recovering a text file?

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  1. D1G1T4L

    D1G1T4L Active Member

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    I had a lot of data in a text file and for some reason somehow it got all erased... i dont know what happened it just crashed (i was using editPlus) so it's just an empty file now...... is there a way to recover all that information i had in it?
     
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    Nope. Better start using that Save feature.
     
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    D1G1T4L Active Member

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    the thing is i saved but i had 0kb free space on my c: and it crashed and erased everything in the file
     
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    So in other words.. You didn't save..
     
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    :ugh:
     
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    Your text was in ram. When you hit save, it couldn't write that text to the file on the disk because you had no space left. Then the program crashed and the memory was released to the system so that it could be used again. Maybe you could have done a ram dump immediately and then sifted through the trash to find your text, but by now it's too late. Some other piece of software has probably overwritten the memory location which stored that text.

    Keep a better watch on your hard drive space.
     
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    Jesus. Your drive was COMPLETELY full? Clean that shit up, dude.
     
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    how would you do ram dump and look through the information?
     
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    RAM clears on power off. It's gone. There's zero hope.

    A new HDD is not expensive at all, nor is the install tough to complete.
     
  11. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    You would need two things:

    1. A program that remembers where each program used to be in your RAM, so you can go back there and get the data. Windows doesn't remember what piece of RAM it gave to each program once the program closes.

    2. A program (perhaps the same as in #1) that can request the RAM from Windows, then read its contents without erasing it first.

    I'm sure these things exist, but I don't know of any.
     
  12. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    i have completely filled up a system hard drive before, about 8 years ago. it was only 4gb though. it kept telling me to delete files and empty the trash to make room. i still have the hard drive and it still amazingly works, it's loud!

    as for the text file...sorry, it's gone...unless you were using msword and it autosaved
     

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