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myself vanity | july11 | estrogen

Posted on 07/11/2012 7:51:00 PM PDT by estrogen

Rush could be thankful they ditched him


TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: ad; carbonite; rush; scam
I have Carbonite and my computer died. I bought a new computer about 3 weeks later and tried to put everything on my new computer....I restored maybe a month later and all my pictures are gone. I called and they only back up for 30 days !!!!!!What a joke......I hope they lose a lot of business.
1 posted on 07/11/2012 7:51:06 PM PDT by estrogen
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To: estrogen

I use an external drive for my pictures and then I burn them all to disc every couple of months.


2 posted on 07/11/2012 7:53:30 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: estrogen

How odd.
My husbands computer crashed, even smoked a little.
He had everything that what was on his desk top restored, nothing was missing.
Are there different levels of backup?
Now I am curious, to find out.


3 posted on 07/11/2012 7:59:50 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: estrogen

I found that out the hard way, too.


4 posted on 07/11/2012 8:06:38 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: estrogen

Your content may still be okay providing you still have the old computer. Even faulty disks can be recovered.


5 posted on 07/11/2012 8:06:44 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: estrogen

Did you pay them or were you using their free trial?


6 posted on 07/11/2012 8:10:36 PM PDT by voteNRA (A citizenry armed with rifles simply cannot be tyrannized)
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To: estrogen

What a rip off! There should be a backup as long as your subscription is paid up.


7 posted on 07/11/2012 8:13:35 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: estrogen
I take it Carbonite used to be a Rush Sponsor? Sure can't tell by the brainiacs posting stuff these days.
No, I don't keep track of Rush's sponsors... But my Ouija Board came back from the cleaners!
8 posted on 07/11/2012 8:13:44 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: voteNRA
I had paid them for a yrs. subscription. My old computer had no working battery and the AC charger didn't work on it so I couldn't transfer the data. I thought they put my stuff on a backup as long as I was subscribed. Not so.

30 day backup? Big deal

9 posted on 07/11/2012 8:17:52 PM PDT by estrogen (sick of the racist rants from the left)
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To: estrogen
"I had paid them for a yrs. subscription. My old computer had no working battery and the AC charger didn't work on it so I couldn't transfer the data. I thought they put my stuff on a backup as long as I was subscribed. Not so. 30 day backup? Big deal "

That is a rip off then!

I've used them for a couple of years now and luckily haven't had to use the restore feature yet. Thanks for the warning, I'm going to have to look into that.

I hope you are able to retrieve your files from the old computer, losing pictures would be horrible!

10 posted on 07/11/2012 8:23:28 PM PDT by voteNRA (A citizenry armed with rifles simply cannot be tyrannized)
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To: estrogen

get an external drive box and put your old laptop hard drive in it. you should be able to get your pictures off it, and you can use it as a backup drive


11 posted on 07/11/2012 8:24:17 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: estrogen

Take the hard drive out and put it in a external drive case. You should then be able to access it and get your information off.


12 posted on 07/11/2012 8:26:17 PM PDT by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: smokingfrog

thanks......


13 posted on 07/11/2012 8:28:35 PM PDT by estrogen (sick of the racist rants from the left)
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To: Clay Moore; smokingfrog
Take the hard drive out and put it in a external drive case. You should then be able to access it and get your information off.

That's what I did when my HP laptop fried/died. I had a bit of a problem finding my email (windows vista) but finally did and transferred that and my pictures/files over to the new laptop. I still connect it sometimes if there is something that I need on it. It came with usb cable and even a little felt carry bag. Think it was about $15.

The only problem this didn't solve was ITunes content - I had to buy a program online to copy the files from my ipod, transfer them to the new pc in a new install of Itunes.

14 posted on 07/11/2012 8:45:52 PM PDT by Abby4116
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To: estrogen
My old computer had no working battery and the AC charger didn't work on it so I couldn't transfer the data.

I hope you still have the old computer, because really that sounds like a minor issue, you could easily get a new battery and AC charger, but even cheaper you can get a small adapter to connect the hard drive from your old computer to a USB port on your new one and copy all your old files over yourself.

Just to give you an idea of what you are looking for if you go this route:

Vantec USB 2.0 to SATA (Serial ATA)/IDE Adapter
15 posted on 07/11/2012 8:55:13 PM PDT by battousai (Conservatives are racist? YES, I hate stupid white liberals.)
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I use clickfree.


16 posted on 07/11/2012 9:19:54 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: estrogen

My subscription was due to expire when they dumped Rush and with their snotty comments I dropped them. Their stock price is about 60% below their 52 week high now. They wanted to go back with EIB, but Rush would not allow it. I now have CrashPlan for less charge.


17 posted on 07/11/2012 9:22:08 PM PDT by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire..)
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To: estrogen
I too am having all kinds of trouble with Carbonite. I lost my computer a month ago and when I got my new one I tried to get my files from them. It's been a month now and still have not got a thing. I even told them to put my pictures and my documents on a disc or chip and send them to me by slow mail as cant seem to transfer anything on line. They bocked at that. I wrote Rush to cancel them and told him my story but I didn't know they dropped him because of that college slut remark. I am going to try one more time this week and if I don't get any satisfaction, I guess I will just take the loss and cancel my account with them, and tell everyone on my contact list not to bother with them. Hate to lose my pictues but according to you, maybe I already have.
18 posted on 07/12/2012 1:39:37 AM PDT by fish hawk (Religion: Man's attempt to gain salvation or the approbation of God by his own works)
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To: Clay Moore
Is it possible to take the hard drive out of my old blown Dell computer (tower) and some how save what is on it and get it onto my new Dell? cant seem to get anything from Carbonite backup.
19 posted on 07/12/2012 1:46:15 AM PDT by fish hawk (Religion: Man's attempt to gain salvation or the approbation of God by his own works)
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To: estrogen

BUMP


20 posted on 07/12/2012 1:54:25 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: estrogen

external drive and a Faraday cage.

All that solar stuff in the next year or so...


21 posted on 07/12/2012 2:27:56 AM PDT by vanilla swirl (searching for something meaningfull to say)
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To: vanilla swirl
Thank you for all the replies. Unfortunately I smashed my hard drive on the old computer before I threw it out. I wish I had known this before I did this......

I thought everything was fine because Carbonite would have all my data and just tossed it.

Does anyone know if I can get my pictures I have on Facebook into a new folder on my computer?

22 posted on 07/12/2012 3:37:16 AM PDT by estrogen (sick of the racist rants from the left)
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To: fish hawk

Is it possible to take the hard drive out of my old blown Dell computer (tower) and some how save what is on it and get it onto my new Dell? cant seem to get anything from Carbonite backup.


Sure. It should be a fairly simple matter to chain your old hard drive into the new unit as a D, E, or F drive. You will need a power jump from the power supply (you may be able to steal one from a DVD/DVD-R if you don’t have a spare usually there is at least one) and either a SATA or, if older, an IDE connector. I deal with Amazon for cables, but even Wal-Mart should have what you need.

When you boot, Windows will recognize the drive, assign it a sequential letter and there ya go.


23 posted on 07/12/2012 5:17:19 AM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: estrogen

” Does anyone know if I can get my pictures I have on Facebook into a new folder on my computer?”

Should be able to do a right click and “save as” or “save target as”.
The pixel resolution probably won’t be the same as when you uploaded it but it’s better than nothing.


24 posted on 07/12/2012 6:08:00 AM PDT by vanilla swirl (searching for something meaningfull to say)
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