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Old 16th September 2003, 05:25 AM   #1
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Well as you all know i colect pictures and schematics every time i see one and i sort them to folders. i have been doing this for 3 years and well last-night i forgot to save this 5gig folder off my drive and well NOW IM

Because i lost 3 years worth of pictures files schematics and other things. So now i'm SCREWED and must start all over.

PLAN to never do this GET A DVD-r burner : O )

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Old 16th September 2003, 06:05 AM   #2
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Jason:

God, that's horrible.

Only two things I can say.

A) At least this is not a business machine. Big money is not involved.

B) The internet is growing by leaps and bounds. Although three years is a long time, you will probably come across most of The Good Stuff you lost on the net eventually. You know how it is-things just get copied from website to website.
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Old 16th September 2003, 07:42 AM   #3
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What happened to the hard drive? Stolen? Formatted?

If it is only deleted, or the drive is not functioning, the physical data is still on the plate and in many cases can still be recovered.

Anyone, do you have similar schematic databank in your computer? Can you give me a zipped copy of it for safety reason? In case your drive is broken, you can always ask for another copy from me
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A i don't have software to retrieve the data. and when i formated it did a cross rear write and took about 30 min to complete. so the stuff is gone.

and it was my fault for not backing up the files. and double checking
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Old 16th September 2003, 08:55 AM   #5
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Jason, listen this: If you have got disk problems: be cool! then deside what to do. 99% of the cases you can retrieve 100% or 99.999% of the data. Norton or similar programs isn't very expensive. Buy this program of borrow from a friend. Don't do anything folish like formating....which you already have done.

Ok, next time you remember...and backup copies. You know and I know that the compouter can break down, get stolen, dropped, poured coffe over etc. Anything can happen.

I helped a man with 2 years work on his Mac and suddenly the disk wouldn't rotate! I opened the disk and pulled the disk and it started to rotate. He didn't loose anything! Think about that!
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Old 16th September 2003, 10:31 AM   #6
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The main thing is: Don't do anything to the disk until all possibilities have been considered.
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Old 16th September 2003, 11:54 AM   #7
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http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showt...245#post236245

/Hugo - should sometimes check the 'off topic' threads first
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Old 16th September 2003, 05:33 PM   #8
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no the main thing next time would be to back up to dvd-r hah and makle sure it did work : O ) but im thinking about getting a laptop now the new 15" pb's are NICEEE!!! oohhh i want it to have my babies
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Jason:

I must say, you emotionally got over that loss quickly.
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Old 16th September 2003, 10:45 PM   #10
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Hi,

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A i don't have software to retrieve the data. and when i formated it did a cross rear write and took about 30 min to complete. so the stuff is gone.
Don't think because you formated a drive the data is gone to the digital black hole, it isn't...

With the right tools most of it can still be retrieved unless it's been overwritten by something new.

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