Wednesday, 9 September 2015

I am such an idiot...





Okay, not *exactly* the same situation, but I cannot believe what I have done... 

Last week, I got ADSL installed at my home (finally!!). After 8 years of living off mobile 3G internet, this was a great luxury. I installed my wifi-modem-router-thingo with ease and was so excited to finally undust my laptop and refresh the antivirus software.

I then decided to upload all 6000 picture files from my laptop to Flickr.

Guess what happened next.

I decided to do a massive clean up of my Flickr account, and I DELETED HEAPS OF MY SEWING PHOTOS - THE PHOTOS EMBEDDED ON THIS SEWING BLOG. 

Today I got an email from 'Emma' who was referring to my blog for advice on 'Anna dress' and she kindly emailed to let know that lots of my photos weren't working.

I am so upset!!! Years of photos have been deleted from my sewing blog and I cannot recover them, because after the upload to Flickr was completed, I double-deleted the photos off my laptop.

FK. MY. LIFE.

If anyone knows how to recover double-deleted files from a laptop or recover deleted photos from Flickr, let me know.... but I am not very hopeful at this stage :(

EDIT: I was able to save my photos from archive.org/web/ and reuploaded them to the blog. 
Lucky I was only using the 'embed from Flickr' method from late 2013, otherwise there would be so much more collateral damage! Only one post couldn't be recovered. Not bad for a blog that has over 150 entrees. Thank you everyone for helping out! xoxoxox


12 comments:

  1. Try http://archive.org/web/, maybe you can save some of your pictures from earlier versions of your website. But it will be all manually saving, so a lot of work, but better than nothing, I guess.

    I tested it for one post, that was missing pictures and it seems to show them:

    http://web.archive.org/web/20150526050722/http://www.sewmelove.com/2014/10/finished-project-another-georgia-maxi.html

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    1. Maybe you can try it directly for your flickr page too, but I couldn't test it there, because I don't know the adress.

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    2. You are AMAZING. I will be be busy this weekend looking into this. Thank you, SO MUCH!! xx

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    3. Regarding my Flickr album for blog photos, I think the album was on private setting... but I'll try it out on the archive site anyway....

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  2. I can't remember the name but if you google, there are programmes that can recover deleted files. I had to do it once as I deleted a folder of photographs. For instance try "how do I recover deleted files" or 2how to recover deleted files" could be a good search prompt. Good luck.

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    1. Thanks Tina!! I will check this out over the weekend. x

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  3. Ahh that's so annoying. Your pics for the Anna adjustment are on Pinterest, so you might have some others on there too? You could screen shot them? Not great but better than nothing....

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    1. I didn't upload too many blog photos on to Pinterest, but hopefully ppl have pinned some? Even if I could just recover the photos for the useful posts like tutorials etc... x

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  4. Oh that sucks :( If you have pictures on Pinterest, like Zoë suggested, you can right-click on the pin, select 'view image' and save from there. I also did a quick google search and found these two well-explained:
    http://geekgirls.com/2010/02/recovering-deleted-files/

    http://fasttechbuzz.com/recover-shift-permanently-deleted-files-windows-8-1/

    Also, if you made recovery points on your laptop, you can make your system go back to a previous date, and they will likely be back then. I hope some way works for you!

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    1. Thanks for sharing these pages, I will look into them, and hopefully I can restore all the pics. So devastated :(

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