It's so annoying. I lost a lot of stuff, most of which I can't remember and can't even remember when I last looked at it, so it probably doesn't matter, and some more important stuff which I can more or less copy from other files and update from other sources, but still. And it's such a silly thing to do. And when I think how often I complain about all the detritus I find in the washing machine because other people don't check their pockets before trousers and the like go into the wash.
And now the new one is throwing up some message about not necessarily being windows compatible WARNING! WARNING! which panics me mightily and probably isn't even true. The only good thing to come out of the whole sorry episode is that I've paid enough attention to realise that I've unnecessarily been putting the not very dirty clothes through a prewash in the quite-new machine. That doesn't seem like much of a silver lining to me, but I suppose it'll have to do.