So a few days ago my friend and I were talking and after updating her computer her programs wouldn't open anymore. After searching and trying to re install everything it turned out that the actually update was the culprit and it messed up the system. Since she didn't have a physical copy of the program and purchased it offline she ended up loosing it.
I've actually had that happen a few times. I never knew that installing updates could damage software you already had on your pc..I even had it mess up files to the point where they were unrecoverable.
After having gone through a crash and burn, corrupted flash drive I've learned the hard way to back up everything. I need physical copies of software because I always worry what if.
I've had nightmares where I lost a whole book because of a system glitch or corruption if files. When I say nightmares I mean this actually happened. One thing I did fairy early is invest in an external drive and made sure to back up everything. Multiple times, just in case.
I know now there are cloud systems and other things to back up files online but I guess I'm still old style.
I think with the advanced technology we have one would think there were ways to keep out files and programs safe even during system updates.
I honestly felt bad for my friend since the software she lost was something she needs to work. She had tried to re-install it from the download link she got with the purchase but that was not happening because the updates were interfering with re downloading it. So now she had to reset her system and the wait starts. If that doesn't work she will be left with having to repurchase the program all over. So not cool.
So I want to know, have you ever had this happen? If not what computer nightmare's have plagued you.