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I hate to ask this, but I would like to request something of you out there who have read my rambles over the years. I have experienced some serious hard drive problems of late and the 398 essays that I had already copied and sent to myself over the course of the last two years has been lost completely. All I'm asking is if you have any of my writings (rambles)saved to e-mail them to me. And before you say to go to the archives and rec.gardening, I have, and I am. It's slow going. I had enough to do one book, and there are enough rambles and pieces to make two or three books! I am serious about this now. If there is no one out there who has any writings or rambles I understand. I'm facing LOTS of research and transfer time to replace what I so painstakingly had gathered up (and it wasn't a drop in the bucket!) Thanks for anything ya'll can do. madgardener up on the ridge, back in steamy Fairy Holler, overlooking a hazy English Mountain in Eastern Tennessee
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Sorry I have read a few but have nothing saved. There are professional organizations who specialise in retrieving data from what appear to be dead disks.
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Hope this helps!
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On Thu, 3 Aug 2006 04:34:11 +0100, madgardener wrote

I expect you already know this, but just in case you don't, if you go into Google Groups <http://groups.google.co.uk/ and put in uk.rec.gardening as the name of the group and do an Advanced Search, put in your name as the author and you will only get your own postings. This might speed things up a bit. Good luck!
(My ref is a UK one of course but Im sure there is a US equivalent if you need it.)
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You obviously didn't have a correctly thought-out system to creating backups. Do you have a CD burner? If yes, you should be backing up YOUR DATA (the work you create) daily. Based on comments I've seen in some tech newsgroups, many people never get around to creating a backup routine because they think they have to back up their entire hard disk, an idea which is almost useless if you're running Windows. Just back up your data.
If you're running a business on a computer, you should be backing up to a separate piece of hardware, like an external hard drive, or better yet, a tape drive. A copy of the backup should be kept off premises (safe deposit box, or fire safe in a building not attached to your home). Why? Because a backup is useless if it's in the same burning house that melts the computer itself.
Finally, if you need to do something free, get yourself one or more free email accounts from Yahoo. Email copies of your data to those accounts and you're all set. The are two limitations to this idea. First, your ISP may have size limits for outbound e-mail messages. And, Yahoo has similar size limits for incoming messages. You can figure out ways around this issue.
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I sent a rather large couple of files. any problem let me know and I will devise other methods. Ingrid snipped-for-privacy@wi.rr.com

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madgardener wrote:

I want to thank you for helping me in any way possible. Yes, I am aware of Google archives and that's where I'd gotten the gleaned 398 posts that I'd worked on cutting, pasting and sending to my e-mail account which were lost and are embedded in my motherboard somewhere irretrievable. Ingrid, you are a jewel. Thanks for the files. I've already started opening them and now need to get Squire to do digital back up on them to disk when he gets home after he works on his deposition. I don't have a cd burner on my computer. I never felt the need to have one, and Squire has one on HIS and he's networked into my computer. So copying my stuff won't be so hard now. Especially since we are now wirelessly linked and not tangled up in miles of cables! LOL
Any more help will be greatly appreciated. And no, we're not a business, I write as I am inspired (not lately, when I sat down to put my many, many thoughts onto paper time got away from me and now here it is August............I have a good mind to just write them anyway, despite the month! I have titles in the drafts folder and I remember vividly what inspired those titles). Many thanks to those who endure me. I hope Summer is being kind to you and that you are aren't suffering too much from the heat. I will write a ramble soon.
maddie
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Hopefully, you now see that it's not a question of IF a hard drive will fail. It's a matter of WHEN, and there is always a WHEN. :-)
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External hard drives go for about $120 US .
Bill
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William Wagner In article snipped-for-privacy@news.supernews.com,
madgardener snipped-for-privacy@vic.com wrote: - madgardener wrote:- I hate to ask this, but I would like to request something of you ou
there who have read my rambles over the years. snip snip prun whack-
I want to thank you for helping me in any way possible. Yes, I a aware of Google archives and that's where I'd gotten the gleaned 398 posts that I'd worked on cutting, pasting and sending to my e-mail account which were lost and are embedded in my motherboard somewhere irretrievable. Ingrid, you are a jewel. Thanks for the files. I'v
already started opening them and now need to get Squire to do digita
back up on them to disk when he gets home after he works on his deposition. I don't have a cd burner on my computer. I never felt th
need to have one, and Squire has one on HIS and he's networked into m
computer. So copying my stuff won't be so hard now. Especially sinc we are now wirelessly linked and not tangled up in miles of cables! LOL
Any more help will be greatly appreciated. And no, we're not business, I write as I am inspired (not lately, when I sat down to put my many
many thoughts onto paper time got away from me and now here it is August............I have a good mind to just write them anyway despite the month! I have titles in the drafts folder and I remember vividly what inspired those titles). Many thanks to those who endure me. hope Summer is being kind to you and that you are aren't suffering too muc
from the heat. I will write a ramble soon.
maddie-
External hard drives go for about $120 US .
Bill
PS consider Superduper or Retrospect . Now back to thinking about cleaning our pond filter 95 ish not.
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Staples had an internal 100GB hard drive for sale this week for $30 after rebates. It's very easy to convert an internal HD to an external HD and connect via USB. _________________ John Henry Wheeler Washington, DC USDA Zone 7
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On Wed, 02 Aug 2006 23:34:11 -0400 in
graced the world with this thought:

Invitation to a mass mail bombing!
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bizbee wrote:

well in all honesty, those who DO have my ramblings and writings will send them. as for a mass mail bombing, I'm sure I'll get responses from those who know the difference between my plea for help and sending things they happen to have and those who want to screw around with me. I get enough spam........but you've got a point there. again, thanks to everyone for their patience and support. werds trickling out o' me fingers soon......... maddie
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