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  1. Posts : 7,254
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #870

    jimbo45 said:
    Hi there.

    I know it sounds callous but surely if you had 25 years of photos that you treasured would you only have them on one piece of media -- I've still got some of my old negatives (35 mm) from the time before digital cameras became even half way decent and affordable and if shove came to push I could still even develop these the old fashioned way with a developing tank (black and white stuff) - apart from re-scanning again etc.

    I know that shouldn't excuse an OS from wiping people's data but I can't really have sympathy with people who don't at least make some provision for dealing with potential problems with archiving data -- we've all being going on for years that people should always have backup never mind how primitive it is --even bog standard file explorer to external devices is infinitely better than none -- and external devices are cheap these days.

    Sorry there but this is one "sob story" I have zero sympathy for. (I'm not usually mean BTW but this is a case of "serves you right").

    Cheers
    jimbo
    I completely agree, but sometimes it just doesnt factor into people's thought until the deed is done.
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  2. Posts : 3,453
       #871

    swarfega said:
    I completely agree, but sometimes it just doesnt factor into people's thought until the deed is done.
    Well I disagree.. there are oldies out there that need to be considered.. they grew up in a protected environment.

    It's not expected that they are tech savvy... they are still thinking Kodak film that can be reproduced... not digital.
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  3. Posts : 19,520
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
       #872

    Just how much of digital photography was there 25 years ago ?
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  4. Posts : 3,453
       #873

    CountMike said:
    Just how much of digital photography was there 25 years ago ?
    You missed the point... it's not about photography.
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  5. Posts : 7,254
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #874

    Its about loosing your personal files.
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  6. Posts : 19,520
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
       #875

    Superfly said:
    You missed the point... it's not about photography.
    The story was about 25 year old digital pictures.
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  7. Posts : 4,666
    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H1 Build 19043.1151 (Branch: Release Preview)
       #876

    I've got about 2.5 TB of photo history on my harddrives. That includes photos from 40 years ago. Nothing special about that.
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  8. Posts : 50,055
    Windows 10 Home 64bit 21H1 and insider builds
       #877

    CountMike said:
    The story was about 25 year old digital pictures.
    I have pictures that old that I have scanned in.
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  9. Posts : 19,520
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
       #878

    kado897 said:
    I have pictures that old that I have scanned in.
    I have stereoscopic glass plates from 1903 of my grandmother's wedding but those are not digital.
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  10. Posts : 1,778
    Windows 10 Pro,
       #879

    jimbo45 said:
    Hi there.

    I know it sounds callous but surely if you had 25 years of photos that you treasured would you only have them on one piece of media -- I've still got some of my old negatives (35 mm) from the time before digital cameras became even half way decent and affordable and if shove came to push I could still even develop these the old fashioned way with a developing tank (black and white stuff) - apart from re-scanning again etc.

    I know that shouldn't excuse an OS from wiping people's data but I can't really have sympathy with people who don't at least make some provision for dealing with potential problems with archiving data -- we've all being going on for years that people should always have backup never mind how primitive it is --even bog standard file explorer to external devices is infinitely better than none -- and external devices are cheap these days.

    Sorry there but this is one "sob story" I have zero sympathy for. (I'm not usually mean BTW but this is a case of "serves you right").

    Cheers
    jimbo


    I agree 100% with this. I can not feel sorry for people that have lost "valuable" data because they never bothered to back up their precious pictures.
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