Looking back & forward


Oh dear.  I took my beloved computer into Apple yesterday as it wouldn't boot up.  It was so painful.  Not only taking it in for repair but to be told it was obsolete!  Do you mind.

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So I took the big step of buying a new computer and getting Apple to transfer every thing over to the new computer.  I even signed that piece of paper giving them permission to recycle my old love. Now I'm waiting.  Will they be able to retrieve my files? What if all my drawings are gone forever?  Then there are the photos.   I backed everything up but will that work?

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I was so comfortable with my old computer.  Now everything will have to change.  Although the programs have the same names they are different and there is no iphoto.  I elected to get a magic track pad so I will have to learn to use that as well.So here I sit waiting for the phone call from the store.


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Mary O'Neill

I am going through the same thing, although I had enough warning to back everything I needed up to an external hard drive. Now I am slowly getting it all back,although I have lost my favourite genealogy program.. All right, it was so old that it came on a floppy!!!!! Still, all my data is slowly being transferred, and I am trialing a few genealogy Iprograms. Maybe I might find a new favourite

. Now I am on a steep learning curve with Windows 10. Slowly, slowly. Make sure you can still plug in a mouse!!!!


OH, be brave - the new machines are easy to learn ... and I LOVE my trackpad. I gave up on mouse use a long time ago as I find the trackpad easier on my hands. ;)

You can do it!

:) Linda


I feel your pain! I do hope it all works for you when you get it back!

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