Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Save it!!!

If you have an essay to do, please please don't just hit save and think that it has been saved!!

I had someone in tears today in the library because they didn't specifically save their work to their memory stick, they just hit "save as" and kept pressing return and simply assumed that they'd be able to find it again.

Not so. We had great fun trying to find this document again, we even had one of the IT guys down in the library trying to find this document, all without success. It's one of those things like keeping duplicate copies on a different file, we all know we are supposed to do it, but how many of us actually go to the bother of making another file?

I did feel sorry for this student and did my best to help her out, but there really was no denying that her work was gone. I have actually been in that position myself - years and years ago at university when I managed to lose some work right before I had to hand in the essay. Of course, it's a valuable (if unnecessary) lesson to learn as I never did anything so silly again!

So please! Make sure you save it where you know you can find it!

Anyway. My recent ICLW comments are...


Kymberli said...

Yikes! Having lost a couple of documents myself when I had little time to recreate them, I'm now hyper-paranoid about saving my work in different locations.


WiseGuy said...

Yeps, I have had quite a few bloopers of this kind myself. And I think, If would have written this on a paper, a stupid power cut or machine malfunction would not have affected it! But you can't press Ctrl+Z on hard paper either!

Stephanie, Phil, Kayla, Logan & Alex said...

I've had that happen to me as well. It really stinks. I've been better at saving things multiple times now though. :)


Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot for stopping by my blog... I really appreciate it.
And oh yeah... missing documents.... all the time! I learnt my lesson the tough way costing me a grade during freshman year. From then on, I am very careful of the location it is saved in.

Anonymous said...

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imbeingheldhostage said...

That stinks! After recently losing my entire email program (where I foolishly keep a journal, writing drafts and important info, I wanted to cry for that poor girl!