Just a friendly reminder

Discussion in 'Plans, Designs & Software' started by Gamble, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. Gamble

    Gamble New Member

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    If you use any kind of computer program to make layouts and pre build guitars such as eMachineshop and such.

    Make sure to back your stuff up on a separate drive or flash drive.

    I had the unfortunate event of hitting the dreaded blue screen from a registry error. Luckily, I could get in through safe mode but I had over two months of tweaking and building and fine tuning guitars, amps and other things that I almost lost like that.

    So, friends, please back your stuff up. I can't tell you how much I would hate for you to experience this anxiety I did for a few hours last night.

    Catch you later, Bill & Ted.

    :wave:
     
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    Renkenstein Well-Known Member

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    Chronic saver here. I learned the hard way, just like everyone else. Now I hit CTL-S more often than necessary.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up :D This is a very good idea...

    On top of that, it's a good idea to use Google Drive to store important files online, and work out of the drive folder. I had the same thing happen to me a year ago - but unfortunately my external hard drive died as well at the same time, and everything disappeared despite having a physical backup :D You only do that once...
     
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    Dunno if I'm offtopic, but I would be happy if someone could recommend some software for designing guitars, best would be open source programs for mac.

    regards
     
  5. Murkar

    Murkar Well-Known Member

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    mmm I do all of my drawing in Corel Draw, Illy, or Photoshop. A free version of photoshop is GIMP (the gnu impage manipulator).
     
  6. Gamble

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    I'm not sure for Mac. eMachineshop is for windows only or would run if your mac is parallel I believe.
     
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    Yep, all my inportant stuff's on a thumbdrive.:yesway:
     
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    Got me a 1Tb external I back everything on and countless thumb drives with files scattered about on them. So if the hard drive fails I just have to hope I can find the right thumb drive
     
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    Thanks for the reminder ... time to copy my stuff on another drive ...
     
  10. mike@switchback

    mike@switchback New Member

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    Sign up for the mac Rhino3d beta...
     
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    Heretic Well-Known Member

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    I save all my designs to Dropbox.
     
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    Any chance you can supply a linK?

    Thanks,

    Gary
     
  13. rena

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    What I use is Dropbox.

    It's free!

    The way it works is creating a directory on your computer, and everything that you put in there get's uploaded to the internet. Also, you can use the same DB account on more than one computer, so if you have a desktop and a laptop you can keep the files always in sync without any work on your part.
     
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    Save and save often. I backup all of my media, projects, and applications to 2 different external drives using sync toy. I learned the hard way.
     
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    Great advice!
     
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    Welcome Shane . :wave:
     
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    Thank you!
     
  18. gborelli

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    Wouldn't that be the hard drive way?
     
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    Wouldn't that be the hard drive way?
     
  20. PDotson

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    Adobe will let you download Illustrator and Photoshop CS2 for free right now. That version is a few years old now but really for designing guitars you don't need a new version.
     

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