I didn't know I had the option of not using their software. I will certainly go that route.
On a bright note, I found the missing files today on my WD external hard drive. They weren't there yesterday (as far as I could tell), but today they are. Finding my way through their layout is like negotiating the Minotaur's labyrinth.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, RHJ_Jr <no_reply@...> wrote:
> I don't use the soft ware that comes with the WD either.
> I back up photos once a month in a directory labeled as such. For instance I will have a directory for 2013 with 12 monthly subdirectories. I have been doing this for years, but is mostly for travel photos so it is easy to find what Im looking for.
> But buy away on the Seagate hard drives as I have some of their stock!