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post Jan 27 2010, 02:43 PM
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I was transferring some files from my old PC to my new one using a Flash Drive. I loaded them on, removed the Drive and walked about 20 feet or so, plugged it into the new PC and guess what??
It was empty!! All the files had disappeared into the ether!! ohmy.gif

Seriously, I've checked and rechecked the old PC and the files are definitely not there and the Flash Drive is completely empty!!!

I'd say that it's not that important, well it isn't 'Life Threatening', but there was a lot of stuff for the Wiki on there. About 20 Guitarist articles and quite a few Gear ones that took a lot of researching!
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post Jan 27 2010, 02:47 PM
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wow man. you should always copy to the removable media and eject them before disconnecting... It happened to me too and in more life treatening situations too.. I mean dont "move" always "copy"...

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post Jan 27 2010, 03:52 PM
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I think Can has a point. That would be rare, but if you didn't eject the media it may have got lost on the removable media. It's very odd that it is also gone from the host PC. This is unfortunate, Jonesy. I tend to keep my computers networked and just move things that way. But I don't want to tell you what you should have done, because what you did was totally reasonable, with just an unfortunate outcome. Sorry bro.


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post Jan 27 2010, 04:55 PM
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Sensible - try Recuva!! It is a $20 download that got back all of my photos AFTER I had wiped out my hard drive! It is an amazing program!!

http://www.piriform.com/recuva

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post Jan 27 2010, 11:25 PM
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Murphys law!

It sucks!
But were you cutting instead of copying, since you lost them? Press CRTL-Z before doing anything else to roll back the cut. Or check the bin!


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post Jan 27 2010, 11:38 PM
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QUOTE (Sensible Jones @ Jan 27 2010, 02:43 PM) *
I'd say that it's not that important, well it isn't 'Life Threatening', but there was a lot of stuff for the Wiki on there. About 20 Guitarist articles and quite a few Gear ones that took a lot of researching!
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oUCH!!! Ouch!! Ouchhhh!!

Aaaaaaaarrrgggghhhhhhhhh! x3

Sorry to hear that Jones sad.gif I can hear our knowledge base crying from here too!
Oh well...

Next time... upload them to the wiki as soon as they are finished! Or work right there in the wiki hitting "save" every 5 minutes like I do! laugh.gif


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post Jan 28 2010, 12:10 AM
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As Praetorian said, you can still get your files if you download a program to recover them.
But do not use your PC anymore otherwise your files could be overwritten.

When you delete (or move) files on your computer they do not disappear, they are just not referenced anymore in the files directory and the place where they were is marked as over-writable.


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post Jan 28 2010, 12:14 AM
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OOOOOooooouUUUUUUUuuuuCCCCCCccccchhhhhh!! I will take this as a lesson for myself! I'm sorry it happened, thanks for posting to help remind us all about the dangers of digital information ph34r.gif


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post Jan 28 2010, 12:15 AM
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You should try to get back the contents of that flash drive with some recovery software! Its possible that all is there.


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post Jan 28 2010, 01:42 AM
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Thanks for all the hints guys!! biggrin.gif
Don't ask me exactly what happened as I can't explain it BUT I ran a Recovery Program and it's found all the files and I've managed to swap them across!
Unfortunately though parts of the files are still corrupted so I'm still going to have to rewrite some of the parts but I haven't lost everything!! biggrin.gif

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oUCH!!! Ouch!! Ouchhhh!!

Aaaaaaaarrrgggghhhhhhhhh! x3

Sorry to hear that Jones sad.gif I can hear our knowledge base crying from here too!
Oh well...

Next time... upload them to the wiki as soon as they are finished! Or work right there in the wiki hitting "save" every 5 minutes like I do! laugh.gif

Thing is Fran.. none of them were actually completed articles. I was researching Discographies and pictures etc for them.
If you saw the speed at which I type then you'd know why I don't write them straight into the Wiki!! laugh.gif


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post Jan 28 2010, 08:06 AM
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Never forget to disconnect your USB keys and wait until it's completely disconnected before you unplug them. wink.gif


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post Jan 28 2010, 01:08 PM
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QUOTE (Keilnoth @ Jan 28 2010, 07:06 AM) *
Never forget to disconnect your USB keys and wait until it's completely disconnected before you unplug them. wink.gif

This has been a lesson well learned!!
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post Jan 28 2010, 03:52 PM
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QUOTE (Sensible Jones @ Jan 28 2010, 01:42 AM) *
Thanks for all the hints guys!! biggrin.gif
Don't ask me exactly what happened as I can't explain it BUT I ran a Recovery Program and it's found all the files and I've managed to swap them across!
Unfortunately though parts of the files are still corrupted so I'm still going to have to rewrite some of the parts but I haven't lost everything!! biggrin.gif


Thing is Fran.. none of them were actually completed articles. I was researching Discographies and pictures etc for them.
If you saw the speed at which I type then you'd know why I don't write them straight into the Wiki!! laugh.gif


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Awesome man, I'm glad you recovered prt of it smile.gif
It's so discouraging when you re working on something and suddenly have to start from scratch again!


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post Jan 29 2010, 11:36 AM
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QUOTE (Fran @ Jan 28 2010, 02:52 PM) *
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Awesome man, I'm glad you recovered prt of it smile.gif
It's so discouraging when you re working on something and suddenly have to start from scratch again!

Exactly!!
It does mean that it will take a while to go back through them all and make them ready for the Wiki.


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post Jan 29 2010, 02:22 PM
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lol! Unlucky mate, ive done it loads of times with work stuff, I actually had a little tear in my eye last time it happened!
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post Jan 29 2010, 05:55 PM
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Try some file recovery software, they work in those situations well.


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post Feb 9 2010, 06:10 PM
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good that you recovered some of your files at least


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post Feb 11 2010, 08:53 AM
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Something similar happened to me when I was moving the audio files of my bands' first album to a removable drive!!. Fortunatly, I didn't erase the files from the pc.


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