Recycle Bin FTW

(The title rhymes, if you didn’t notice, assuming you expand the acronym.)

Last night I decided that I should finally scrape all of my pictures off my two 4GB cards — I still don’t have my final photo storage solution worked out, so in the meantime I’m never really quite sure where I want to put things — since I had some 971 pictures in the mix. I put them on the largest drive I have; the one I record TV to, the one hooked up to my TV, the one low enough to be within arm range of toddlers and cruising infants alike.

As always, I used Ctrl+A to select everything on the card, then dragged it over, repeating for the other card. Then I turned off the TV and walked away. If you aren’t familiar with this process, it’s worth noting that after the copy operating finishes, all the copied files remain selected. That will be vital information.

This morning, Izzie (our youngest) was playing around on the keyboard connected to said machine, and although I heard a few dings and such, I didn’t worry about it.

Just now, I turned on the LCD and immediately noticed a warning about trying to delete a read only file. Sure enough, Izzie had managed to hit the delete button — with an entire card’s worth of copied files still selected — and sent that entire card’s worth of pictures to purgatory.

So, today, I’m thankful for the recycle bin.

2 Comments so far

  1. Matt on June 21st, 2008

    (The title rhymes, if you didn’t notice, assuming you expand the acronym.)

    I always thought “FTW” was one of those acronyms that true geeks said. 😉

    Of course, had the Recycle Bin not been there, this may have helped, though probably not with 100% luck.

  2. Mr. T on June 21st, 2008

    I am sad to admit that I had no idea what FTW meant and had to look it up. It means several things but I finally think I know what it means here.

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