Thank goodness for backups; cold night, beautiful day (Click for full story)
Posted: Friday, September 12, 2014 - Rock Springs WY
The Western Digital Passport Ultra external drive I use for regular backups
I preach computer file backups, and I practice what I preach! So many times those backups have saved my bacon, and today was an example. I was working in Visual Web Developer (VWD), the web design tool I use, and did a side search using Bing trying to find a solution to a problem I was working on. The search got hung up in Firefox and I could not stop Firefox and was forced to close everything down by holding down the power button. I could not even load Windows Task Manager, my usual way of shutting down recalcitrant applications; that's how bad it was. After the hard reboot I went back into VWD to resume working on my project, but I got a strange error message when I tried to open the file I was working on. It was not a message I had ever seen before, and my search for how to handle it gave me little help.