Salutory warning people.
Backup your backups.
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Yesterday, fate dealt me a nasty blow, literally knocking me for six. My stomach hit the floor with such a thump, I swear they heard it miles away.
I had finished some routine paperwork and wanted to work on my current WIP, so I slid the relevant USB (I call them sticks) into the port and tried to open the file. The message was chillingly clear. “Unable to open File”.
Undeterred, I tried again, knowing these things can happen and it would be fine this time.
Only it wasn’t.
I investigated further, unable to believe what I was seeing. Of all the 30 files on this USB, the one I wanted was apparently corrupt and gone forever. Weeks of work had just gone up in a virtual puff of smoke.
I didn’t know what to do, or if there was anything I could do. I checked everywhere…
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