>>45283369 >have external 1 tb drive >one day its not recognised anymore >fucking WD >most of it was anime and shit >however there were important files likes pictures from years before >all lost :(
I still have the drive hoping that one day I find the way to recover files, the drive seems to work normally, it starts, spins up, the light is on, its just computer doesnt see it tried the freezer method but it didnt help
>be me >have external 1TB >need to burn .iso on usb >cd /media/faggot/External_1TB/Documents/Iso >ls >dd of=iso.iso if=/dev/sdd bs=8MB >sleep 3s >done.flac >remove usb >try to boot with usb on different pc >no boot medium found >fuck.png >check out external TB >still works fine >question everything now >reboots pc >boots into usb >what-the-heck.mkv >look at pc, only usb that is plugged in is the External HDD >oh dear god why >check out live disk >open up gparted && check out /dev/sda >one partition of 750mb >930gb unallocated space >oh dear god why (1) >tfw 11,000+ audio files and 200+ gb of Anime gone >shut off pc && unplug External HDD >be paranoid as fuck >don't touch HDD for two months >in that time, learn all that I can about Data Forensics and Recovery in GNU/Linux && Unix >It's time >plug in External HDD >fdisk -l >dd if=/dev/sdd of=youdunfuckedup.iso bs=8MB >mkdir /mount/faggot/nicegoing >mount youdunfuckedup.iso /mount/faggot/nicegoing/ >cd >ls >fuck its just the live boot >start up testdisk >search for lost partitions >found one NTFS 932gb >write to disk >live disk still comes up >in gparted delete all partitions on /dev/sdd >back in test disk, write NTFS to disk >wash_and_repeat.ogg >define insanity, this is it >barrow a windows computer >cmd.exe >chkdsk D: >sleep 5s >boot into testdisk one last time and write to disk *External_1TB Mounted* >check file system, everything is here >tfw only lost 750mb of data >mfw
>>45284532 But people fuck up, the reason linux will never get mass adoption is because it allows people to mess it up so easily. It isn't a parks fault if someone jumps off a cliff. It is the parks fault if the area around the cliff is slippery and happens to be the only way into the park.
>>45284498 No, its my own fault not the systems. I fucked up the dd command but other than that it did EXACTLY what I told it to do. I when I looked into recovery options for windows they were all proprietary and cost over $100
>>45284556 That proprietary system worked perfectly to recover your files whereas linux failed miserably though. This shit wouldn't have happened in the first place if you just weren't trying to be a faggot and use >muh free software >muh elite command line
>>45284723 Exactly. You wouldn't be in that god damn mess if you had just used windows to begin with to watch your anime bullshit. Then you also would've noticed the "drive" you were erasing was shaped like a flash drive and not a fucking HDD from the icons. It also would have been clearly labeled.
and for that split moment everything is right with the world and you're completely contented. There's nothing better than the feeling of recovering a load of data after you think you've lost it all. That huge sigh of relief when you see your files again.
>>45284930 The point is that there's a barrier of entry. You can do ALL the same shit you can in linux in windows just for people that are likely to mess things up they are less likely to be able to. Also in a retail copy of windows it won't do anything. It's only pirated "corporate" copies that create accounts with those privileges by default that allow you to do dumb shit like that. So your average person would not be able to open cmd prompt and do that.
>>45284991 Show me the gui elements that would allow >>45284368 To burn an iso that are included with a common distro. Also show me how these elements have a clear differentiation by default. The point is if it was that simple in linux people wouldn't do dumb shit like that all the time. And they do do it al the time. Also >>45285036 Only corporate copies allow you to do anything with critical system files. And the only time you'll get a corporate copy is if you pirate it
>>45285118 And that's understandable. But this whole "year of the linux desktop" thing is bullshit because it doesn't work well for most people. I use it on my inspiron 7000 laptop because >better battery life Also all I do is watch movies, respond to emails, cut PO's through software that runs in a hypervisor for work, and edit spreadsheets. It's functionality is perfect for me. On my desktop I use windows 7.
>>45283415 >subpoenaing people I've received 6 subpoenas from lawyers; you can throw them right in the trash. They are unenforceable against anything but corporations. Tell them to come back with a warrant and a cop.
>>45284368 >tfw format my surface pro two days before an assignment is due because I plugged in an external keyboard and I was in my dorm bed leaning on the keyboard while installing ubuntu on an external partition >the automatic option for ubuntu is to erase the entire disk and my ass was on the enter and arrow keys so it selected "yes" to everything >try to recover data for both days, day in and day out >newest backup was last week and I don't have time to make everything again, and my dropbox backup got fugged as well somehow >The day of >panic >panic >panic >load some software, can't remember the name into a liveboot disk >Recovering files >first one to actually find _anything_, and it's finding a shitload of stuff >runs for two hours, dumps content onto flash drive >open folder >A bunch of broken files with no extension, all named shit like 09123$231 >the only totally non-corrupted files are three thumbnails of porn that are like 100x100px >I had been keeping my prof updated on this and he actually assisted me in the recovery at one point >End up getting a 100 on the assignment because he had seen my project before it was due and he loved it
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