Ot: Registry File Failure...oh Sh*t!
Posted 03 May 2004 - 06:04 PM
Just a friendly reminder.
Posted 03 May 2004 - 06:56 PM
What I do is to create a directory named Archive. Under this directory I create ALL my directories (Word, Guns, Thompson, Camera, Video, Pictures, House....). Anytime I have a file (no matter what) it gets saved in some directory under the Archive directory. Every month I try to do an Export of my "Favorites" from the browser and save this too under the Archive directory.
Now, this allows me to keep all my important stuff in a single location. Once a month I do a backup of just this one directory (Archive) and all the sub-directories which saves me the trouble of having to find where all my important files are located.
Then every two years or so, it is a good idea to reinstall the Operating System anyway.
Posted 03 May 2004 - 08:18 PM
Posted 04 May 2004 - 08:44 AM
After the latest windows update last week or two ago, the bloody machine died on a stop error after it was bounced. Ran chkdsk from the server disc, since some phd permanently borrowed my 2000 professional, and it saved my fat from the fire ... after running 5 hours.
Then I nicked the boss's seagate external since he was out of town as usual and backed the whole thing up, registry and all. THese are pretty slick units, no hassle to hook up. While I had everything critical in sourcesafe or elsewhere, the idea of rebuilding the whole thing from scratch and putting all my software tools back on was making me weep.