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God Fucking Damnit

Posted 10-12-2010 at 09:59 PM by Daxter King
So I just looked around my computer for something, and realized stupid fucking me deleted all my God damned writing. A lost a couple of short stories, and a ton of poems. Some of it was down right shitty, but there was some stuff in there that I feel was genuinely well written. I tried some system recovery applications, and none of them can find it. Damnit, this is the most frustrated Ive been in a really fucking long time.
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Carnix's Avatar
I recommend making backups in the future and storing them in completely different folders. Different drives if you can.
Just yesterday, a friend of mine was exclaiming his amusement over the fact that he recently found the backup to a novel he had deleted months ago. It was somewhat amusing because he had managed to be smart enough to make a backup then dumb enough to forget about the backup when purging the file.

Commiserations, but, other than learning from your mistakes, I doubt there's much you can do on this..

~Blessed be
Posted 10-13-2010 at 01:38 AM by Carnix Carnix is offline

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Bullet Magnet's Avatar
You could try rewriting them. You'll be surprised how much will come back to you. I've rewritten stuff I wrote years ago word for word without even realising it.
Posted 10-13-2010 at 04:22 AM by Bullet Magnet Bullet Magnet is offline

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abe619's Avatar
u could always try Recuva...
Posted 10-13-2010 at 06:11 AM by abe619 abe619 is offline

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Hazel-Rah's Avatar
when's it due?
Posted 10-13-2010 at 07:02 AM by Hazel-Rah Hazel-Rah is offline

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Daxter King's Avatar
These were creative writings, none of it was for school. I do feel a bit better though, after some uplifting words from friends.
Posted 10-13-2010 at 12:17 PM by Daxter King Daxter King is offline

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Carnix's Avatar
To me, a bit, being only one eighth of a single byte, doesn't seem worth the many, many bytes of data you have lost. Is there anything we can help with that may increase your feelings by a bit or two more?

~Blessed be
Posted 10-13-2010 at 04:13 PM by Carnix Carnix is offline

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enchilado's Avatar
Shit. I write myself, and I can imagine how I'd feel if I lost some of my really old stuff. Sorry, mate.
Posted 10-13-2010 at 06:04 PM by enchilado enchilado is offline

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pointblanc-slig's Avatar
I did that before!
i wrote a whole chapter for my fanfiction AND MY CHARGER FELL OUT AND MY LAPTOP STARTED HIBERNATING!!!
anyways when i turned my laptop back on it stuffed up anyway and deleted it!
MAN I WAS MAD!!!
Posted 10-14-2010 at 12:04 AM by pointblanc-slig pointblanc-slig is offline

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used:)'s Avatar
That happened with me and some of my compositions once. I was damned angry as well, though some of them still lurk on other comps. Sorry to hear about this.
Posted 10-14-2010 at 05:17 AM by used:) used:) is offline

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Ridg3's Avatar
I'm sorry for your loss.
Posted 10-14-2010 at 05:51 AM by Ridg3 Ridg3 is offline

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MeechMunchie's Avatar
I made a blog about the same thing when it happened to me. Data loss sucks. Now I have a small box of USB sticks. One for photos, one for work documents, one for personal writing, one for game plugins/skins. I update them every few months.

If spending money isn't your taste, just attatch it all to an email and send it to yourself. *Starts to hum 'Rikki Don't Lose That Number'*

But yeah, it really, really sucks. It's a bit late for backup advice, but just remember a) The odds are if it is really vital you'll probably have copied it somewhere else, b) Everything else can be remade and c) At least it's given your PC a good clear out, so it might run a little better.
Posted 10-14-2010 at 11:10 AM by MeechMunchie MeechMunchie is offline

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T-nex's Avatar
Did you empty your recycle bin?
Posted 10-15-2010 at 07:26 AM by T-nex T-nex is offline

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MA's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blessed be
I recommend making backups in the future and storing them in completely different folders.
i recommend your mother.
Posted 10-15-2010 at 02:26 PM by MA MA is offline

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MeechMunchie's Avatar
She is very good. What did you think, Sam?
Posted 10-16-2010 at 02:12 PM by MeechMunchie MeechMunchie is offline

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MA's Avatar
oh, tell me about it. i didn't know the body could bend that way.
Posted 10-17-2010 at 01:58 PM by MA MA is offline

 




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