782. 782 files lost in the blink of an eye last Wednesday night. 782 lesson plans, units, activities, worksheets, Power Points, college essays, Masters research, resumes, cover letters, wedding photos, and lists. 782 files and three times the amount of time, energy, and investment.
782 files lost...
...and, yesterday, 782 files recovered!
Recovered thanks to the guys at FlashDrivePros. Although the website for the company declares a hopeful 94% success rate, to be honest, my hope was dim. Maybe because it sounded too good to be true. Maybe because Best Buy told me I might as well throw the broken and 'crushed' flash drive away. Maybe because I heard horror story after horror story from people with similar experiences the next day at school. Whatever it was, I was not hopeful. But, I had nothing to lose and for $99, it was worth a try.
FlashDrivePros was the best $99 I've ever spent! I sent my flash drive in Thursday and received my files, all 782 files, on Monday afternoon! The process is so smooth, the people I worked with were extremely helpful, and I now have my files saved in three different places! I had no idea anything like this existed, but I will be sure to spread the word!
My vita and credentials, Master's Prospectus, wedding pictures, and teaching career are saved thanks to FlashDrivePros.
So thank you, all, who listened to my cries for a time machine, or those who shared similar horror stories.
P.S. I am now looking at alternative forms for saving my information.