I can't express how disappointed I am that only a few minutes ago as I attempted to download all these shots, somehow, they all seem to have vanished. I did all the steps I usually do (naming the shots by date, selecting the folder to transfer them to and deleting them off my camera at the same time). Only once the download completed itself, the photos were nowhere to be seen. I have searched and searched and cannot for the life of me work out where they've gone. I even took another random shot and downloaded it to the same folder and once again, it wasn't there. Then I discovered that other photos which should have been in the same folder were no longer there. Very odd.
Thankfully, I do a monthly save of all my files, but as for the most recent ones, sadly I think they've vanished. All I can do is be grateful that they weren't of a special occasion, get my camera out and start taking shots again. I think I might make my monthly back-ups weekly from now on.
So today, I can't share the cute photos of Sophie watching her big sister blow bubbles in our backyard, or the pretty irises I bought myself which have been brightening up our kitchen. This snap above of Sophie was one of the few I had thankfully downloaded earlier in the week.
Have any of you ever experienced anything similar in the way of vanishing photos? Do you have a system/procedure for downloading yours and how often do you back things up?