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Previous Account Downloaded on new computer

My computer crashed that contained all my previous books (Some still in works). Is it possible to download my previous set up on the new computer, or is all my previous work and work in progress lost?

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Posted by
FiestaJones
Dec 8, 2009 9:26pm PDT
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FiestaJones
 

Hey

Your book files, custom layouts, assets (images), etc. are not uploaded. So you might be SOL.

Do you still have the old computer? There are two ways to get the data off the old hard drive.

The first involves removing the hard drive and placing it in the freezer in a ziplock or plastic bag for a couple hours. if that works, quickly transfer your booksmart folder over to a usb key. if you don’t know how to do this yourself, bring it to big box store that repairs PCs.

The other involves sending the drive to data recovery specialists, that would cost a bundle.

I’m assuming it’s the HDD that crashed. Anything else, powersupply, can easily be repaired and you can fire her up again.

Posted by
D2O
Dec 9, 2009 10:04am PDT
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D2O
 

and I’m sorry if this sounds like preaching, but go out and buy an external hard disk drive that connects to a USB port, or a DVD burner, or even a large USB key – all inexpensive solutions that ensure your data is backedup and protected from a crash, theft, or a virus.

let us know what happens…good luck.

Posted by
D2O
Dec 9, 2009 10:07am PDT
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D2O