I'm glad your backup finally worked for you. And I agree with keeping multiple copies of the data. Makes life a little simpler.
I've been trying out a program called Gramps. But I'm using Linux now and haven't tried it under windows even though there is version for that platform. I liked Generations a lot and stayed with it even though I realized it would never be upgraded. But it's time to move on. I just wish there was a way to convert the .uds file to something useable. Gedcom loses so much of the info that it's depressing to even try it.