The whole point
of saving a file to the school's storage server is that it is supposed to be safer than saving it to your computer, right? Because computers can have things wrong with them (aka, dropping your laptop, magnetizing your disk, etc.). But, the storage server is backed up constantly, and it's gotten the kinks worked out.
So why, when I just went to go save my notes to the storage server, did it Time Out? I, being the compulsive saver I am, had saved it about two sentences earlier, so I figured I would just end the program, and then open it up. I would have lost the last two sentences, but the world wouldn't end.
But then, when I went to open it, it wouldn't open. It said that the file could not be found, or something crazy like that. I tried a couple more times and it still wouldn't work.
I was about to resign myself to having lost about one page (me, being the compulsive saver I am, had saved a copy a little earlier on my computer, so I still have part of what I had written). But I really wanted that page back. So I saved the corrupted file to my desktop and opened it with WordPad. It opened, and between the gobbledy gook, I found my lost page and the world was happy again.
(This is what I get for doing homework on a Saturday night again. Two weeks in a row. But I did go out earlier tonight, so I'm not a complete looser.)
Posted by Serene Chaos at 10:48:00 PM