Guess who's a complete idiot?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Mr.Blob, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. REEJ

    REEJ L7: Fancy Member

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    Same thing I did with my stuff 5~ days ago, all gone thanks to "partition magic" kind of bull program that just crashed magically along with my partition.
    Maybe should buy a pendrive just for maps...
     
  2. Psy

    aa Psy The Imp Queen

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    This is why you get some NAS or an external HD. :p
     
  3. littleedge

    aa littleedge L1111: Clipping Guru

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    Do what I do. Have a flash drive that you update maps with every couple weeks. And save important maps on Dropbox. And have a month old copy in your other computer.

    Optionally just save all vmfs to Dropbox...Constantly save.
     
  4. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    I bet dropbox hates you peple that have your VMFs in dropbox. Creating another 3-10 MB file every minute. That has to be saved for a month. Times two for the VMX. And the BSP too.
     
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  5. Attsy

    Attsy L3: Member

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    I did this too not to long ago while updating to Win7.

    Had a rar file with all my game data, music, and personal files and a second rar with my sdkcontent backup-ed. Forgot to merge them and lost everything.

    Thought all was lost then I started researching ways to get it back and found the EASEUS recovery tool. Wasn't perfect as most of the files were overwritten though.

    Whats worse is when I opened the .vmf with the recovery tool I could see the chunks that had overwritten content on them, like a crappy game I installed, went over the vmf which (the parts that I could read) showed the install directory of the game. Still found/recovered 70%, much better than 100% I'll say.
     
  6. FleshGolem

    FleshGolem L1: Registered

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    Doesn't Hammer create a backup folder?

    C:\HammerAutosave on my comp
     
  7. DaBeatzProject

    aa DaBeatzProject

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    It's only the autosave files. So not all the maps are in there. I'd be surprised if there were more than a few files (of unfinished maps) in there, unless you had an insane save-rate set? :p
     
  8. Mr.Blob

    Mr.Blob L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    Nah, my save rate is default. It's not there, i looked.
     
  9. Nitram

    Nitram L2: Junior Member

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    Really hope you can sort it out :unsure:
     
  10. FaTony

    FaTony Banned

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    I love my external HDD with semi-auto backup program.
     
  11. Numerous

    Numerous L4: Comfortable Member

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    I GUESS GRAZR

    All of you are offtopic, you can't even read the thread title!
     
  12. The Political Gamer

    aa The Political Gamer

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    Yeah keep the mindless spam and thread derailing to VIP.

    :p
     
  13. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    What did i do now?
     
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  14. nik

    nik L12: Fabulous Member

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    OFFTOPIC

    yeah
     
  15. Ginger

    Ginger L4: Comfortable Member

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  16. C00Kies

    C00Kies L3: Member

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    Ya same thing happened to me... twice :facepalm:

    Lost some good maps... :(
     
  17. Bermuda Cake

    Bermuda Cake L9: Fashionable Member

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    oh, I did that as well.
    Luckily for me my maps were all shit
     
  18. Loc_n_lol

    Loc_n_lol L10: Glamorous Member

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    Well that sucks. I feel your pain.

    On the bright side, you can only make better maps now anyway, right ?