I just recently went through a horrifying ordeal that made me kick myself and oh! I was cursing up a storm. Stupid GIRL! Shoulda, woulda, coulda!
Well - I live in Georgia, and we recently had a snowstorm (yeah I know all you that live in the white crap up North are laughing) which knocked out the power. I was doing stuff on SL at the time and the folder that I was in on my drive just happened to hold the past 2.75 years of SL creations. When I logged in today - the folder wouldn't open. OMG! OMG! OMG! It's gone.. Total depression set in and I just about threw up... You can't imagine the consternations and all the thoughts that went through my head.
But... I am not one to give up. After consulting some of my guru friends (Thanks Simone I owe ya big time) I did recover my files... It was gut wrenching though. Thinking about all the files I've created and how much work I put into them. It isn't even like I would need them absolutely but a few I use frequently and as a base for other items (the jeans, the vest, leather pants) so to loose those would mean I'm back to square one. Yuck. Not that I mind creating things - it's just I'd rather focus on the creative aspect of an item and not necessarily the technical side.
I'm just posting this as a word of warning for all of you who create things. Please, save your files to DVD and/or another drive somewhere. Don't be lame, save.
That's what I'm doing right the heck now... Burning DVDs baby.