Have you made a recent copy of your files and photos?
And is that copy offsite? Have you made that copy in the last week or so?
And not on a thumb drive either! You have to have at least four or five copies because thumb drives and DVD-Rs can also die or be in a fire.
Daughter of Ted Byfield burned in his home
Despite the physical loss, Mr. Byfield said he was grateful firefighters were able to salvage one of his computers that had manuscripts for a set of Christian history volumes he is putting out next year with a group of people.
"I look inside the ground floor window and there's my computer with two or three years work on it. ... Somehow they saved it, I don't know how. But it could've been a real disaster."
My sister and brother-in-law just lost their laptop hard drive. It had been running really slow at times this last month (They thought they had a virus.) It finally failed with a BSOD (Blue Screen Of Death.) And now I can't retrieve anything from that hard drive. I can see there's a hard drive there but no files.
So they've lost about four years photo's of their winters spent in the Maldives and trips to India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and their kids growing up. This includes camping in the U.S.A visiting all the standard tourist places such as the Grand Canyon and Carlsbad Caverns.