My Life's Work Is Gone... Now What?

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At approximately 11am this morning here in the Philippines, while moving copies of all my writing to the cloud, something went bloey... The SD Card was wiped clean and my virtual drive shows as empty... 6 months of hard work down the drain... Now I have some files on my MacBook and some older ones on a flashdrive that has been misplaced somewhere in my apartment but, even with them, it's going to take a long time to get everything redone to a presentable condition...

Just wondering... Has anyone else had a form of employment while here in the Philippines and lost it all? Were you able to recover easily or did you just walk away?

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Maybe this will help or there might be other solutions. If not get back to work  :no:

 

http://www.wikihow.com/Restore-Deleted-Files-on-a-SD-Card

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I recently had to use iSkysoft Data Recovery http://www.iskysoft.com/data-recovery-mac/ forsome important files on my Macbook Pro. I lucked out and was able to retrieve a year's worth of data on my homebrewing. I had to pay for the software but the data was priceless to me. My Macbook Pro has an SSD drive also.

 

Do you have any of the data saved on your time machine? I have a time machine drive for my iMac but not my Macbook Pro. So now after that debacle, I have one for each. Honestly I do not trust the cloud as for;

 

1. You have no control of the data

2. With the spotty routing of the internet of here you run the risk of corrupting your files on upload.

 

Do they have any backup agreement or guarantees of data recovery?

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:th_unfair:  :th_unfair:   Life is sometimes unfair, Bob.  You have my sympathy and best wishes that you can find the vanished work.

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I have all the data recovery software but it's a no go... The card was basically fried... And I didn't use the Time Machine as I didn't want to tie up my SSD... That's what the missing Flash Drive was supposed to be for... I've spent the afternoon with Apple trying to figure out what went wrong... We both think it was a massive power surge... Luckily no other hardware was blown but I have to replace part of the OS... Should be done in about 20 minutes and then a full functionality check.

Thanks for the support, guys!

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Just wondering... Has anyone else had a form of employment while here in the Philippines and lost it all?
Not in Phils, but I have lost a huge part of a genealogy work, plus the part I have left as backup in computer, not paper, form has compatibily problems with new programs, so it's risk I will have to reWRITE that too, but that info is left, but hard to read as it is now.

I HAD "backup"   = The origin in BOTH a stationary computer and a laptop.  That laptop I normaly used during summers when I sit outside, so I hadn't used it in 3-4 months, when the harddrive to my stationary broke. Then I took the rested laptop, but then it was dead!!!    (When using cable connection too.)    So BOTH chosed to break at "same" time   :th_unfair:     

I don't know what's the error with the laptop, so I don't know if it's possible to recover the data from the laptop harddrive.  I haven't tested, because it cost rather much to let a specialist just test if it's POSSIBLE to recover.

 

I had allready reach as far back as it's possible (=e g Egyptian Pharaohs) just possible to add some "side lines"  so in CHALLENGE point of view I have DONE it allready  :)    which make I bother less I don't have it complete no more. So I have just put it "on hold" among things I will PERHAPS bother to do sometimes in the future. 

 

So it's HARDER for you, Bob, because you hadn't used your work yet   :'(

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The SD Card was wiped clean
The card was basically fried.

 

Bob not being a computer man, something similar happen on my SD card and luckily a friend was able to retrive most of my stuff from the Card. I guess you have the knowledge or knowhow to do the same.

Hope there is a solution to the problem, so many people like myself dont use any form of backup!

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The SD Card was wiped clean

The card was basically fried.

 

Bob not being a computer man, something similar happen on my SD card and luckily a friend was able to retrive most of my stuff from the Card. I guess you have the knowledge or knowhow to do the same.

Hope there is a solution to the problem, so many people like myself dont use any form of backup!

I really should have known better but I got lazy... I have worked in the IT world for years... In the early days I even contacted out teaching companies how to safeguard, amongst other things, their data... I guess this teacher was due for a lesson... Grrrrr!!!

I autopsied my SD Card... Inside it was s bubbly mess... Definitely a power surge that melted everything... But the good news is that I can recommend the MacBook Air 13" as surviving this same surge!!!

Now that I'm using Scrivener for my writing, maybe I'll switch over and use my old Linux machine when I'm on ground power and the MacBook for battery time... Either that or just charge it before use... 45 minutes for a full charge and 13 hours burn on battery... Hmmm... I don't think I want to write for 13 hours straight anymore! Hehe!

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hi

 

Im not tech geek I have trouble switching my computer on but if your laptop or what ever it was was plugged into a power board that has surge protection would that have saved it.  I know the surge protection boards cost more but are they worth it, I currently have my tv's, computer etc all plugged in to these surge protection boards, am I wasting my money???

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Belt, Suspenders and a Rope: having lost precious data in the past I have, as backup resources:

  1. Cloud backup
  2. A separate hard drive inside my desktop machine, and
  3. An external hard drive.

I never want to have to recover stuff and find it's fried again!

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