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Old 06-09-2018, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Phila4Now
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Recently I had a scare...the 799 photos I had in my facebook timeline album appeared to be missing. I think I may have found the album,but it appears to be blacked out from my albums folder. I searched for options but there didn't seem to be any for editing this. It prompted me to find a way to backup these photos...with technology now things like that could be gone in an instant. I haven't been on many photo sharing sites in years,and the ones I was on I think aren't there anymore. I need a site or something where it's not at easy for someone to get in and delete instantly,something that has some sort of backup. For example if you go to delete your account,you've deactivated it but it's still intact. I need something dependable...I had other photos on a CD but sometimes those have trouble loading,especially if they're dirty or scratched. I do have an external drive I had gotten when the computer crashed years ago and I was able to retrieve things to that.
Any other suggestions?

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Old 06-09-2018, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Cloud services
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Old 06-09-2018, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Phila4Now
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I downloaded to my computer in a zip file. Even though there's no dates on the pics at least they're intact.

Btw I read up on some facebook troubleshooting and apparently it was mentioned that sometimes during 'maintenance',albums may not be available...
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Old 06-10-2018, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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Multiple backups.

One on your computer, one on an external drive, couple in cloud storage. There it depends on privacy, security, and cost. If you're storing them on Facebook, it's pretty much a given you have no privacy concerns which is fine. Google Photo is free for 10 GB and $1.99/mo for 100 GB making it among the cheapest. Personally, I have less privacy concerns with Google than Facebook but it's really the same thing. They're both weak there. Amazon Photo if you have prime. It's part of Prime if you're already paying for that. It's unlimited. It has weak security.

Personally, I use OneDrive as I have an Office subscription so that's 5 terrabytes of data. OneDrive is painfully slow and takes a bit to setup if you're using more than one computer. Really you just need to choose which folders to sync on which PCs though. For example, my laptops have limited storage so I do not store things like photos or videos and old project files on my laptops. Really my main objection is how slow it is but that's fine for me. If you're someone that shoots RAW and shoot a lot you'll need a ton of storage and probably want to look at something faster. I might try Amazon there for the unlimited storage. Never used it but supports RAW and I can't imagine it's slower than OneDrive is.
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Old 06-11-2018, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Don't use Facebook to 'store' your photos.
Do you have an iPhone or Android.

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Cloud services
That's a bit vague.
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Old 06-11-2018, 01:06 PM
 
Location: 5,400 feet
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All of my photos are on my computer, on a second computer and on an external hard drive stored in our safety deposit box. I care too much about them to entrust them to others. Cloud services is just storage on someone else's server.
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Old 06-12-2018, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Sun City West, Arizona
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All of my photos are on my computer, on a second computer and on an external hard drive stored in our safety deposit box. I care too much about them to entrust them to others. Cloud services is just storage on someone else's server.
I agree with you. I don't trust cloud storage any more than I trust my own storage.

I put my photos on two different external hard drives and two CDs.
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Old 06-13-2018, 12:30 PM
 
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I use Photobucket and have it set to private. I also save very important images to files and email them to myself and put them in folders in my email. I can access them from anywhere and they will never be gone.
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