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Catastrophic Hard-Drive Failure?

March 20th, 2013 1 comment

Bit of a panic this morning, as I discovered that the entire hard drive partition on which resides the “Ghost of a Tale” Unity project has disappeared. It took me a moment to realize that everything was lost; the entire game project. Gone.

Overnight, Windows thought it would be a good idea to wipe out everything on a couple of hard drive partitions. For what reason? I do not know. Is that a sign that my computer is dying? Could be. Is it a sign that Microsoft’s software engineers made a tiny little boo-boo in the recent Windows 7 update? Possible.

After a couple of tense moments and infructuous reboots I managed to resurrect the game partition (although not the other partition, which seems very much gone) using Partition Wizard. And after some tests, it looks like the hard-disk itself is not to blame, which seems to incriminate software error.

In any case, it is NOT a pleasant experience. I am what you would call a backup-paranoid, which means I always have two recent backups stored in different locations at any time. But still, discovering that your hard work has simply vanished without warning is a bit chilling.

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Windows “Create New Folder” woes begone!

March 3rd, 2012 No comments

Recently my system (Win 7 x64) started to act stupid whenever I tried to create a new folder or rename one. A windows was popping up every time, saying it couldn’t find said folder; but I could then just click on “Try Again” and it would do it. Really annoying. So if anyone reading this met the same problem, good news: the solution is right here (page 6)!

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