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Damn Virus 
15th-Nov-2011 12:53 pm
Emo - Sad
I nomally don't make personnal posts, but this is an exception in hopes that it could warn/help at least one of you. I even took a day off the job today, because I'm too depressed.

I won't be able to make icons (or banners for my communities) for a while. It's not that I don't want to, I just got a very evil computer virus. I only keep Windows and my programs on the C drive, so it's never a big deal when it just attack my C. That damn virus left my C alone, and totally erased my D and E hardrives where I kept everything! I lost years and years of pictures (family and fandoms related) icons, textures, music, e-books, fanfics, etc. I stupidly thought they were all safe there, and stopped making back-ups in 2007 :(

So if any of you are like me, think again. Recordable CDs and DVDs barely cost a thing (and I have a tons of both, damnit!) so you should really make back-ups, or you will most likely regret it. A lot. I'm gonna go die now, and I hope to be alive back in January.

Well, I'll still leave comments on your entries, but I'm just glad that almost all the Icontests Communities that I Maintain will be on hiatus for the Holidays. I'll be in "downloading mode" for a while...
Comments 
15th-Nov-2011 08:32 pm (UTC)
aww, honey D: Been there, done that!!
J'ai reçu un super disque dur externe pour ma fête. Il m'est vraiment indispensable maintenant... c'est fou comme on se sent faussement en sécurité jusqu'au jour où on perd tout. ;__;
Il n'y a vraiment aucune chance de retrouver tes photos quelques part?? :/ C'est vraiment poche tout ça! *HUGS* Entk, bon courage!!
15th-Nov-2011 08:49 pm (UTC)
Non vraiment aucune chance de rien retrouver :( Normallement, un virus est détecté, l'anti-virus peut l'effacer, le mettre en quarantaine ou tu es foutu, mais celui-ci était plus chiant. Mon anti-virus l'avait suposément effacé, donc tout semblait correct, mais quand j'ai ouvert mon ordi le lendemain, il n'y avait plus rien du tout dans D et E. Ils sont complètement vide comme si je n'y avait jamais rien enregistrer...

Quand ça t'est arrivé, est-ce que tu as re-télécharger la plupart de tes chose tranquillement ou tu as laissé tomber pour plusieurs trucs ? Moi je ne vais pas re-sauvegarder chaque photos promotionnelles des films de HP ou de mes autres fandoms comme TVD, ce serait beaucoup trop long. Re-télécharger des screencaps de films ou d'émission c'est moins décourageant et moins long.

Au moins je sais que tu comprends ce que je c'est de tout perdre. *hugs back*
15th-Nov-2011 08:56 pm (UTC)
Non, je n'ai rien vraiment re-téléchargé de ce que j'avais. Je suis vraiment reparti à neuf comme si j'étais new dans les fandoms. lol En même temps, je ne suis pas une «big icons maker». Ça me dérangerais plus ou moins de perdre des brushes&textures ou des tutorials. Et les pics ça peut toujours se retrouver sur le net. C'est vraiment chiant par contre... on feel «newbie», du genre "Oh, j'avais ça quelque part... ugh damn." Le feeling est poche. :( Mais on survit.

Ce qui est vraiment dommage dans tout ça c'est les pics personnels. Je me souviens j'ai perdu tout mon voyage en Holland. J'en ai pleurer pendant des jours! :( (Au moins mon amie m'a ré-envoyer les siennes!)
15th-Nov-2011 09:10 pm (UTC)
Moi je fais faisais des icons et des bannières toutes les semaines pour mes Icons Challenges Comms, donc c'est très chiant, et j'ai besoins de pleins d'images et de textures pour ça.

Je dois contacter toutes mes Co-Mod pour leur demander de me remplacer pour certaines choses, mais je remplaçais déjà deux d'entre elles parce qu'elles ne peuvent pas pour un moment. (une vient d'avoir un bébé) Je veut un TimeTurner maudit...
15th-Nov-2011 09:44 pm (UTC)
I totally understand, I am on my third computer since making icons and banners.

I loaded most stuff on my photobucket and put on my CD...reminds me that I better back up what I have made since getting this new tower.

It toally sucks - my daughters ipad froze on her and she lost a lot of pics on a puppy that we lost....I don't download anymore graphics because of it, mainly use the teasers or previews and crop them up.....and I stay away from certain websites.

it does get bett...but TOTALLY SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!
15th-Nov-2011 09:56 pm (UTC)
You lost the content of 3 computers ?! Wow, you seem even more unlucky than me for that kind of things. *hugs*

And I thought iPads were pretty safe, that sucks.

Damn technology, we cannot live without it, but it cannot be fully trusted :(

I really wanted to help you with the banners at Wizard Icontest, but as some kind of compensation I could take care of the Noms for Week 306 if you want.
16th-Nov-2011 06:16 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry to hear this. Virus: That sucks!!! *hugs*
16th-Nov-2011 06:27 pm (UTC)
Yeah :(

Thanks for the hugs. *hugs back*
19th-Nov-2011 11:56 pm (UTC)
Oooh, I'm so sorry for you :-(
Exactly the thing I ever feared most.
I'm so paranoid about losing my stuff I've collected in years, that I made backups not only on CD-s but even on a DVD for all of my fandom related things since 2002. My family pictures are saved also on CD-s. My computer had already broken down once however I've managed to save almost everything included my favourite links.
I could just agree with you on making backups is severely advisable.
20th-Nov-2011 03:03 am (UTC)
I wish I had been paranoid like you. lol

It's true that there's not only virus, peices in the computer could also broke, I did not even thought about that, because I always end up buying new stuff before anything breaks. I guess I will be "a bit paranoid" from now on.

Thank you for your comment.
23rd-Nov-2011 02:33 am (UTC)
Omg I didn't know that!! Crazyness!! I hope you'll survive girl! Ill start to doing backup!
4th-Dec-2011 01:47 am (UTC)
Damn, I never got the email notification for your comment.

And yeah, make tons of backups, or you'll probably regret it :(
3rd-Dec-2011 11:41 pm (UTC)
:(
This is literally my worst nightmare!

We're not LJ friends, but I just stumbled over here from dramionedrabbles :)
4th-Dec-2011 01:41 am (UTC)
Yeah :( I'm really pissed at myself that I stopped to make back-ups.
8th-Sep-2012 02:43 am (UTC)
goodness that's horrible. I'm making it my goal this weekend to do laundry, videos for class, and backing up my Pictures! thanks for the advice and I'm so sorry about yours.
8th-Sep-2012 03:26 am (UTC)
Yeah, I never saw that coming... Save your pictures!
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