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08 May 2009 @ 12:27 am
All gone.....  

Well one of my worst fears, my greatest nightmares, has come to pass.  In mere seconds, in one foul swoop, ALL of my vid files, EVERYTHING that I have worked so f*cking hard and dilligently to put onto my computer, for so long--my Jacob/Bella video I worked so hard on, and was so happy with, still unfinished, and for which I rented and ripped so many movies for (now for NOTHING), all 5 HP movies, so much of ATS, all the clips I so carefully and painstakingly made, all my hard work of the last two years....is GONE.  Deleted.  Eliminated. Lost.  My computer gave me the evil "you are low on disc space" message and then next thing I know it says it's deleting temporary internet files--which apparently included all temporary files as well.....

I was just thinking about how this summer I was going to back them all up on the external drive to be safe, how I would buy more memory for my laptop to protect those files, my most important....and now all for nothing.

I just died a lot inside....

As if it wasn't bad enough that all of my vids keep getting taking down for music issues and other idotic reasons, for this to happen.....I almost don't feel motivated to replace the files.  I still can't believe they're gone....

EDIT 9/2009: Well I recently discovered that I actually *do* still have all of my video clips on my computer, they apparently were all backed up in a different Temp file in another section of my computer, thank God, though I didn't realize this for a long time--so I simply copied these files to the other Temp folder from which my Windows Movie Maker images feed and now all my clips and works-in-progress are restored--the Jacob/Bella vid is still a go, though I doubt I will have time to finish it before NM comes out Nov 20...

Current Mood: crushedcrushed
I write tragedies, not sinsmabus101 on May 7th, 2009 11:28 pm (UTC)
Oh frak! *hug*

My computer is always telling me my drive is too full and that I need to delete stuff--but it won't do it. So I guess we have opposite problems. In fact, as I was typing this I just got a "low disk space" message.

I'm so sorry. Is there any chance some of it can be retrieved?
sherrilina: Arthur/Morgana 3 (Merlin)sherrilina on May 9th, 2009 03:32 pm (UTC)
No, I'll just have to get the DVDs and rip them all over again...at least I have records on the computer of the clip titles, so I know which chapters I need to rip without watching the movies again...
sparkling_gold: kristen biting lip adventureland presssparkling_gold on May 7th, 2009 11:28 pm (UTC)
I'm soooo sorry, hun! This freaking sucks!
sherrilina: RPattz and KStew (Twilight actors)sherrilina on May 9th, 2009 03:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks! *hug*
Alison_artanis_ on May 8th, 2009 01:01 am (UTC)
Ouch, sorry. I hope you can retrieve some of it.

When do you get back from Spain?
sherrilina: Arthur/Morgana 3 (Merlin)sherrilina on May 9th, 2009 03:34 pm (UTC)
I was able to retrieve like 5/100s of clips--basically nothing. I'll just have to rip them all over again, rent the dics again (like "Sky High", remember that one? :p)--I have the clip names at least so I know which chapters I need to rip without having to watch the films (some of them are pretty bad!)

June 1! So not long now....just wish I didn't have so much work to do before then!
Always distant. Always silent.: Bones - Booth/Brennan - Hugthemirrorofsin on May 8th, 2009 09:31 am (UTC)
Oh no hun!! xxx
Actually that recently happened to me (except my mum deleted my vid folder instead of the actual computer). I know where you can HP clips and download them so you don't have to rip again if you want the link.
sherrilina: Brennan (Bones)sherrilina on May 9th, 2009 03:36 pm (UTC)
Aw man, I would have been furious with my mother if she had done that to me! And thanks for the offer, though I think it's just as easy to rip them again, I have all of those DVDs, and I also have the names of the clips (with their chapter numbers) so I can do it without going through the movies again to see which chapters I need.

Nice icon! :)
Always distant. Always silent.: Bones - Cam/Booth - Momentthemirrorofsin on May 9th, 2009 08:11 pm (UTC)
Yeah but I've forgiven her as it was an honest mistake xD
Ah great! :P
sherrilina: Morgana (Merlin)sherrilina on May 9th, 2009 03:40 pm (UTC)
At least though I do have all of my Merlin clips, since I downloaded those and put them into a separate folder rather than ripped them--so more Arthur/Morgana and other Merlin-related vids are still a go! ;)
Always distant. Always silent.: Merlin - Arthur/Morgana - Me and youthemirrorofsin on May 9th, 2009 08:12 pm (UTC)
wow yay!!! ah their love is epic ^^
memonamour23 on May 9th, 2009 01:46 pm (UTC)
im so sorry hun. i know how you feel. i lost everything of my comp last year. all my pics from france, fanfics, essays everything. i still havent replaced everything coz i was so sad for such a long time then i just couldnt do it to myself again so i just never replaced them...

hugs all round.
sherrilina: Arthur/Morgana 3 (Merlin)sherrilina on May 9th, 2009 03:38 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's even worse, I'm so sorry! It's ironic you mention France pictures though, it was while I was trying to upload my pictures from a recent trip to Paris on my computer from my camera that I ran into the low disc space issue in the first place--I guess I take too many photos...

memonamour23 on May 10th, 2009 05:58 am (UTC)
that was probably my problem too. i took so many pics when i went to le mont saint michel... but yes ironic indeed.
francy_m79: perfect housewifefrancy_m79 on May 9th, 2009 02:11 pm (UTC)
That sucks so much!! :( Can the computer delete stuff if you don't want to? I never knew that! °_°
sherrilina: Arthur/Morgana 3 (Merlin)sherrilina on May 9th, 2009 03:41 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it all happened so fast....I'm definitely moving everything out of the Temp file in the future!