Windows 10 October 2018 Update started to roll out last week, but some users immediately reported that their documents were being deleted. There have been multiple complaints that the latest update has deleted documents, and this includes pictures, music, and videos among other things.
I have a problem. I am overly attached to my old work. Work that no longer serves a purpose, but I feel attached to somehow.
When I look at my hard drives, my cloud storage, etc — I feel like I am a digital hoarder. I hold onto too many images.
What is the problem in today’s world? The fact is that we are over-saturated with information. With bits and bytes, it is easy to have “unlimited storage” (whereas with physical storage, there tends to be a limit).
I’ve been trying to take a more “zen” approach to life— and trying to live lightly. I try to pare down my belonging to the absolute essentials, and try my best to get rid of things that are superfluous in my life.
However I haven’t really listened to my own advice when it comes to digital things. I have too many files that are backed up (even though I know I won’t look at them ever again). I also have tons of old photos which I am no longer interested in — but I still keep them for some reason.
This is one of those subjects in the photography world that is strangely controversial – like Nikon vs. Canon, DSLR vs. Smartphone and Prime vs. Zoom … the idea that you should delete your sh!t – or in other words – why you might want to permanently delete most of the photos that you’ve ever captured (on purpose)!
Lets start with a universal truth.
99% of the photos that I take, that you take or that any other photographer takes are junk that nobody will ever see, or ever want to see.
So in this article I am going to encourage you to trash everything except your best work – after hitting delete you’ll feel better, I promise.