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1 lucky winner will receive 2 keys for Acronis True Image and Fitbit Alta!

If you’ve ever spilled coffee on your laptop or misplaced family photos, OR your phone has been stolen, you might remember the agony and the anxiety you felt knowing that the information was irreplaceable.

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Tell us your data loss horror story and win a prize from Acronis.

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Please note this competition is open from 28th April 2016 until 28th May 2016 and is only available to members of Mouths Of Mums. This competition is a game of skill – answer in 50 words or less. We are unable to accept entries posted via facebook. Facebook LIKE functionality is not a requirement of entry to this competition. The winners of this competition will be published on this page. Winners’ name and address will be provided to the promoter of this competition and prizes will be sent to the address you have in Your Profile. Please ensure your details are up to date so that you receive your prize.

Winners for this competition

  1. D. MirtTAS
  • It was horrible! My brother was ‘backing up’ my phone and hit the ‘backup from last time’ button. I lost my photos of when I got engaged and all my congratulations messages. I was devastated. I like to have backups of backups from now on so I really need Acronis!

  • I was using my hard drive, but when I plugged it in again, all of my assignments. I\’m doing year 12, so this was a pretty major problem. I need a safe, secure, reliable way to back up my data so I can\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’t lose it again.

  • I was using my hard drive, but when I plugged it in again, all of my assignments. I\’m doing year 12, so this was a pretty major problem. I need a safe, secure, reliable way to back up my data so I can\’t lose it again.

  • I thought i was being responsible by backing up all my photos on a portable hard drive, unbeknown to me thinking my photos were safe the hard drive itself stopped working. The only way to get back all my photos is by sending it away to a data recovery specialist.

  • Earlier this year, our computer crashed and we lost everything including photos of our son when he was younger (he’s 4 now). Luckily we were able to retrieve some from Facebook, but it’s not quite the same. I don’t want that to happen with our daughter too

  • I have three sons, which means their life time worth of photos and memorabilia that I saved onto my laptop, then their father got angry and broke my laptop. After a lot I managed to get these, however it was heartbreaking to go through this and I never want to lose any of it again.

  • Allowing my teen to use my laptop for her “assignment”, somewhere in her research my hard drive became corrupted and I lost 12 months of photos which were precious memories. Understandably, I was devastated and she no longer uses my laptop but a family desktop.

  • I was having trouble with my phone and in exasperation threw it on the counter exclaiming “it’s toast!!!” Miss Two took me literally and when my back was turned put said phone in the toaster and turned it on. Both the phone and toaster were toast!!

  • i worked on a business plan for weeks until one day poof it was lost…. horrible horrible feeling.

  • when we were married back in 2002 (before digital) I got photos printed off and my brother stole them all with the negatives. to give to my mother that I do not speak to. we now have nothing to show off our day! :-(

  • When studying I religiously backed everything up just in case. One day I left the computer room for a minute and came back to find everything gone, my final year project data, backups of it, simply everything, what do you think my project supervisor said, you should have backed up!

  • I had the same computer for 6yrs and it had all of kids baby photos and it just died

  • This would be very handy! I recently lost everything on my laptop and still have nightmares about it!

  • I’ve lost photos on a hard drive that wasn’t backed up. I’d like to win the fitbit so that I can track my activity/sleep and improve my health. Photos you can live without; health, well, you can’t!

  • my son lost the lyrics to three complete CDs that he had composed and had to redo them all from scratch.. its a heartbreaking experience

  • Twas end of semester
    When in the study
    The landlord’s plasterer was dabbling
    Without even a sheet hung
    He toiled without care
    The computer exposed
    When hat should appeared
    But the blue screen of death
    My hard drive dead and projects all gone
    So for all my units I failed

  • My data loss story happened when a full glass of water fell on my laptop! I was crazy because I could not lose my data and I had no backup of everything. I grabbed a dryer but after a lot of failed attempts I gave up.

  • My son deleted my phone’s calendar entries by randomly pressing buttons. Suffice to say I didn’t know what my movements where for that whole year as I am so reliant on my phone’s calendar. Therefore, backup software would be ideal to avoid a similar situation!

  • I got my phone wet at the end of my trip to Bali and lost all my photos so this would help prevent that happening again!

  • I have lost two 2tb external harddrives. I prolonged their life by opening the cases and booting them in a docking station.. This prolonged their life by about 6 months each, but due to my slack nature i still didn’t back them up, thus loosing everything….TWICE!

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