Most of today has been spent reinstalling Windows XP, hardware drivers and software.

I wasn’t overly worried about the Install partition going, as I’ve got much of what I had in other places … like on DVDs and CDs in various friends’ houses around the country! (Thanks to those who have offered to send them back.) I’ve even raided a couple of old Ghost images for things like Lotus WordPro templates and smarticon bar settings.

What upsets me most is that I really have lost 6 months’ of work from My Documents. Not only that, but in that time I reorganised My Documents, and my HTML folders in particular.

I’ve lost WordPress 1.2.2 (does anyone out there in Internetland have a copy they could email me?). UPDATE: Forget that, I’ve just found the WordPress archive.

I’ve also lost my O&O Defrag 6.0 and WS_FTP Professional 9.01, and I can’t seem to find these anywhere to download again.

This was the first time doing a reinstall that I didn’t encounter any hardware-related problems. Or software … until I got to Microsoft Outlook 2003. For some reason when I restored the Personal Folders (PST) file I was getting a clone of the folder appearing beneath itself. It took me 3 hours and this post from Google Groups to fix the problem. I knew that it had something to do with Mail Profiles, but could I remember how to do it?!

More data pushing tomorr … looks at clock … later today.

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 52 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Scrum master at Safeguard Global; latterly at Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

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