On my Mum’s final day here in the Algarve I took her to see the lovely Roman ruins at Milreu. It was my third visit, and so I didn’t expect to take many photographs but I took the camera just in case. And I am so glad I did as the ruins are beautiful at the moment surrounded by the spring flora. We had a marvellous time the two of us, and I was so looking forward to sharing with you on my Portuguese blog all my snaps. Then disaster struck last night. I hit the delete all button on the camera!
I was so upset. Not only had Mum left a few hours before to return to England but I had gone and destroyed all my wonderful photographs. I did have one or two saved by chance onto my phone, and I knew I could always return to Milreu to take more. But it wouldn’t be the same. So I spent a few hours trying to recover them using specialist software, but to no avail. It found them but said they were unrecoverable. So off to bed not in the best of moods.
This morning I decided not to give up and decided to try alternative software. I was feeling hopeful as I had found software specifically designed for the memory card I am using. Then only half hour in to the scanning phase the computer froze. Aargh! I discovered that if the computer went into sleep mode everything stopped then froze. I had no choice but to stay in touch with the computer all day.
Now finally at nearly four we have succeeded, and I am a very happy pumpkin. All have been recovered and now safely saved. No energy left though to write the proper post on my Portuguese blog, I really need a break from the computer. I just though had to share my happiness with you here.