordered a new backup drive last night because one of mine has gotten very slow. It’s 7 years old, so it has outlasted itself, but I think I’m going to buy one more. I’m going to have to move at least half my photography to externals. I can’t even take any more pictures right now. I need to do some serious backup and removing stuff from the drive.

      I knew this would happen. I just didn’t know when. You can’t keep adding more material forever. Sooner or later, you have to remove stuff.

      Liked by 1 person

      • I have had problems with my old PC but I did not know it, that is why my PC stop working. I had lost my photos too. I could have my files out to the 5TB Expansion Portable Drive. Now I have an other PC, the second hand one, and I don’t like it very much. I may have to buy a new PC.
        I would wish you and Garry well and happy.

        Love,
        DTQT

        Like

  3. Fingers crossed they turn up today for you xxx

    Like

    • I think it’s because my hard drive is full. I hadn’t realized it, but now i have to not merely back up, but remove older files — at least half of them. It was inevitable, but I wasn’t looking. Yesterday, I started getting messages from Microsoft telling me my CloudDrive was full and did I want to buy more room. What?

      Then, I looked at my 1TB HD (internal) and gee golly, I have less than 100 MB left on it. That’s probably why files have gone missing. NO ROOM. Also, no notifications. But to be fair, I turned off notifications, so it’s my own fault. Now, I’ve order another drive and I think I’m going to order one more. The two I’ve got are kind of old and even older — and getting to that age where they just slow down. I knew I was going to have to deal with this. I just didn’t think it was going to be right now.

      I’m not taking any pictures until the new drives come. There’s no where to put them! The two videos I made for Garry yesterday were around 950 MB and that was the final blow. I wish I had the money to get a new computer, but laptops are limited by size. If you want really huge drives, you need a desktop and I don’t want to be tied to a desk.

      As I said, probably my own fault.

      Like

  4. HI Marilyn. Boy I can imagine the agony of discovering that, somehow, you’ve misplaced a bunch of photos. This may help… I create a separate folder, on my computer, for each camera and try to download from the SD card after each day’s shooting, most times only the photos I definitely want to keep. In addition I have a 500GB external USB SSD that I use just to store photos, so the folders are then backed up on that SSD drive. I tend to keep the SD cards, in tact, for a long time before I wipe them and reformat. I’ve learned (the hard way) from my recording business to have several BU drives. So, like you, about once a week, maybe a month, I back up the whole computer to a 1 TB SSD. In the end, there are several places I can access my images. Hope this helps

    Like

    • It turns out that the real culprit is that my hard drive is full. I have two back up drives, but I still have everything on my hard drive IN the computer, too. Folders aren’t the answer. Removing about half a TB of photographs probably IS the answer! It’s my own fault. I have a lot of pictures — like 150,000 of them.

      Like

  5. They will probably show up where you least expect them.

    Like

Talk to me!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Thoughts & Theories

My Personal Rants, Ravings, & Ruminations

Our Eyes Open

Come along on an adventure with us!

France & Vincent

Writing Magic, Myth and Mystery

Barb Taub

Writing & Coffee. Especially coffee.

This, That, and The Other

Random musings on life, society, and politics.

Keep it alive

A look at life, achieving good physical and mental health and happiness

Covert Novelist

Just another WordPress site

Salted Caramel

Blogging, Motivation, Lifestyle and much more.

Sarah's Attic Of Treasures

Making My Home A Haven is important to me. Sharing homemaking skills. Recipes and food. Bible Studies. This is a treasure chest of goodies. So take a seat. Have a glass of tea and enjoy. You will learn all about who I am.

Green Screen

The Environmental Movie Podcast

bushboys world

Photos of my world and other stuff I hope you will enjoy too. Photos taken with Canon PowershotSX70HS Photos can be purchased.

musingsofanoldfart

Independent views from someone who offers some historical context

My Blog

Just another WordPress.com site

National Day Calendar

Fun, unusual and forgotten designations on our calendar.

Cee's Photo Challenges

Teaching the art of composition for photography.

Trent's World (the Blog)

Random Ramblings and Reviews from Trent P. McDonald

Views from the Edge

To See More Clearly

serial monography: forgottenman's ruminations

wandering discourse, pedantic rant, self-indulgent drivel, languorous polemic, grammarian's bête noire, poesy encroachment approaching bombast, unintended subtext in otherwise intentional context, unorthodox unorthodoxy, self-inflected rodomontade, …

draliman on life

Because sometimes life just makes you stop and think

The English Professor at Large

Posts about old Hollywood, current concerns

sparksfromacombustiblemind

EMBERS FROM SOMEONE DOGGEDLY TRYING TO MAKE SENSE OF IT ALL...

The Day After

Musings, Photography, Writing, and More

THE SHINBONE STAR

NO LONGER ENCUMBERED BY ANY SENSE OF FAIR PLAY, EX-JOURNALISTS RETURN TO ACTIVE DUTY TO FIGHT THE TRUMPIAN MENACE!

Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss

Welcome to the Anglo Swiss World

ScienceSwitch

Your Source For The Coolest Science Stories

A Day In The Life

People, Places, Nature, LIFE!

Curious Steph

explorations on the journey of living

%d bloggers like this: