My filing system failed me. I could picture the graphic I needed in my head, I knew it was there, somewhere, on one of the three hard drives in this machine (totaling 580Gig) - But for the life of me, I couldn't remember where.
Worse, I couldn't remember the file name.
So... "Search *.jpg"
Returned a whopping 15,306 results.
I set it to "view as thumbnails," fully expecting XP to pack up and go on a holiday, and slowly began to scroll through.
Now, I've had this machine for 3.5 years, and still have the original file structure intact. I just kept adding hard drives. So it ended up being a walk down memory lane.
"I remember doing that site..."
"Oh, hey, photos from that camping trip..."
"Didn't I uninstall that software two years ago?" (Yes, I did... you'd be amazed at how much crap is left behind after you uninstall most software...)
And yes, about halfway through, I found the pic I was looking for. The aptly named "227a" - which has now been renamed to something more descriptive, and placed in a more apropriate folder.
I'll get around to sorting out the other 15,305 jpgs later.