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Some people are born stupid. Today, I count myself among those ranks.… 
September the 3rd, 2009 10:45 pm
[Conan] this is just omg
Some people are born stupid. Today, I count myself among those ranks. There's mistaking one drive for another. No big. But mistaking your external drive for the (extremely) expendable, empty drive that you're slaving just to format?
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September the 4th, 2009 02:58 am (UTC)
NOOOO. ;___;
September the 4th, 2009 03:54 pm (UTC)
YEEEES ;_;
September the 4th, 2009 03:44 pm (UTC)
No... it's all gone? :o
September the 4th, 2009 03:54 pm (UTC)
Yup. All the raws for the site, everything.
September the 4th, 2009 03:55 pm (UTC)
What happens now? :(
September the 4th, 2009 03:57 pm (UTC)
Lots of work... Gotta sit down and rescan everything OTL

I'm so glad I didn't throw away the volumes like I had planned.

Considering each volume can take 2+ hours to scan (and even MORE time to touch up), I can kiss my week goodbye. And here I was looking forward to gaming time once the kids started school =/
September the 4th, 2009 03:58 pm (UTC)
You throw away the volumes?!
September the 4th, 2009 04:04 pm (UTC)
lol not yet. I was just thinking, since they were debound, that I didn't have much use for them. But I was considering giving pages away for donation prizes, but that's sort of shitty, isn't it? Well, the gist of it is I'm still undecided, and that's why I hadn't thrown anything away yet.

Still, I did find out that it's somewhat possible to unformat a drive (especially one that's been quick formatted as I did - hooray for laziness!). So I had the computer on all last night to do a scan, and the program did read my original layout, which is a good sign. Only problem is, after I set up the recovery, it got the files just fine... they're just corrupted. I knew it was too good to be true OTL
September the 5th, 2009 03:50 am (UTC)
;____; *hug*

Was it a full format or a quick format? Embarrassingly, I can't say for sure, but a quick format may have just wiped the file index .. so all the raw data would be still there if you used recovery software.

I think. x.x
September the 5th, 2009 08:57 pm (UTC)
Danke, Crisu

It was a quick format (a type I normally avoid but thankfully didn't in this case), so I've been running recovery scans on the drive. Everything I've recovered so far has been corrupted, so hopefully I'll have better luck with a different sort of scan.

It's terribly frustrating to be able to see every. single. file. that's on the hard drive, having the recovered file be about the same size as the old one, and then it just can't be opened. This is driving me insane! Just gotta keep telling myelf that I scanned this all in, so it's still recoverable, I didn't lose anything permanently except hours of work but it's not gone forever, etc, etc.

Agh, damn, my brain.
September the 23rd, 2009 02:03 am (UTC)
ouch ;o;
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