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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]

manna

2003-08-13 05:11 pm (UTC) (Link)


That's so horrible.

If it turns out you can't recover anything from the disk, you could try appealing for people to send you old mails. No good for feedback, I guess, though. Ouch.

And about the recovery -- use the computer as little as possible until you try to get stuff back. Every time it writes to disk there's a chance it's overwriting the sectors you want.

mpoetess

2003-08-14 07:04 am (UTC) (Link)

Haven't had a lot of success with the file recovery, sadly - even if I did manage to find the files I'm not sure if they could be opened, since they'd be Eudora formatted e-mails, not simple text files.

I've received a couple of pretty comprehensive archives of feedback from at least one person, though, which is really sweet of her. It's nice to have a few things, even if it's just sort of the archive sampler. ;-)