Installing

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, 47 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Scrum master at Vision Ltd, Dundee. Latterly, web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and former warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall. Enneagram type FOUR and introvert, I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, write, draw and laugh… a lot.

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