Adam@Home by Rob Harrell


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  1. firedome

    firedome said, over 3 years ago

    and the lesson learned here is “flash drives are your friends”

  2. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 3 years ago

    The good news is that it’s very likely that the stuff is still there on the drive.

  3. tedsini

    tedsini said, over 3 years ago

    Yeah, as long as you didn’t drop kick your hard drive you can just slap it in another machine. There’s a lot of services that do it pretty cheap, and they’ll put the data on a flash drive for you, or into a removable hard drive if it’s a lot of data. Oh, and next time, back up! Like I should, and I will, tomorrow, or real soon. Yeah, right.

  4. Dave M

    Dave M said, over 3 years ago

    I don’t get it . . I tried backing up my computer and it fell off the desk . . . with a crash . . .

  5. Josh  Lyons

    Josh Lyons said, over 3 years ago

    One word Adam: Carbonate

  6. bendtly

    bendtly said, over 3 years ago

    Apple…It just works. LMAO

  7. LarryW2LJ

    LarryW2LJ said, over 3 years ago

    Take the hard drive out. Buy an external drive case, plug it into the USB port of a new computer and you’re in like Flynn.

  8. Saskfan

    Saskfan said, over 3 years ago


    BUt you should STILL make backups, even with wonderful Macs. Just In Case.

  9. GayleK73

    GayleK73 said, over 3 years ago

    This is the way I felt a couple of weeks ago, but my computer tech fixed the problem easily after the HP techs told me the data was permanetly gone

  10. Rick

    Rick said, over 3 years ago

    It won’t be on the hard drive if it hasn’t been being saved frequently while he was working on it! I get the feeling that’s what’s happened: none of his work had been saved to the hard drive during all the hours he had been working. Thus it’s unrecoverable by any means.
    Some programs will automatically back up your work at regular intervals while you’re working on it, but not all programs do that for you. If you’re using a program that doesn’t do that for you, then it’s all up to you to make sure you remember to keep saving often while you’re working!
    I usually remember to keep saving while I’m working, but that has happened often enough to me that I can sympathize with what’s happened to Adam. Farewell, volatile RAM data!

  11. Habogee

    Habogee said, over 3 years ago

    He’s talking about two months worth of work. Most of it should be salvageable. He just lost one days work. Trouble is, a lot of people don’t know any more about their computers than how to start & use a word processor.

  12. Scyphi

    Scyphi said, over 3 years ago

    It also depends on HOW the computer bit it. The hard drive could’ve died, which means whatever data was on said hard drive is pretty much toast. I mean, you can try to see if there’s anything to salvage, but in my experience a loss of hard drive is a loss of everything, usually.

    The thing is, none of us know exactly how Adam’s computer bit it, so until we do, I’m just going to assume without questions that there is no way to get the data back.

  13. mike92127

    mike92127 said, over 3 years ago

    Remember when backups were made to floppy disks? Took all night to do it. Backups didn’t get done a lot then. Of course, the hard drive was only a few hundred megabytes or less.

  14. mike92127

    mike92127 said, over 3 years ago

    I have had drive failures twice that I took to Fry’s and they got all the data off and onto DVDs for me. Programs, no; data yes.

  15. debuggingdevice

    debuggingdevice said, over 3 years ago

    @Josh Lyons

    I believe that it’s CARBONITE!

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