First a huge thank you to everyone who has messaged me about the “issues” I truly appreciate it. I have some great blogger friends and maybe one day we will get to meet. Now for something completely different.
The short version-
I’m able to retrieve some of most lost data.
The long version- Read with hints of sarcasm
Well in a last-ditch effort before going insane about losing all my data I tried a friends Macbook( thank you Glenn). Hooked up the external hard drive that no windows computer could read and lo and behold there was my data. Yeah!!!! Now I do not know much at all about Apple computers but over the last two days I have learned a lot. At first I thought I could just copy the files to my other external drive but no you can’t. The default file format for windows on my external drive was NTFS. Apple doesn’t play with NTFS, enter Google, couple of clicks later I found out I had to format the new drive to EXFAT format (sounds like what I call the ex-wife) Also the Apple viewer does not support Canon Raw, at least I could never find a raw reader for CR2 files to work on a mac. When copying files I would run into run into an error code 36. I read numerous articles on how to “fix” said error code and none worked. Now it gets strange, sometimes I would get the error code 36 and it would still go ahead and copy, other times it wouldn’t. Again reminds me of the ex wife, constantly changing its mind. Anyways I am getting some of my data back, not all but I think I can get over 70% back, just a slow process.
So why have I not been out photographing over this “down” time. Several reasons I want my files back mainly. School has started back up and I’m expected to go teach (and no I don’t teach English), and here in East Texas at 6 o’clock in the evening my temperature gauge, which sets in the shade is reading 103 degrees Fahrenheit and there is no relief insight. Inside where the air is cool and the bourbon is on ice feels much better. And if you read this far please take notice I did not include any profanity which in itself was a stuggle but would have been far more entertaining. Again thanks for the support everyone.