July 01, 2005
DO YOUR BACKUPS!
came home today to a hard drive failure on my powerbook. i'll try and recover data myself over the weekend but who knows?? my elaborate BPAL spreadsheet-- and the mailing addresses of everyone who wanted to participate in the postcard exchange-- may be lost.
anyway. back up those computers, people! don't put it off! and if you don't have a place to back up to, google for a way to use a gmail account as a backup drive. it's slick.
quote on hard drive replacement isn't too bad-- $316.
Posted by lisa at July 01, 2005 05:13 PM | TrackBack
how awful!!! I think I'm going to do a backup right now.
and I was going to ask to see your BPAL spreadsheet :( I wanted to know what 7 fields you had for scents you hadn't even smelled.
Posted by: Sarah on July 1, 2005 06:45 PM
The iTunes database is in User > Music > iTunes
If you grab the files "iTunes 4 Music Library" and "iTunes Music Library.xml" to back them up, and later drop the same files into the same location, that should recreate your iTunes database. I frequently use those to transfer mine from one computer to another.
Posted by: Steph Mineart on July 2, 2005 08:16 AM
awesome, thank you!!
Posted by: lisa on July 2, 2005 08:39 AM