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Old March 17, 2018   #1
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My beautiful spreadsheet program with ALL my gardening data, research, planning, EVERYTHING is gone.

My husband ran recovery software and the data is gone.

I don't even have this year's grow list. I'll have to get it from my posts at TV.

I have a backup from November I'll have to rebuild from.

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Old March 17, 2018   #2
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That's AWFUL! What happened?
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Old March 17, 2018   #3
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My beautiful spreadsheet program with ALL my gardening data, research, planning, EVERYTHING is gone.

My husband ran recovery software and the data is gone.

I don't even have this year's grow list. I'll have to get it from my posts at TV.

I have a backup from November I'll have to rebuild from.

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Old March 17, 2018   #4
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Sorry, but as an afterthought (and yes things like this have happened to me before)..... Sometimes if a file contains hard to recover information or live data ... I will email it to myself every so often so there is always a trace of it off of my local hard drive. I use several different computers, so this also allows me to log into my email from anywhere and see the info.
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Old March 17, 2018   #5
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That is awful. I hope that your November data is more complete than you remember.
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Sorry to hear this! Maybe next week's snows will be a good time to just sit inside and think out your plans for this coming season!
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Old March 17, 2018   #7
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That's AWFUL! What happened?
Computer Vera* started acting up yesterday, freezing. My spreadsheet is always open.

Today she was freezing again, so I closed everything and re-started. A lot of updates happened, including Open Office, which includes my spreadsheet. I tried to call it up and OO said my spreadsheet was corrupted. No problem, right? Just use recovery software. No good. The spreadsheet, which should have had 3000 KB, had 600-some.

I've gone back to my November backup. It is more complete than I'd remembered. I've reconstructed my grow list and re-done some of the statistical calculations that were in there. I guess my work is cut out for me.

This WILL teach me to back up once a month or more.

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Old March 17, 2018   #8
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Sorry to see that Nan. Although I am not too keen on excessive technology, leaving critical data such as planting records on "the could", such as Google Drive or MS Onedrive is a good thing -along with simpler approaches such as mentioned. Best wishes so you remember or recover most of it.
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Yes, it's a painful lesson indeed. I've resorted to Google Docs because I was bitten before as well...

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I'm glad that you could reconstruct your files. Not only do I try to back mine up occasionally, I also email it to myself so that I can access it from any computer.
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I'm even outdated for computers ...I use MS Word 2003. I don't lose anything, but I forget what I call it.
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I'm even outdated for computers ...I use MS Word 2003. I don't lose anything, but I forget what I call it.
How about "Tomatoes" or "Garden"?
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Old March 17, 2018   #13
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This just sucks!! I had a similar issue when my laptop was stolen in Belgium- I had not backed up my files. Egads! Now, I have a little thumb drive plugged in and I save things pretty regularly. Sorry to hear this!
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Old March 18, 2018   #14
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Thanks for all the sympathy everyone.

Re-constructing this year's garden layout is proving to be difficult.

Now go back up your files!!!!!!!!!!

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How about "Tomatoes" or "Garden"?
no my Word Documents often are named by Tomatoville members' Tomatoville nicknames and sometimes by their real names. and...what was I saying?
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