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Old 02-21-2017, 05:10 AM   #61
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lol, thankyou for starting this thread, this happens to me all the time, due to memory loss and other things, I forgot the other week that i had ALL my pictures in one folder in the home directory, then i kinda I accidentally deleted all my videos and pictures of myself and my partner, when i was installing 14.2.

she is not pleased, she cried for about 2 days.

on the other hand, the slack install is going strong.
You can get your pictures back, using PhotoRec. Your partner will smile again.

Niki
 
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Old 02-21-2017, 05:27 AM   #62
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You can get your pictures back, using PhotoRec. Your partner will smile again.

Niki
Are you serious ?????

Oh my god, if this works.

Thankyou thankyou!!!!!!


Will report back asap.
 
Old 02-21-2017, 06:27 AM   #63
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Are you serious ?????

Oh my god, if this works.

Thankyou thankyou!!!!!!


Will report back asap.
Hopefully, but make sure you back up next time!
 
Old 02-21-2017, 06:31 AM   #64
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Hahaha, believe me.

I WILL.
 
Old 02-21-2017, 02:36 PM   #65
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Are you serious ?????

Oh my god, if this works.

Thankyou thankyou!!!!!!


Will report back asap.
It's been a while since I used PhotoRec, but it's quite easy. Use a LiveCD that contains PhotoRec, like SystemRescueCD (if I remember correctly). You'll need a USB disk or something similar to store your retrieved data. I'll let you figure out the details.

http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec_Step_By_Step

It works surprisingly well. Last time I used it was for a neighbor who had done the same thing as you: accidentally installed Windows over his existing system without a backup. I retrived nearly all his stuff.
 
Old 02-21-2017, 07:33 PM   #66
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Still haven't had a go. As I was halfway though installing kde5, which I'm kinda worried about now, as it said do not write any more to the drive

Oh well, anyway, will see how I go, thanks so much for your assistance )
 
Old 02-22-2017, 09:18 PM   #67
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Created a Facebook account.
 
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Old 02-22-2017, 09:35 PM   #68
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Created a Facebook account.
Oh man! And I had always thought so highly of you until now...
 
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Old 02-22-2017, 10:12 PM   #69
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And I had always thought so highly of you until now...
It was a long time ago, before the venality of the Zuckerborg was fully apparent. But well said.

It did do one good thing for me. It got me back together with my first girlfriend, who looks likely to be my last girlfriend.

I log in occasionally, as I do outreach for an organization for which I volunteer. If you do outreach, you have to reach out where the people are. . . . I open a private window or tab, post what I gotta post, and get out as quickly as possible.
 
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Old 02-23-2017, 08:45 AM   #70
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I recycled an old system I once used for parts and attempted to boot a rebuilt PC for a client of mine with the used power supply of the older unit. Everything fit and the power supply wasn't but three years old. I had even tested it it first and it was ready to go. Turned on the system and BUZZZZZZZZZZZZZ, GRRRZZZHRRRGG, ZLIIIILLLZZZ and then a bright flash of white light erupted from the exhaust of the power supply as if the GhostBuster's containment unit breached releasing a horde of ghouls into the city and then... a smell of a PC going into meltdown.

Motherboard = burned and all capacitors blown to hell, one literally exploded across the room.
CPU = melted, literally melted the silicon into a horror only surpassed by the Chernobyl Elephant's Foot.
RAM = charred black as coal one RAM chip actually crumbled.

Only the 20GB IDE ATA-100 hard drive and 40x CD-ROM survived the catastrophic destruction. Had to rebuild the client's system from scratch. Not fun.
 
Old 02-23-2017, 04:25 PM   #71
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I recycled an old system I once used for parts and attempted to boot a rebuilt PC for a client of mine with the used power supply of the older unit. Everything fit and the power supply wasn't but three years old. I had even tested it it first and it was ready to go. Turned on the system and BUZZZZZZZZZZZZZ, GRRRZZZHRRRGG, ZLIIIILLLZZZ and then a bright flash of white light erupted from the exhaust of the power supply as if the GhostBuster's containment unit breached releasing a horde of ghouls into the city and then... a smell of a PC going into meltdown.

Motherboard = burned and all capacitors blown to hell, one literally exploded across the room.
CPU = melted, literally melted the silicon into a horror only surpassed by the Chernobyl Elephant's Foot.
RAM = charred black as coal one RAM chip actually crumbled.

Only the 20GB IDE ATA-100 hard drive and 40x CD-ROM survived the catastrophic destruction. Had to rebuild the client's system from scratch. Not fun.
Culprit(s)?
 
Old 02-23-2017, 08:11 PM   #72
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The hot-swapable drives on front panel of early powerpc g4 xserve were removed by merely pushing them in like a button. My hip bumped the corner and it pushed the corner drive in enough to eject itself without me noticing: it was hda; on next reboot, hdb became hda, and hdc became hdb, etc. I had consolidated all my data onto one of the drives, while I was creating raid array out of others. I was about to go to leave office, and I thought, to make sure there was no metadata left from old arrays, I would re-zero the drives in the planned array: due to the name change on the drives when my hip ejected one, it was the one drive that had all data that ended up getting re-zeroed with dd... catastrophic stupidity.

I do other stupid stuff too, like using fdisk to toggle the bootable flag on a linux partition, when it doesn't need to be done, or adding lba32 to lilo.conf so I don't have to see the warning: it defaults to lba32 anyways, so why waste time on getting rid of harmless warnings...

I suppose any time I'm repeating the same sequence of actions on a computer, I'm using it stupidly... how long till I make a macro out of that sequence?

I didn't turn off proxy modules in apache and my server became an open relay and ISP had to turn it off...

My list goes on and on
 
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Old 03-20-2017, 01:40 PM   #73
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tried to re-install windows on a dual-boot system that had slackware on the second disk, windows was supposed to be on the 3rd disk, and somehow had /home for the linux system on the first disk (don't ask how it got that way, it was a really kluged machine). of course when windows is installing it insists on taking the first disk... the /home disk was wiped of 10G of data. that was the last time i tried installing windows on a dual boot system, only run windows in vm these days.
 
Old 03-20-2017, 02:08 PM   #74
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...........I've never done a single stupid thing to my computer.........ever......at all.......recently

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Old 03-22-2017, 04:00 AM   #75
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I tore it apart to study the damage and did find the culprit, the Power Supply main power inverter blew. It however got shorted when a wire melted next to it bypassing the inverter sending a full 120v of AC power across hardware scheduled for only up to 12.5v DC. The arc of light was the wire literally welding itself to the inverter.
 
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