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Reilly

Mountain climber
Monrovia, CA
Jan 26, 2010 - 09:30pm PT
Ya dood, ya can't have too much backup!

Credit: Reilly
Pate

Trad climber
Jan 26, 2010 - 09:35pm PT
when the pipe gets hot....set it down and walk away.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
Apple Valley, California
Jan 26, 2010 - 09:37pm PT
Hey Reilly;
Your outhouse pic was one I was able to recover also.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
Apple Valley, California
Jan 26, 2010 - 09:38pm PT
You know it Richross.
I am CELEBRATING!!!!

photo not found
Missing photo ID#142711
Blinky

Trad climber
North Carolina
Jan 26, 2010 - 09:40pm PT
I did something very similar. Bought a new external and hooked it to a Windows PC via Firewire... big mistake (at the time anyway). I copied about 45,000 images, roughly half personal, half business archive. I spot checked several key images which were in photoshop format, checked the file sizes and was satisfied that all was good so I deleted them from the internal... the recycle bin couldn't handle it all so they just went away. I then defragged the internal.

A few days later I was looking for some originals a customer requested and became nauseous when i realized that every single RAW image file was corrupt and lost forever... all the PS files were OK but the NEFs were history. I was devastated.

Since I've gotten over it, found a about a third of them on DVD backups... there were some wonderful visual memories but in the end, it was just stuff. My quality of life hasn't suffered nearly as badly as I thought it would.

I'm sorry that happened to you knowing that gut wrenching feeling you get when the reality hits that they are indeed gone forever. But hey, probably felt really good when they came back.
Captain...or Skully

Social climber
You wanted to!
Jan 26, 2010 - 09:42pm PT
WooHoo!
Reilly

Mountain climber
Monrovia, CA
Jan 26, 2010 - 09:47pm PT
My outhouse pic? Been in a few, don't 'member
recording the event. Would be loathe to put it
on a hard drive - maybe a hard dive?

ps
It is pretty hard to beat DVD's for cheap reliable
storeage. Many people save two sets with one
set never accessed except in an emergency.
Blinky

Trad climber
North Carolina
Jan 26, 2010 - 09:56pm PT
For the future, I found a good way to archive that stuff but still keep it accessable.

You can buy disc drive docking stations (BlacX) that allow you to plug and unplug raw drives in seconds. I have a few 500GB drives that I copy files to periodically and then stash'em in my sock drawer. The station costs about $50, the drives are about $100 if I remember right.
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
New York, NY
Jan 26, 2010 - 09:59pm PT
You mean these outhouse pics?(before Cosmetix


locker

Social climber
Pimpin' for
Jan 26, 2010 - 10:00pm PT

fuked up and had to reformat a couple of my computers and lost all of my photo's...

1000's each time...

needless to say...

being the smart person I am...

I didn't have any backup...

Currently, the computer I am working on at this very moment has 1000's of new images on it...

and being the even smarter person than before...

I have no backup...

Just a matter of time...
Pate

Trad climber
Jan 26, 2010 - 10:03pm PT
locker- you're really BUGGIN OUT in that picture!
Strider

Trad climber
one of god's mountain temples....
Jan 26, 2010 - 10:37pm PT
You guys do know that it is pretty easy to undelete things, right...? Well, it's easy as long as you IMMEDIATELY try to recover the files, before you over-write the old info with new info. I did the same thing a few months ago and was able to recover 95% of what I lost.

Here is a basic article on how and why this works...

http://www.tech-pro.net/how-to-recover-deleted-files.html

Just google, "Recover deleted files"

Also, don't pay for a program to do this. tThere are TONS of free programs that will do this. I can't remember which one I used because after I used it I deleted it... =)

Good Luck
-n
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
Sprocketville
Jan 26, 2010 - 10:46pm PT
i use DBAN to recover all my lost files,

http://www.dban.org/

locker

Social climber
Pimpin' for
Jan 26, 2010 - 10:54pm PT


"You guys do know that it is pretty easy to undelete things, right...?"...











































Credit: locker
...



Captain...or Skully

Social climber
You wanted to!
Jan 26, 2010 - 10:55pm PT
Uh oh.
Looks like he went to the Red Green School of Computer Repair.
Except there's no duct tape.
Lol.
Shack

Big Wall climber
Reno NV
Jan 26, 2010 - 10:56pm PT
What strider said.

I had a customer who brought me her computer and a huge stack of DVD's and proceeds to tell me how she backed up all of her photos, many, many years worth onto these DVD's then went and did a fresh install of WindowsXP...formatting the drive the whole 9 yards. When she goes to reinstall all of her pics back onto the hard drive, to her horror, the DVD's are all blank!!

Well I was able to recover 99% of her photos of off the formatted hard drive with some special software.
Even after deleting or formatting, the data is still intact on your hard drive, until you overwrite it!

I figured out what she had done. She burned all the DVD's in Packet Writing mode not Disk-at-once mode, and never finalized the sessions, so the data appeared to be there when the disk was in her computer before she reformatted etc. but looked empty to any other computer.
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
Sprocketville
Jan 26, 2010 - 10:57pm PT
ha! don't wanna be your monkey wrench,...

who did that song? 311? blink 182? 3rd eye blind?
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
Apple Valley, California
Jan 26, 2010 - 11:28pm PT
"You guys do know that it is pretty easy to undelete things, right...? "















EXCEPT when you defrag shortly after you empy the recycle bin.
Which I did.
So Strider, the site you linked, couldn't help. They said chances were bad at recovery, if you have defragmented.

It's too bad. It would have been cool if I could have got back the last yearand a half of pics.
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
Sprocketville
Jan 26, 2010 - 11:31pm PT
you know the good thing about this is you learn a lot of stuff,

so that when it happens again, no biggy.

i bet you let out a Hoot when that first pic appeared,

i need a DVD burner, this 3.5 diskette is a pain for backup.
locker

Social climber
Pimpin' for
Jan 26, 2010 - 11:36pm PT
Credit: locker
"Hoot Hoot!!!"...

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