Colin Woods Posted February 17, 2018 Share Posted February 17, 2018 If there is anybody there who doesn't back up their computer - read on. I always had my computer backing up using Time Machine (Apple's backup and restore system), but I got to the point where my backup drive was too small for the job. Going out to buy a new external HD was always something that was for tomorrow. After all, a mac never goes wrong does it. A couple of months back I got up in the morning to find that my son had somehow managed to get my computer into the Guest User account. Not noticing this, I went to look for a file to find that I had no files at all. No documents, no photos, no music. I was in a cold sweat for the few minutes it took me to realise that I was not in my own account, but soon found that everything was there when I switched back to it. It did make me realise how exposed I was with no backup for 6 months, so the next day I went and got a 4TB drive and re backed everything. Fast forward to last week (you don´t have to be Nostradamus to see where this is going) and my computer suddenly slowed to a crawl, failing to open programs, etc. I took it to the Apple shop today for diagnostics and guess what. Hard disk failed. Old one out new one in, all data on old disk gone forever. How happy am I that I spent $200 on that 4TB drive. The service tech said that students in tears is a weekly event, when they understand that all their work has gone. Do your backups boys and girls. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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