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Old 10-03-2006, 01:50 AM   #1
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So I have a mac now and I've got the professional version of office that includes Virtual PC (thanks to a buddy that works for microsoft). I mainly use it to run Promash. I got everything installed several weeks ago and then this morning I try to open windows up and it's corrupted or something. My recipes are gone again, because I'm an idiot and didn't back them up, except for some that I exported to html.

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Old 10-03-2006, 02:11 AM   #2
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Well, everything is installed...time to break out the paper copies of the recipes...

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Old 10-03-2006, 03:00 AM   #3
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Ouch.... this is going to happen to me...I just know it.....

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Old 10-03-2006, 04:37 AM   #4
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If I was smarter I would have backed the recipe up on a cd, but apparently I'm not, so here I am redoing all my recipes, again.

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Old 10-03-2006, 04:46 AM   #5
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Just think of this as an 'opportunity' to tweak them now that your knowledge has grown since they were first written!

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Ok, everything's back and backed up on cd. Let's not do that again...

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Old 10-03-2006, 08:22 AM   #7
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Ok, everything's back and backed up on cd. Let's not do that again...
Be careful with that CD. Those CD's you burn at home can have a very short shelf life if not stored carefully. And even if stored carefully they tend to just start going bad after 5 or so years.

A quick google search led me to this
http://www.pcdoctor-guide.com/wordpress/?page_id=247
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Old 10-03-2006, 01:49 PM   #8
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You could always get a second harddisk and setup routine backups. My Linux system does automatic dailies on data and weeklies on the system. BSD (AKA OS X's guts) can do the same thing.

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