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I Blame the Dutch mpoetess
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E-mail.

The one freaking thing I forgot to back up before reformatting my hard drive. Because I always use webmail, and I *forgot* that I had three. bleeding. years. worth of e-mail downloaded to Eudora, in order to finally clean out my webmail folders.

Every piece of feedback since 2000 (up to sometime early this year). Every e-mail exchanged with zortified or wolfling [for some reason I hadn't downloaded those yet] or Saber... every original piece of CG feedback, back when I was writing it and people actually had things to say besides "Hey, are you ever going to continue this?"

*poit*

Vanished.

Fuck.

[screaming crying fit]

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mpoetess

2003-08-13 04:22 pm (UTC) (Link)

I'll take a look when I get home (yes, I just now figured it out while I'm sitting 8 miles away, snort. Because my roomie, IM-ing me from home, mentioned that she had just installed Eudora on her PC, and I went... Eudora...ohhhhhhh fuuuuuuuuuuck.) -- thanks for poining it out.

I'm trying to sort of zen out and accept that the stuff is gone, but it would be nice if something could be recovered.

mpoetess

2003-08-14 06:49 am (UTC) (Link)

Update, FWIW :) -- I tried PC Inspector File Recovery, but sadly it only managed to find about 158 'lost' files, and not one of those is openable. Unless I'm missing some ridiculously obvious function of the program, I think it's safe to say that completely restoring my hard drive to factory condition seems to have done a marvelous job of wiping out all previous data.

But thank you very much for the software rec -- it's a very nice piece of work, and I'll definitely keep it around in case I'm stupid enough to manually delete something that I shouldn't. Which has only happened about 85,000,002 times...