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icypixels
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I’m so sad to hear that.

I’m currently using Dropbox to store all my work, pictures & just about anything that I would need if something would happen to my laptop. Also bought an SSD to replace the sluggish HDD, so I hope I won’t ever lose my precious data :)

Prevention is the key :)

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harmonikas996
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That’s really bad to hear Carlos! I am really sorry about your issue. :(

Which OS you used?

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3Ddym
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Try ‘Active UNdelete’ it recovered my lotta data sometimes ago.

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urbazon
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About a year ago I invested in an external (portable) hard drive to store backup. It’s not such a big investment, it cost me around 50 euros, but I now have a safer way to store my data as I can just plug it into the usb slot, backup my data and plug it out – so whatever happens with the power grid, it’s safe because it’s offline.

Although, I recently started thinking about buying some “server” with multiple hard drives in raid mode, because the way it is now, I still put “all eggs in one basket”. While we’re at the topic, anyone has suggestions about such device?

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dekurvajo
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all your data is on the hard disk. Even if its damaged by physically the datas is on the disk. There is a bit more expensive way to reach those datas, but i rather would not do experiments with softwares only if i know 100% is recoverable and no mechanical damage at all. Once i replaced a burned circuit panel from an another HDD it worked, i have used that HDD for years after the “operation”.

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harmonikas996
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About a year ago I invested in an external (portable) hard drive to store backup. It’s not such a big investment, it cost me around 50 euros, but I now have a safer way to store my data as I can just plug it into the usb slot, backup my data and plug it out – so whatever happens with the power grid, it’s safe because it’s offline. Although, I recently started thinking about buying some “server” with multiple hard drives in raid mode, because the way it is now, I still put “all eggs in one basket”. While we’re at the topic, anyone has suggestions about such device?

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Yes, that’s for me best way to store important files. :)

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pezflash
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This is by far the best program i’ve tested. It has also a “light” simpler version called R-Undelete, that maybe can also help you to recover the files.

http://www.data-recovery-software.net/
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RafaelOliveira
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Things happen man, it already happened to me once… That’s why I have a “Work” folder on Dropbox which have everything I need to keep producing my feelance work, like preview templates, my logo, assets, ongoing projects, etc…
Now I’m fully prepared for a disaster;

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kops
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I just save every single project file to a client folder on dropbox. It saves locally and then syncs online. Set and forget.

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mitdralla
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Sorry to hear man that hurts. I also, have been in your shoes and it is not fun.

I use dropbox and SVN. I Love love love SVN. I created an Envato Folder and I commit every project under SVN. I also come from a Tech background so I use this for all my coding and design projects. It might be a little overkill.

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