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Lost an important file...


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#1 Omega Knight

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 02:25 AM

Hello everyone,

 

I'm currently attending school for game design, and while working on a level for a student's game, managed to lose the level. I cannot find it anywhere on my pc. I'm not sure why it vanished, but it's gone. Does anyone have any good tips/tricks/programs to help me recover an accidentally deleted Unity level?



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Posted 16 November 2017 - 04:10 AM

If it was Deleted ? you can try Recuva and search the Recycle Bin or check the whole drive , you can select File / Pics / Videos / separately.

Download the Free Version   https://www.piriform.com/recuva/download



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Posted 16 November 2017 - 10:12 AM

While attempting to upload the file to the website my team is using, the file vanished from my computer... I'm not sure how or why, but it did. It's not in the recycling bin, or anywhere else I can think of.



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Posted 16 November 2017 - 11:30 AM

Have you searched for it?

 

Is it possible that you used drag and drop and moved it to an adjacent folder? 



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Posted 25 November 2017 - 08:17 AM

A full scan of the computer, specifically searching for the file extension, came up dry... I am afraid that it has not only been removed from the master file table, but the memory location on the Hard drive has been overwritten too.



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Posted 25 November 2017 - 10:03 AM

Well, if you've used a recovery tool such as recuva or PhotoRec (part of TestDisk) to scan the free space and can't come up with it then it's gone.

 

Once something's overwritten it's overwritten.


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Posted 25 November 2017 - 10:34 PM

That has been my conclusion. Thank you to everyone who tried to help me recover this file.



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Posted 25 November 2017 - 10:48 PM

Since this happens to be in the Windows 10 forum, and not to rub salt in an open wound, but now's the time to go out, get yourself an external backup drive, and use the built-in File History backup feature for user data files.  At the same time it's also a good idea to pick a third-party system image backup product and to take a full system image on somewhat regular intervals, too.


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