Big Disaster!!

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derrick
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Big Disaster!!

Post by derrick » Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:14 pm

Have some serious problems! I don't know how it comes but i have lost my mainfolder of Live. The folder where i saved my projects = everythings gone now! (probably i worked with a copy and the mainfolder was in trash) i cleaned my trash and folder is gone! Its on a iMac. so i don't know how i can recover it back i think i should get it back with kind of System recovery like on Windows.

Anyone can HELP!

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Re: Big Disaster!!

Post by strode420 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:23 pm

No help to offer, but i also had basically this same thing happen to me on my new iMac. Can't figure out if it was a mistake i made myself or not, but i went to open a project i had been working on (Open Recent) and the name of the file was grey-d out, and the files were completely gone. Luckily i only had been working on 2 projects since i got the imac, and all my old projects were still there, but i'm not sure how they got into my Trash in the first place.
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Re: Big Disaster!!

Post by garyboozy » Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:24 pm

if you've no time machine (or other) backup, then ouch.

you can try Data Rescue, but the recovered files may not be named, so could be useless.
harsh lesson. and a shitty time to be buying backup HDs - prices are stupid at the moment.

anyway... http://www.prosofteng.com/products/data_rescue.php

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Re: Big Disaster!!

Post by ollyb303 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:25 pm

Do you have time machine enabled?
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derrick
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Re: Big Disaster!!

Post by derrick » Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:45 pm

ollyb303 wrote:Do you have time machine enabled?
No unfortunately time machine was disabled gonna enabled it now for sure!
I gonna try the demo of data rescue hopefully it helps

7 projects and 1 liveset is gone even of 3 projects where open for remixes :(

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Re: Big Disaster!!

Post by hoffman2k » Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:10 pm

Be sure to back up before you use Data Rescue. Its a very good app and saved my butt a few times, but it is going to dig deep into that drive. Better to be safe...

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Re: Big Disaster!!

Post by jestermgee » Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:52 pm

For anyone who values the effort the put into their work for hobby or especially professional, I recommend the first thing done before making a single tune is sorting out an automated backup system.

My system has a network server that checks my machines on startup and backups all projects and samples when a pc is online. I then back the backups to an external drive weekly. All this is done with simple batch scripts, no fancy software and has saved me many times over the years and I have never even lost a single sample.

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Re: Big Disaster!!

Post by arafel » Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:16 am

You cannot 'work' with a folder or file when it is in the Trash. :?

So... you might want to diagnose how your Live project folder is being deleted before doing too much work again (little brother hates you, drinking binge then you 'clean up', etc).

Hope you get the files back :D
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Re: Big Disaster!!

Post by pencilrocket » Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:47 am

Your computer is infected with a virus. :(
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Re: Big Disaster!!

Post by Angstrom » Thu Dec 15, 2011 3:10 am

derrick wrote:... Its on a iMac. ...
pencilrocket wrote:Your computer is infected with a virus. :(
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Re: Big Disaster!!

Post by newboss » Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:00 pm

Angstrom wrote:
derrick wrote:... Its on a iMac. ...
pencilrocket wrote:Your computer is infected with a virus. :(
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is that supposed to be funny?. .what an asshole

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Re: Big Disaster!!

Post by Angstrom » Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:43 pm

I have no idea what pencil rocket was trying to do, I was trying to point out to the uninitiated that his utterings are less than usefull. "it's a virus" he says. Incredible work Holmes! (it clearly says "iMac", so not exactly virus central)

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Re: Big Disaster!!

Post by ollyb303 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:17 pm

I thought it was funny. Problem?
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Re: Big Disaster!!

Post by Angstrom » Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:41 pm

apparently!

internet, serious business.

meanwhile, hopefully the OP has recovered his projects

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Re: Big Disaster!!

Post by eflatt » Thu Dec 15, 2011 3:09 pm

derrick wrote:Have some serious problems! I don't know how it comes but i have lost my mainfolder of Live. The folder where i saved my projects = everythings gone now! (probably i worked with a copy and the mainfolder was in trash) i cleaned my trash and folder is gone! Its on a iMac. so i don't know how i can recover it back i think i should get it back with kind of System recovery like on Windows.

Anyone can HELP!
I would do anything to be in your place. Fact is I have a lot of trash on my main folder and I just can't bring myself to dump em all in the trash bin.

Don't feel too bad I can bet if you really check everything you lost is trash any way.
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