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I Had a Major Scare Tonight

Tonight when I got home from work after 10:45 I pulled my article from the draft folder so that I could finish it and opened up pixabay so I could download a picture that I wanted to use. I normally put all my downloaded pictures into the same picture folder for my online articles. Then I'll make a note of where it's saved and the URL and other information on my Evernote folder for easy retrieval.

The picture I tried to download went to my picture folder, but instead of it containing all the images I've used in the past several years, it was empty only having the sample folder that comes with the computer. I was aghast to put it mildly. My daughter was in the room and I showed her what I didn't find. I decided to use the search feature to locate my folders. She then looked at that to figure out why it wasn't showing up with the picture tab. She realized that possibly I didn't have my part of the computer open.

To check it out we opened up the start menu to check out the documents there and she saw my husband's name on the top of the list. He must have had problems accessing his computer tonight and opened up my computer under his name and forgot to shut it back down to switch users. I then did that myself and found all my pictures intact just as they were earlier today.

Thanks goodness, or God for kids being around that can figure these things out easily when we get frazzled.

Image Credit » by, Alexis cropped and enlarged

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bestwriter wrote on September 13, 2014, 1:40 AM

Atleast you found them in the end. When m,y technician did the formatting he forgot to save my 'cam' folder and all my pictures vanished into thin air Now I sit with him and remind him - almost scream so that he does not do those mistakes again. (lol).

JanetJenson wrote on September 18, 2014, 3:07 AM

I can see where that would give you a scare. Glad you got help and found everything again. I don't have kids, so I have to figure things out on my own, but I had early involvement with the evolution of microcomputers, so although I occasionally pull hair and gnash teeth all usually ends well.

DorothyGale wrote on September 23, 2014, 11:25 PM

Whew, when something like that happens, it's enough to give you heart failure! Sure glad you got it figured out.

Kasman wrote on November 9, 2014, 4:17 PM

You're right about kids! If you want to know anything about computers ask a 10-year-old!