It’s amazing how even a computer veteran such as myself can sometimes absentmindedly wipe out data he’s had forever. I thought I had made a backup when I restaged my system to Vista as I had managed to backup everything else, but when I went to access something from the archived files I found it wasn’t there. I’ve only got the mail I’ve received since I made the move to Vista and enough days have passed that any hope of recovering the files is long past. Dammit.
Oh well, the archives were getting pretty huge anyway and I wasn’t looking forward to sorting through it. I’m sure I’ve lost a couple of important things, but nothing I can’t live without. At least I still have everything sent to me through Gmail.