It's a miracle! (reappearance of missing files)

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  1. Meniscus

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    I keep my porn on a separate hard drive from my operating system. Well, some time ago the drive became partially corrupted. Among other things, I lost of my black and white pics, all my vintage pics, all my straight pics and movies (including DP, creampie, & gangbang vids) and more. Most of it I could have lived without, but there were many, many really great pics and movies that I was disappointed to have.

    So I found a program that could find and restore most of the lost files, but you had to pay by the megabyte, and I had lost so many gigs of data that it would have cost a couple hundred dollars to restore everything, which I didn't think was justifiable. But I left the hard drive in my computer and stopped using it, just in case someday I might try to restore the files.

    Eventually I found a couple of affordable programs with which I was able to restore many of the jpegs, but not the movie files, and neither the file names nor the file structure could be restored.

    So just the other day I accidentally opened the damaged drive with ACDSee, and there they were, all (or almost all) of my lost files, file names and structure intact. I don't know how or why it happened, but I'm very glad that it did. Now I'm having great fun looking through all this stuff I haven't seen in ages, much of which I forgot I had ever had.

    I just had to share my good news.
     
  2. VeeP

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    Hope you're copying it to a new disk asap as it probably won't last. I store all of my vids, etc. on a NAS with a 3TB disk array... I'd likely cry like a baby if I lost them! lol
     
  3. HazelGod

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    Holy crap...here I was thinking I was the only IT nerd in the house! All my media (porn included) resides on a 10TB RAID5 array connected to a Fedora server in my office.
     
  4. VeeP

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    Nah, you're not alone. :wink:

    10TB?!? That's outrageous! And to think the standard hard disk size on a PC (assuming it was actually equipped with one) was 10MB (full-height, IBM PC/XT) when I began my career. :eek:
     
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