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Catastrophic Hard-Drive Failure?

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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  1. Rey
    March 20th, 2013 at 16:38 | #1

    Damn, that really sucks! Yup, sometimes Windows does catch the Pac-Man virus. Look into Dropbox & Google Drive to store some files as well. Hope you didn’t loose much since you have external drives backups. Try looking into Mac OS or Ubuntu Linux (it’s free) all though Maya on Ubuntu feels a bit clunky from what i last remember.

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