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Old 08-13-2016, 01:27 AM   #1
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Anyone have trouble PB . On my 2 computer it is running super slow or stop and displayed ERROR . I can't get PB attention to check it . So for the last 6 month I've posting pic from my computer and not from PB . Let me know either way .
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Old 08-13-2016, 08:16 AM   #2
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Anyone have trouble PB . On my 2 computer it is running super slow or stop and displayed ERROR . I can't get PB attention to check it . So for the last 6 month I've posting pic from my computer and not from PB . Let me know either way .
I never use photo hosting. It seems that for whatever reason, the photos always go "poof" sooner or later. Many times I'm looking through a forum, and see a post that would have been real interesting except the photos are gone.

I know links to other websites can disappear, because the website disappears or changes.

I'm not sure if we have a limit here on uploading our own photos, I just recently found out we could do it. If there's a limit, I'll just have to quit photos when I reach it.
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Old 08-13-2016, 08:56 AM   #3
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PB not the one that makes pic go poof . 90% of the time it is the poster . If moves the pic to different album the URL changes and poof it will go away or add something to pic to will change the URL if you don't punch correct save or replace button it will go poof at the forums . One of my computer when down and I lost over 1000 pics and could retrieve them and are lost forever . That is one reason for PB .
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Old 08-13-2016, 12:23 PM   #4
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There is never a reason for loosing anything.

Just buy a backup hard drive for well under $100 & backup monthly all pics, documents or any other file you create & can't replace.

Or you can pay for a backup file service like Carbonite.
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Old 08-13-2016, 12:26 PM   #5
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I store mine on CDs and thumb drives.
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Old 08-13-2016, 08:21 PM   #6
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I have terabytes of stuff so hard drives are the way to go, everything is backed up withing days at most. I have had no problem with Photobucket for a few years and I use it a lot as I do the daily posts at another forum and post thousands of pictures and giffs there plus I use it on forums like this and to send things on e-mail without big attachments, just links. I pay for one of the premium levels for more capacity, bigger files, and no ads. It is a way to have access to many things when I am away from home, too. Everything I have on PB is also on my drives at home so anything lost or deleted by them can be replaced.
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Any reccommendations for an external hard drive. I have been using thumb drives for backup, but would like an external drive. I had one years ago and it died.......not very comforting.
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I have purchased dozens of internal and external drives and for hard drives, as opposed to SSDs, I only buy Western Digital in the 3 1/2" format, unless you need the portability of the smaller size drives. Right now I have ten internal and five external drives connected to my three desktop computers, plus three external drives that are connected as wanted.

In 14 years I think I have had just two Western Digital drives fail, none in the last 8 or 9 years. I was much less happy with other brands. We had five PCs at my shop so I used a lot of drives. All of the external drives I have purchased for the last 7 or 8 years have been Western Digital My Book drives. I have six in use from 2TB to 6TB. All are still working fine in daily use. Might not be the best for drives that are handled a lot but I have had no problems. I also use a number of external drive enclosures with whatever WD drives I have around. I have many in the closet from past upgrades where I replaced them with bigger drives. Most of my enclosures are two particular types I have had good experience with. It pays to buy good ones. I have found the WD My Books to be the best values for some years, though. All of them are the same size outside and cost the same when I bought them with bigger capacities. The smaller sizes are quite reasonable in price as bigger ones are offered.

Sorry to run on. All hard drives are subject to failure as mechanical devices. This is why everything should be backed up to at least two. The first thing one should do with a new computer is make a DVD copy of the recovery partition. My copy of the last PC I bought in 2011 has been used a number of times. With the PCs I built I have the original operating system media, of course..

