If you feel bad when you realize you accidentally deleted a photo or didn’t back up a document before a crash, know you’re not alone. It can happen to anyone.
Just ask animation giant Pixar. Back in 1998, a routine file cleanup launched by an animator accidentally started a purge that ultimately deleted 90 percent of the then-in-production sure-to-be blockbuster Toy Story 2. To compound the horror, the regular system backups Pixar relied on in case of such an emergency didn’t work. If not for a forgotten backup on the home computer of one of the film’s technical directors, the entire production could have been delayed or potentially scrapped altogether.