*Sigh* While doing an OS upgrade this weekend, I lost access to a 250 GB drive that had been on that computer, which I had disconnected 'for safety' during the upgrade. But the D: drive was protected by some encryption software that I had forgotten about, and so when I reconnected it after the upgrade, it decided that someone must have stolen my hard drive and put it in another computer, and it now wants an account and password or a set of challenge responses to give me access again. Can't even connect the drive and get access to the C: drive's stuff while that locked D: drive is installed. There's still some chance that I can unlock the encryption and get back in, but in case I can't, I am hoping some of my readers can help to recover one specific specific batch of data.
Does anyone from the old PalComix forums still have the floor plans and store descriptions that I created for "Pouncefield Mall"? If anyone can dig up those five PDF files, and send them to me, I would be very grateful. That's the one thing that my readers from that site just might have copied locally, and there's no way I can re-do the whole thing again from scratch.
Fortunately, the actual stories for Swiss Mix and for To Dream of Darkness I had backed up to a flash drive, as well, plus they are posted here, and on SoFurry. But that mall plan had only been posted to the now-dead PalComix forums.
The worst part, but you folks can't help with this, is that a whole folder of background info files for Swiss Mix, some 30+ biographies that I had been working on this last week, are among the casualties of this data loss. I also lost a bunch of Swiss Mix and School-Days related art that I had done, and a ton of other personal and work files that I can't even catalog. Roughly 90 GB of data, of which I am guessing half I can recover from other sources, and a quarter I probably won't care losing. But there was about 20 GB that is really going to hurt if I lose it.
I know I have lost the master files for Frostpaw's 3D images, and for most of the art that I have posted here. That's gone for good, unless I get back into that drive. I still have the final images that I posted here or on SoFurry, of course, as well as my initial line art for the hand-drawn ones, that I scanned to do the Photoshop coloring work, but the DAZ Studio or Photoshop files that were used to create the initial or intermediate steps are locked on that drive.
6 years, 12 months ago
26 Mar 2012 02:28 CEST