My computer crashed once with nothing backed up. It crashed a second time with everything backed up on an external hard drive; which crashed the week later before I had a chance to make a second copy of it.
Nothing was salvaged either time. The first time I went to a data recovery place. They charged me $50 to tell me that it would cost $800 and they can’t guarantee how much they can recover. Vowing to never lose any information again I know back up everything automatically online as well as Blu-ray.
Perhaps my biggest losses were iTunes purchases. You buy them once, it warns you to back them to CD or an external drive, but we usually just click the x or “don’t remind me again.” Then when you need to get them back no one has any idea of what to say except “Sorry, they’re gone.”
I recently found there to be a way to get all your purchases back. All you do is click on “store” and then scroll down to “available downloads.”
There’s also a way to get past purchases off your iPod, iPad, and iPhones. You can read up on it here.
Jef Kearns is a Soul Flautist who just saved you a lot of money and song deprivation. The least you can do is check him out on iTunes. 😉