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When all hope is gone

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Backups say so much. Okay, Elton John, I am not.

But I did lose everything on the hard drive. According to the company:

We are sorry to inform you that no data was able to be recovered from the hard drive that you submitted for data recovery.

Cause: Track Damage
The dedicated track contains all the parameters for the hard drive data.
It is magnetic writing and is critical in finding the data which you requested. Sometimes this is caused when the Read-Write heads writes and does not stop writing, destroying the needed parameters. Sometimes this is also caused when  the plastic coating is damaged beyond repair. The plastic coating is layered over the platters protecting the magnetic material below.  This can happen when the head on the Read-Write heads gets displaced allowing metal to make contact with the platters.

I wish I could have come through for you, I know how important this Recovery was.

So, there you have it. What I haven’t been able to recreate is now gone. I had a backup of much of the stuff, which is of some comfort. I’m just thankful that my last backup actually was on September 26, ten days before the drive died. I wasn’t thinking coherently and thought my last backup was 20 days earlier than that.

All told, I’m now a more careful person with backing up my important documents and data.

Did you celebrate Thanksgiving? (Remember, Canada’s was yesterday). I did, with a feast that consisted of Cornish game hen, dressing, veggies, and apple bundles for dessert. I’ll be sure to post the recipe in the upcoming days for the bundles. They’re very tasty, and somewhat healthy!

I do have plenty in my life that I remain thankful for. You’ll hear more about this in the coming months. Just remember to do something kind for someone else. Don’t feel awkward in “paying it forward” — you might just be surprised at how the good comes back to you.

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