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neeltje says:
Does anyone know if an extern harddrive can be repaired
My extern harddrive just gave up. And all my photo`s and scrap supplies are on it. Even some pages I made for upcoming challenges. I`m so afraid I have lost everything.
Aug 18, 2012
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Diane56 says:
There are several pages on the net saying that they can be repaired dependng on what the problem is. Given that your photo's are on it I would be inclined to go to a reputable computer specialist.
Hope this helps x
Aug 18, 2012
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LindaBlunk says:
Even if they can't repair it, they can get your files off for you, place them on a disc and you can upload them on your new external.
Aug 18, 2012
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Xguern66 says:
I do not have any suggestions but I find these comments helpful if ever my externals crash - heaven forbid. Good luck Neeltje - I do hope you can rescue your valuable photos and pages.
Aug 18, 2012
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Xguern66 says:
My son tells me it can be done but must be by an expert and could cost a fortune depending on the time they have to take. He has advised me to still make use of DVDs for anything very important they are still the safest storage - trouble is you need so many of them.
Aug 19, 2012
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oklahomadawn says:
In the states there is an online service that cost me just $54 per year and it constantly backs up all my files (which has really come in handy this year since a brand new laptop crashed after just 31 days, then locked up about 6 weeks ago and I have to completly wipe the hard drive). All my files were save and sound and just had to go online to re-install them (took 4 days..lol), then re-install my software and I was operational. I would strongly suggest something like that if it is available to you. I use Carbonite, but I know there are other online backup companies available and for $54 I think it is a bargain because I don't have to buy DVDs and worry about a fire (because I've been through that and lost everything in a fire) with online backup I wouldn't have lost everything. Anyway, just a suggestion...Dawn
Aug 20, 2012
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sugarpops says:
Oh no Neejtle I agree with everyone else, take it to a reputable company & you might just get them all back...good luck my friend..hugs...nessa xxxxx
Aug 20, 2012
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LavenderSkies says:
I have an external backing up my external, can never be too careful!
Aug 22, 2012
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neeltje says:
Lol, that should do it Yvonne. I guess the best is to buy a second disk, using dvd`s is too much time consuming and so many needed
Aug 22, 2012
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LavenderSkies says:
Dvds take so so long to load, I get very frustrated and yes, for kits you would need alot of disks, thats for sure. I hope I helped you x
Aug 22, 2012
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SuziKatz says:
Dawn, what site is that and how much file space does it give you? I have a 500GB external harddrive, and this really scares me since my other computer crashed. Guess it's time to invest in some DVDs and maybe a DVD holder as an extra type of backup.
Aug 23, 2012
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SuziKatz says:
Nevermind Dawn, I just read and found Carbonite. What a great deal...unlimited! I will definitely be taking advantage of it.
Aug 24, 2012
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