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avatar CraftyFoxe
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Level 76 : Legendary Fox
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Always be grateful for what you have now because you may run into the unexpected. Accidents are sometimes irreversible and you have to live with the consequences. No matter who you are, you are bound to have some sort of accident waiting to happen one day. The only thing you can do is try to prevent it by not getting into that situation and prepare for when it does happen.

I have come across an accident or rather an expected situation which resulted in the disappearance of one of my Minecraft saves with my trains in them today. I lost 6 Work in progress trains that haven't been uploaded and couldn't be retrieved back through file recovery. I just opened up Minecraft and it just wasn't there. Things don't just disappear by themselves so it must have been an accident on my part. It shocked me and left me a bit disappointed. My regret is not uploading the World save to PMC, but I have come to terms with what has occurred. I'm glad I had at least had a photo of one of the trains I was going to upload which was an ICE 3, which I shall have to rebuild. I also do have a tiny bit of photographic memory on what it kinda of looked like.

My advice to the rest of you is to be really careful about your files and get some sort of backup system if you care about your work. Luckily I have schematics so I have not lost everything. Taking screenshots is also a good way of "backing up" since you can take those screenshots to help rebuild what you lost and they can be made at the press of a button. When accidents happen, you just have to deal with it, not acting angry, accept the situation and try to make it better.
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07/01/2016 9:33 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Crafter
LeeSpork
I always try to keep backups on my USB flash drive, though I really wish there was an auto-backup feature integrated into the game...
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05/30/2016 9:06 am
Level 33 : Artisan Fox
Foxtrot0806
AIM thats what it says.
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07/13/2016 12:04 am
Level 32 : Artisan Archer
_September_
We can see that.
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07/13/2016 9:34 am
Level 33 : Artisan Fox
Foxtrot0806
but why does it say it?
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07/13/2016 6:14 pm
Level 32 : Artisan Archer
_September_
It probably just turned out that way. ask CraftyFoxe.
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05/30/2016 7:44 am
Level 59 : Grandmaster Paladin
Rossky
"The only thing you can do is try to prevent it by not getting into that situation and prepare for when it does happen." Alright let me just look into my glass ball for a moment aaand...
If you want files to be save, go with 3 backups and keep them up to date as good as you possibly can. Daily backups before bed time are pretty easy to get used to and with proper organization it's not difficult or time consuming.
You keep one backup on the same storage drive that you play minecraft on. The one where the .minecraft folder is located. If something happens to your minecraft game files that corrupt the saves, copy from that backup.
Another backup should be located on a secondary drive in case of a hardware failure.
A third backup is physically not within your computer and - if you happen to do this as a job - not located in the same building either in case of fire, power surges or whatever. Online storages such a mediafire can provide such a service for free but remember the re-upload the files within 2 years if they're old and don't receive updates anymore as mediafire deletes them after that time.
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05/30/2016 11:15 am
Level 76 : Legendary Fox
CraftyFoxe
You go through a lot and thats understandable because you have so massive builds that you don't want to lose. Mediafire deletes them after 2 years? Are you sure?
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05/30/2016 6:37 pm
Level 59 : Grandmaster Paladin
Rossky
Yes. I've had to ask around for several weeks to get some of my maps back because they don't bother letting you know when your content gets deleted. I took down several projects from PMC because I didn't have the save anymore and couldn't find anyone that had the original to bring it back up.
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05/30/2016 6:18 am
Level 57 : Grandmaster Toast
EliteCthulhu
I'm sorry about your train, I like trains. Good thing I backup my computer every week... :P
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05/30/2016 11:11 am
Level 76 : Legendary Fox
CraftyFoxe
Yea I think backing up every week is a good idea.
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05/30/2016 5:51 am
Level 1 : New Miner
BurkeLocksmith
great one
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05/30/2016 3:50 am
Level 32 : Artisan Ranger
Callsign-YukiMizuki
Sorry about what happened.
I know how you feel, I've basically experienced this, twice at least. A couple years of hardwork and building and all these countless schematics, only to be lost because I didn't make a back up file when my HDD broke. Funny enough, I lost a bunch of schematics after for a second time, but somehow managed to save a couple via backup.

Number one rule of being a design student is to have back ups
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05/30/2016 11:11 am
Level 76 : Legendary Fox
CraftyFoxe
Yea back ups are important, infact that's why I upload a lot of schematics to PMC, but this time I didn't do everything..
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05/30/2016 3:13 am
Level 24 : Expert Pokemon
CammoFrog
I know that , thats the reason why I uploaded nothing in the last days and weeks I lost 7 Projekts 3 three of them were big Projekts :/.
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05/30/2016 11:11 am
Level 76 : Legendary Fox
CraftyFoxe
awe that sucks :/
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05/30/2016 3:05 am
Level 14 : Journeyman Archer
QUADEEEE
i back up my minecraft servers, because they disappear for no reason at all so every now and then, i save the servers which i do have.
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05/30/2016 2:05 am
Level 34 : Artisan Artist
zerkoh
i'm very sad for u D:
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05/30/2016 1:15 am
Level 52 : Grandmaster Sailor
tillwill
foxe i recommend to you what i do:

get a mediafire and google drive account. put all your schematics in one world and upload it to your mediafire and google drive so you never lose it.
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05/30/2016 1:01 am
Level 44 : Master Architect
po53iden
I was an accident, the condom broke D:, jkjk
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