I pretty much spent the entire day on this. I’ve been trying to get the OS off of my slave drive (which used to be my hard drive), since I don’t need it there anymore, but there are things I need to back up first, and finding them is a frustrating treasure hunt.
I also found some… not-treasure… in the form of several gigs of nasty photos downloaded by my old roommate. That was a dirty, dirty window of perversion I wish I hadn’t looked into (and it takes a LOT to offend me).
I managed to (file by file) delete about 10 gigs from the slave drive, shuffled the music folders over, backed up the last month of photos and a massive random install folder, then tweaked things here, there & yon.
Now I have to defrag both drives (which may take all night but things should run a lot smoother afterwards). Blahhhhhhhhh. My fingers hurt and my brain is a binary nightmare.
My computer is a giant slug. I’ve filled both drives up to the point that programs are running in slow motion or crashing constantly and there’s only enough space for a week’s worth of photos left. It’s driving me crazy and wasting my time.
Instead, I should take the time to back things up and clear out my system. I need to back up everything on the external drive (I’d just done the pictures), then sort out the flash drive so I can transfer really important data to the laptop for burning.
Right now, I’m feeling digitally claustrophobic.
I am so thankful this is done now. I lost everything on my drive – really important things, like my pregnancy journal & digital photos & my portfolio & everything. I kept remembering things I’d lost forever & cringing – ach…
I kept putting this off. I kept moving all the important files to the slave drive to “back them up” and then IT CRAPPED OUT. My only copies.
Somehow, Frank the Fantastic frankenteched the hell out of my deceased drive (which I’d removed since it kept telling me it was unformatted & would I like to format it now… NO!) and backed everything up on DVD, which I got back yesterday.
Do not wait – get your important files backed up NOW! thank you Frank!!!