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I have had two thumbdrives and one SSD fail in the last year. One of the thumbdrives and the SSD were usable after reformating though all data was lost. One thumbdrive was unusable and was destroyed. These were all encrypted so that may have been part of the problem. All were backed up or were backups so nothing was really lost.
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I've had a hard drive made by WD for over 5 yrs and a thumb drive since 2007 . I never use them . The only thing on my computer I care about is my pics . Everything else can go away and I don't care . I got a virus in the other computer and it is replaced the computer with a new one and I did not transfer anything from the old computer to the new computer . I was having trouble with PhotoBucket on my old computer and the new computer is having the same problems with PB too . The that is why I did this poll was to see if any one else is have problem with PB . I've been loading pic from PB one at a time to my new computer . I've been jumping threw hoops with PB for over a month and giving up . They keep telling me to do this and check that . I will take my old computer over and get it wiped and load back with windows only . They want $100 to do that . I got this one in paste for a few bucks more with a 1 yr warranty .

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Old 08-14-2016, 05:43 AM   #11
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I burn thousands of DVDs. They can also deteriorate with age but the problem is worse with cheap ones. My favorites are Verbatim and that is all I have used for years, the last several thousand I have purchased. When on sale I get them for $.20 to $.25 each for DVD-R discs, I just bought 500 more. I have used Sony and Maxel before and they were good but the Verbatim have been the best for me. I always build two DVD burners into my PCs and I keep several replacements on hand to replace bad ones, though I have not had to do so in about three years, since I built my last PC.
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Gunrunner, that looks like a good value for what you do. If you can make a copy of the recovery partition than you can reformat and reinstall like new at any time you have trouble in the future. They usually let you make one copy for this purpose. If the drive fails then the recovery partition is lost.
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I burn thousands of DVDs. They can also deteriorate with age but the problem is worse with cheap ones. My favorites are Verbatim
I've heard about DVDs and CDs deteriorating, but maybe I'm lucky?

I have hundreds of commercially made music CDs back to 1984 that are fine, no sign of a problem with a single one. Same with hundreds of DVDs I burned from VHS copies of Turner Classic Movies channel. I tape, then burn, so my DVDs start and end in the exact places they should. I lose a little quality that way, but it's 1920s to 40s movies anyway, not exactly HD. My DVDs are Verbatims, good as you say. The type that are made to look like an old reel of film.

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They don't degrade in quality over time like VHS tapes do. The layers can separate inside. They are much, much better than tapes and being digital an important one can be recopied without loss of quality as long as it is still playable. I have not had a good DVD fail and like you I have ones that are old, though I did not start burning them until about 14 years ago when I got my first computer. I did have many tapes degrade badly, the nature of magnetic tape media.

I get most of my movies from Netflix or from the premium channels like HBO on Direct TV but I have also gotten many good movies from TCM, two just yesterday. I used to tape them before burning to DVD as you do but now I use the DVR as it is much better quality than the VHS tape. Once on the drive of the DVR I can edit the movie with no loss of quality before burning it to disc with the DVD burner built into the DVR. This makes excellent copies. I have redone many movies I had burned from tapes to get the better quality. I also have a VCR hooked up to the DVR so I can record tapes into the DVR. Copy protected tapes will not work for this so I play them into an encoder that copies them into the computer in AVI format, though this does not have the quality that movies made with the DVR have, It is more like second generation copies between two VCRs.

I like old movies too. I would bet you might like my collection.
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Photobucket to slow, take a while to pull up photos,I guess it's better than nothing.

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I no longer use Photobucket and is one reason I stopped posting here. Before I could write a post and place photobucket links in the text then copy and paste it to different forums. I can no longer do that posting the pictures directly to a post so I mostly just post in the Henry Forum. But I was absent there also for about three months.
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I have an uneasy feeling about disclosing the gun I have, therefore; I do not use PB any longer.
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Old 10-14-2016, 01:20 PM   #18
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I found out if you buy there ad FREE for $2.99 a month all my Photo Bucket problems went a way and work good now .

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Old 10-14-2016, 02:39 PM   #19
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Maybe that is why I have not had problems as I've had it for years. These animated ads can really slow loading or cause hangs.

I had problems a few years ago when they upgraded their system but none since. I use it a lot and would miss it
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