netscape 7.2 won't start up

January 9, 2013 at 01:08:46
Specs: Windows XP
Had to reinstall Netscape 7.2 but it won't start up. 7.1 will, but not 7.2. HELP, don't want to lose 8 years of e-mail!

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#1
January 9, 2013 at 03:57:11
"don't want to lose 8 years of e-mail!"
Back it up, thumb/flash drive or other.

backup netscape 7.1 email
http://is.gd/Gdhybk


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#2
January 9, 2013 at 18:33:29
Do not backup on a thumb/flash drive. Flash drives have a limited read/write cycle and are notorious for crashing. They are meant for transfer of data, not long term storage.

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#3
January 9, 2013 at 19:03:38
"THX 1138 January 9, 2013 at 18:33:29 Pacific
"Do not backup on a thumb/flash drive"

I've had mine 7 or 8 years.

storage life flash drives
http://is.gd/BSoGpt
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/storage/u...

"The results The good news: all 3 drives handled more writes than they were spec'd for. For example, the cheap generic drive handled 77 million writes before failing.

Even better news: the premium Memorex drive did not break! FWIW they predicted failure after 60,000,000,000 writes - they just didn't have time to do that many"


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#4
January 9, 2013 at 21:16:44
John, I've got about 6 or 7 of them and in the 5 or 6 years I've had them I've only had one go bad myself. Personally I've had a good track record with them

However, if you look at the hundreds of posts in here with people complaining about their drives going south, I wouldn't chance data being lost on them.


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#5
January 9, 2013 at 22:23:54
Fair enough THX 1138, even if it is a temporary measure, cause as you can see, the OP hasn't done anything. I'm sure the > backup netscape 7.1 email < link I gave him, has others ways.

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