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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

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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

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