I am not terribly computer savvy.  I don’t stink at computers, but there is a shit-ton that I simply don’t know/understand.

I am mostly okay with this, because 99% of what you need to know can be found on the internet.

What you can’t find on the internet is how you, somehow, no longer have the folder on your external drive that contains your list of all of your passwords. 

Just fuck me.

I know some of you are horrified that I have such a folder on my computer at all. Fuck you. I am 69 (heh-heh), and there is no way I can remember my password to Shari’s Berries, or any of the other multitude of websites I have visited and may revisit in the future. 

And I don’t even want to think about what caused this folder (and its files) to disappear from my external drive.  To do something like that, it usually means going through a lot of dialogue boxes where the computer is warning you that you are about to delete something you really don’t want to delete and are you very, VERY sure this is what you want to do.

I have no recollection of this happening. Seeing such a dialogue box for my password folder would scare the living bejeezus out of me and make me wonder WTF my happy fingers were doing on the keyboard (apparently without my knowledge or consent).

Anyhow.  Knowing how much of my life depends on the files on my computer, for some time now, I have taken the precaution of having the files automatically backed up. 

Yay me.

But of course, I have never actually taken the time to figure out how I restore lost files from the backup because I never expected to have to do this.

The program (Norton) is not very helpful when it comes to restoring from a backup.  But, as I said, you can find everything on the internet, and I did, and files are now restored. 

I am 99% sure that I must have somehow moved the folder into another folder, but fuck me if I can find it.  I am sure I will find it some day in the distant future when the information in those files is long out-of-date and of no earthly use whatsoever.

But in this brief shining moment, my folder and its files are back where they belong.


(NOT TRUE! I’m long done with menopause)

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