April 8, 2017
With the Holy Week coming up, I plan to spend the holidays doing 5 S again (sort, set in order, shine, standardize and sustain) on my digital files in my USBs, external hard drives, laptop, and cameras.
I have 29 USBs as of April 8, 2017. I currently have files in 25 USBs.
I use the USBs as folders for my digital files. For example, one USB for hospital administration files; one for safe hospital initiative; one for personal files; one for breast files; one for thyroid and parathyroid files; one for gallbladder files; one for medical education files; one for Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center Department of Surgery files; one for Medical Anecdotal Reports; one for skin and soft tissue files; etc.
I have 4 functional external hard drives. One is used for backing up files in USBs. One contains my videos of yesteryears. One contains archived files (non-active files). One serves as a back-up of the videos and archived files.
I have files in my laptop which I have to transfer to the USBs.
I have camera files which I have to transfer to the USBs.
With so many files, starting this year, there will be files which I will put in the cloud without a copy in my USBs. As much as possible, there will be back-up copies in the cloud (Facebook, Google Site, and WordPress.com).
Lately, I lost some files due to corruption of the USBs. I have to reconstruct the files which I was not to back-up right away. SAD. 😦
- Have to back-up all files right away.
- Have to fix the USB hubs which may be corrupting my USBs.
- Have to read on how to retrieve files from corrupted USBs before re-formatting.
- Have to discard the defective USBs (not to re-use it anymore after re-formatting).
Note: I still have a lot of hard copies of documents that I used in teaching medical education and surgery circa circa 1991 that I have to digitalize. I plan to scan the hard copies hopefully before the year ends again (I was not able to complete this task last year).