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Well, the good news is that my documents all seem to be there. Of course, there was only one document that would have been an irreparable loss.

My bookmarks are still there in both Firefox and Chrome. My address book and calendar are intact.

But all of my archived email, two decades worth of photos, links, feedback, and correspondence, is gone. All of my iTunes files are likewise gone. Several programs have also vanished into the ether, and my preferences are intact some places and utterly gone in others.

The loss of the email archives is pretty devastating. I start crying when I think about it. Every single bit of fic feedback I got on LJ or via email is completely gone. Every discussion I had with anyone about story directions/progress is likewise gone. Every poem Scott wrote for me. Every photo of Cordelia that other people forwarded to me.

The iTunes files are only heartbreaking. I can restore some portion of what's gone, but some of the CDs are no longer playable because of having been exposed to young Cordelia. Some of the music was filk not available on CD. The library audiobooks I had in progress are gone, and some of those are no longer available from the library (plus, I tracked where I was in a book by deleting the already read tracks. I've now lost my place in twenty different books).

The version of Mail I have now no longer allows me to do any sort of offline archiving. This frustrates me vastly because I loathe having my mail on Google's servers any longer than it takes me to read it and either archive it or delete it. This version of Mail also insists on threading messages, something else that I loathe (it makes replying to specific messages nearly impossible). Are there other email programs available for use on a Mac?

Scott can't figure out why that other stuff didn't come over with the backup. My suspicion is that it's a space issue. Both the iTunes stuff and the email would have been huge. Scott didn't bother to clean his crap off of the new-to-me hard drive before trying to load my stuff. I'm making an effort to delete everything I can.

Date: 2017-05-29 10:20 pm (UTC)
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Date: 2017-05-29 10:28 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lunabee34
I'm so sorry.


Date: 2017-05-29 11:21 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lemon_badgeress
I'm so sorry. That's horrific.

Date: 2017-05-29 11:53 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kyrielle
I am so sorry. :(

Date: 2017-05-30 12:00 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lily_everhart
I'm sorry to hear this happened. I've had something similar happen a few years back so I understand this pain to some extent.

Date: 2017-05-30 12:16 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cereta
Gah, so sorry :(.

Date: 2017-05-30 03:21 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] conuly
How awful!

Date: 2017-05-30 04:20 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rosefox
That's horrible! I'm so sorry. I've gone through a similar loss and it's absolutely devastating.

Thunderbird is a decent free email client with a long and honorable history.

Date: 2017-05-30 05:28 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] syderia
That sucks.

Date: 2017-05-30 06:34 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dancingdragon3
I am so sorry this happened. I understand you being devastated. HUGS

My harddrive crashed a few years ago. I lost so much it was depressing for a long while.

Let me know if I can do anything. Unfortunately, the only thing in my email will be what you posted to and the responses from myth fan and terror. And the two fics I've looked at.

Good luck with everything you've got going on.

Date: 2017-05-31 02:09 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] evalerie
Big big hugs!!!!! :(

Date: 2017-05-31 04:33 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] hopeofdawn
How much would it cost to have a recovery service try to get back the email archives? I might be able to help, or at least start a ficathon or something for donations ....

Date: 2017-05-31 07:27 am (UTC)
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