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.