Have you ever had a aaaaarrrrrrrgggggghhhhhh!!!!! moment? I just did. This morning, in fact. I had the old files to the first book of my Invaders trilogy on my old computer. Because the CD drives broke down and stopped working, I thought I couldn't transfer my writing files. I was waiting around for the Family Computer Guru to help me, when it occurred to me that I could just get a flash drive and transfer them that way. My old computer had Windows XP, so this was really no problem. So I bought this nice pink flash drive. So far, so good. This old computer is rather slow to boot up, because it is full of computer junk, but I booted it up, inserted the flash drive, and after the computer made it work on a USB port, everything was decent. So far, anyway. I transferred the material into the flash drive, then I inserted the flash drive into my laptop and transferred everything there. That worked fine. Then I checked to see what I had. And somehow, instead of copying the revised version of the first five chapters(after that, I think I had everything on the new computer anyway, I managed to lose those revisions! So all I had was the originals, which, for various reasons, have changed from the originals.
Fortunately, I have hard copies of the revision. . . . .