All custom assets and vmfs gone after PC Reset?

Discussion in 'Tutorials & Resources' started by XEnderFaceX, Sep 2, 2018.

  1. XEnderFaceX

    XEnderFaceX L5: Dapper Member

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    Hi,

    I recently reset my PC because i had graphical bugs, yet that wasnt the issue, i reinstalled tf2 and found out that hammer + tf2 didnt save my custom maps, assets and vmfs.... :(
    Is there a way to get them back, or do i really have to reinstall everything?..
     
  2. DrSquishy

    aa DrSquishy Help I'm lost in a big scary forest

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    You'd need to reinstall everything unless you backed your things up anywhere. If you want VMFs back, you could perhaps decompile released versions of the maps (if there are any) and fix everything that decompiling broke
     
  3. Da Spud Lord

    aa Da Spud Lord L0: Crappy Member

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    Resetting your PC means wiping your files, so they're gone. If you haven't made significant storage changes to your newly reset PC, there are programs that can detect and recover files that have been even permanently deleted, but these are not guaranteed to find what you're looking for. Aside from that, your best bet is to just manually redownload everything that you can. If you didn't have your VMFs backed up elsewhere (you really should start doing that, if you haven't), then in that case, your best bet is decompiling the compiled versions that you've posted to the internet.