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Socoder -> Off Topic -> Backing Up

Posted : Thursday, 16 October 2014, 09:03
magicman
I made a ’’game’’ a few months ago where you ran around a little city and did drugs, you could even drive cars, but then my hard drive crashed and it was lost. I do wish I could upload it though. Maybe I'll remake it.

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Posted : Thursday, 16 October 2014, 09:03
Jayenkai
Dangit. That's only happened to me once. I lost a LOT, and vowed.. "Never again!!"

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Posted : Thursday, 16 October 2014, 09:16
Jayenkai
Hard copy, as in printed? Good grief, that'd take up a lot of space...

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Posted : Thursday, 16 October 2014, 09:21
rychan
Heya Magicman! Sorry to hear about the hard drive, that's possibly my worst nightmare!

Have you tried out spinrite for data recovery?

www.grc.com/sr/spinrite.htm

If anything can get your work back, that should do it. Apologies for the pimping, I'm sure there's a way to get a free copy somehow.

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Posted : Thursday, 16 October 2014, 09:52
rockford
I've lost soooooooooo much stuff it's unbelievable - the last time due to three things hitting all at the same time. My computer had crashing problems, so it was returned to TIME (thankfully a dead company now). When it was returned (not properly fixed) the hard-drive was empty. Div Arena went tits up (along with all my completed works and many WIPs and demos) and I changed ISPs - I never considered that my old website host would remove the files so quickly - didn't even give me notice of removal. So one was my fault, the others were out of my control.

I learned there and then to back up everything - and multiple times to various formats. I now use webspace, the cloud, email, SD card and back up HD. For important stuff I use a flashdrive too. I used to use CDs and DVDs (I've got hundreds), but don't nowadays as it's slower than the alternatives.

I have lost some things since - just minor updates etc. but not entire projects.
Posted : Thursday, 16 October 2014, 10:43
Jayenkai
Damn, you really are the most unluckiest person i know!!!

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Posted : Thursday, 16 October 2014, 12:33
Jayenkai
LOL, i just made that exact same joke, about going for my regular 6-month checkup, in a couple of weeks!!

... Mum didn't find it very funny though :/

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