The new external hard drive ( Hp SimpleSave) works just fine..it was a little dicey when I started to delete photo files from my computer..I went back to make sure they were still there several times. Far Guy said "be brave" .. there is no turning back once the recycle bin make that dumping sound. Several files were to large to send there..so they are just deleted permanently.. "This file is too big for your recycle bin..are you sure you want to delete this folder and all it's contents?" Big gulp.. but the good news is ..I gained back 50 percent of my available space..from 6 percent to 50 percent..that is a big increase..and I could have sent more files to the bin..but when I reached 50 percent..I called it good. So that project was a success!!
Now I have a question..I have been backing up my photos to Cd's..how long do they last before they lose their integrity? And where is the best place to store them? So far I just put mine in a photo storage boxes, that I keep in an armoire. Technically..I shouldn't have to back up to Cd's anymore ..but I would better be safe than sorry..so I will continue. More "stuff" for the kids to throw out when we are old and decrepit.
Today is the first day that there is even a hint of Spring in the air. Snow is melting and we have puddles...by the end of the day we might even have some mud..whoohoo..I am sure it is just a little taste of spring....winter will rear its ugly head in a day or two:)