Worked out grin emoticon I love when that happened. I _hate_ losing information, either forgetting, data loss, whatever. Unfortunately as a kid, I *believed* somebody who said, “information can never be lost or destroyed”. Well, for practical purposes, _it can_.. and yet, I still stubbornly persist in trying to prove that I can recover *anything*. I want it to be true so I try to make it as true as I can.
It’s people like us that are saving the world… or at least our worlds. Archeologists of the future need ppl like us to reconstruct this era ’cause so much of it will get data wiped when corporations take over other corporations.
Sorry about the hard drive though man. I have one that froze on me. I depended on that thing. I still have it. At one time, I had EVERYTHING saved to a work Microsoft Outlook .pst file. That was my solution circa 2001. I figured it was easier than a website, had time/date stamping and attachments.
2+ gigs. Transferred it through a few computers but on one of them, the hd started dying. I took it out and it sat for a few years.
One day, without any more compatible computers to plug it into, I tried one of those USB hd enclosure things.
It worked to recover two older hard drives that I could move to a more modern 2TB external, but that one? Nope. Just Bzzt click click click click click *nothing*.