Friday, June 15, 2007

Black hole . . .


There is a black hole in my computer.

I have some files (primarily music files) that are definitely in my computer because I can access them via Windows Media Player but I can't SEE them. What I mean to say is that I wanted to copy a music file from my computer to a PhotoStory I was making a few months ago. I know the music file is in the computer because when I open Windows Media Player I can play the song - it is listed in my library. However, I recall seeing a file entitled "My Music" in the past and I can no longer access this folder. I have spent literally hours looking for this folder to no avail.

But wait, the mystery continues. Last week I was working on a website that I was creating for a friend. I know the web file is in my computer because I can access it when I open the Microsoft Front Page program that created the file BUT I cannot SEE the file otherwise. All of these missing files are on my C drive, yet when I search my C drive they are not listed.

Gotta say that I can function well in a world that I don't "understand". I don't need to know how a combustion engine works to drive a car. I don't need to know how a microwave oven works to make popcorn (in about 3 minutes ;-). I don't need to know how the www operates to send an email. I don't need to know how to speak Portuguese to live in Portugal (LOL). BUT this is driving me bonkers.

Where will it stop? I spend a lot of time sitting in front of my computer screen with my cat and my keyboard on my lap. Is it only a matter of time until we also get sucked into the black hole?

In the meantime if anyone in cyberspace has seen my files (or knows where they might be), could they please send them back to me. . .

3 comments:

Luís Silva Nunes said...

I sugest looking in your purse ... which is very close to a black hole!!!

Cris said...

You will find those hidden files when you least expect it to happen...that's how it works. It's a mystery...just like the contents of a woman's purse. It has everything one needs; it's only hard to find what you want when you most require it! ;-)

Mônica Veado said...

Your files must be trapped in the same black hole that 'swallows' umbrellas... Have you ever noticed that we always hear about people who have lost their umbrellas, but we very rarely meet people who have actually found them? Umbrellas, files and socks (but socks disappear one at a time) must live in the same parallel universe! :-)