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Tamixes says

Okay, so I’ve learnt a never to be repeated lesson.

My iMac had a kernel panic which was the result of bulging capacitors. I managed to back up my files, and I didn’t worry about my apps ‘cos I’d just re-install them, right…

fail. I started working on a project and I was ready to sit back and watch the magic happen when I realised I’d not backed up any of my photoshop actions… So instead of watching the magic happen, I had a kernel panic.

Now I’ve realised that I also never backed up any of my layer styles or actions I’d been working on AAAARGH !

Lesson learned. To hopefully spare any of you the lesson – don’t forget to back up your layer styles, actions, color palettes and gradients.

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HarveyDesign Volunteer moderator says

I always forget to backup my photoshop styles/actions and my browser bookmarks lol :( Sucks.

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Tamixes says

I think I can also add psd brushes to the list… although I’ve backed up some of mine.

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ibib says

Man I’ve just repaired my iMac after a huge mistake that I did. And I didn’t had any back-up at all. So I understand you…

But as you said : Lesson learned.

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Woofy31 says
I always forget to backup my photoshop styles/actions and my browser bookmarks lol :( Sucks.

You should use XMarks for browser bookmarks :) Not only it synchronizes the bookmarks between browsers, but it also stores them online. It’s definitely a live saver for me.

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contrastblack Staff says

What? Macs have problems?! OH NOEEEES !!!

sorry, really baffled me there. Me being a simple laptop/pc user… I get that all the time, microsoft having fun, you know the drill… I’ve went through that, AND more about 5 times in a year… but by the sixth time, I conceived a checklist with items that need to be backed up, and even bought a memory stick dedicated only to such minor and apparently non-important items. Never have the patience to do it, but I force myself, since it’s not even funny anymore…

Good luck with the mac, and file recovery, and hope you get spared in the future :D

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Tamixes says

I was lulled into a false sense of security as my faithful Mac has run without a single problem in 4 years. I think that part of the problem is the result of our wonderful (and only) supplier of energy in this country.

In the past 2 weeks we’ve had a a mix of power surges, power dips and power failures – the power dips are the ones that have done the damage (I had both of my Macs go down on the same day and that’s when I realised that the problem was something else). We’ve been struck by lightning a few times (7 or 8 times at least..) so we’re kitted out with surge protectors, but they don’t protect against power dips (another lesson I learnt this week)

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Tamixes says
I always forget to backup my photoshop styles/actions and my browser bookmarks lol :( Sucks.
You should use XMarks for browser bookmarks :) Not only it synchronizes the bookmarks between browsers, but it also stores them online. It’s definitely a live saver for me.

Thanks, I’ll definately check it out! I love my bookmarks!

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crozer says
I always forget to backup my photoshop styles/actions and my browser bookmarks lol :( Sucks.

I have a profile folder now, which I constantly update.. (since I have a whole structured bookmark-tree in firefox..)

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cdutson says

at least any that you’ve submitted to the Envato Marketplace(s) are retrievable… assuming of course you had submitted any for selling.

That does suck though. pat on the shoulder

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