Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Photobucket SUCKS!

Well......first these morons tried to extort $400/year to allow linking to third party sites. This broke the links to an uncountable number of pictures that users had posted to forums, websites, and blogs.

Many of my friends on the Supra forums immediately downloaded their albums and moved them to other hosting sites.

WELL......I finally got off my duff this morning to grab all my albums from the site, and what do I find? The "download album" function has now been disabled for all but paying customers!

Now I have all the pix, but they're on several hard drives, some of which I've removed from the machines they were in when I upgraded them, so at least I still have all of them.

After doing some sleuthing, I've found several ways to get the pix back, but I haven't tried any of them yet. The one with the most promise is a method of using a terminal window and a small BASH script to exfiltrate your images to a safe house.

I'll fire up on of my Linux boxen to try this, as I'm much more comfortable sitting in front a Linux machine doing that that playing around with on Winders.....

After I grab all my stuff, I'm closing the account.

4 comments:

  1. Glad I never fell for their BS...

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  2. Glad you got the pix back, too.

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  3. If you have windows 10, you can get bash natively, look for Windows Subsystem for Linux.

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