Tuesday, October 31, 2006

karma


without thinking i dragged the file over the trash icon.

"this file is too large to store in the trash folder, would you like to delete it all now?"

sure, why not.

then, as the icon flashed up to tell me that the folder had been permanently deleted i realised what i had done.

instead of deleting old talib kweli music files, i'd just deleted all of my movies files that were next to it.

gone.

forever.

that's karma...

6 comments:

Bart said...

But because you're a smart guy, you had backed them all up on CD/DVD anyway.

markoos... said...

bart. how long have you known me know? does that sound like something i would have the foreseight to do?

dig dug said...

yeah that's karma -what were you doin deleting kweli!!

Bart said...

Well it sounds as though your karma ran over your dogma.

markoos... said...

ha ha shuddup!

Sassan Sanei said...

See if you can find an "undelete" utility. I don't know of a specific one to recommend, but you can find one on the web. The files aren't really erased (they're not physically written over by zeros or anything), it's just that the indexes to the files have been deleted. So it's more like they've been made invisible, than actually erased. The space they once occupied on your disk is then marked as being available for new files, so they will eventually be overwritten, and the more time passes the greater the chance of that occurring, but if you act quickly you can undelete them -- or at least most of them -- before that happens. Good luck!