Jargon wrote:It's jackals like this, among other things, that make me an ardent proponent of online backup.
Don't you have to pay monthly service fees for those? Personally, I'd recommend going with an external hard drive for backup and extra storage. I bought mine over a year ago and bought the smallest one I could find, which was 500 GB. There are up to 2 TB models currently available, although how you could fill that much space up is beyond me. I found it easy to install and use, and I've been very happy with it. It's made updating my computer a less stressful operation, as I always do a full backup before updating, which means if things go sour, I won't lose any data.
Anyways, hindsight is always 20/20 and it sucks when things like this happen. There very rarely is a "happy ending" and the best you can hope for is to learn from your mistakes and move on.