I Like Fixing Things... Sometimes.

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  • [ – ] theoldsparrow reply If it's electrical then the hard drive should have all your files still on it as long as the hard drive didn't get a surge. I think the quickest fix would be getting an adapter to make the internal hard drive into an external and just plugging it into another computer to get you files back. Here is a great video showing exactly how it's done: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dDSfee32PU
    • JessicaMartwin parent reply Nothing is on the HDD. All my files were on the actual laptop. I have a HDD adapter and there is definitely nothing on the drive. Oh well. It isn't the end of the world. Thanks for the suggestion though.
  • [ – ] Flying_Purple_Pizzas reply It's pretty cool you have the desire and ability to at least try to fix things! I don't know too many people who would have tried to fix the laptop or the truck. You mentioned that you couldn't find the files. Did you not save them when you had them open? If you did they should either be on the hard drive or in the cloud. I suppose you don't have a way to look at the hard drive right now since it's out of the laptop. In Windows the cloud storage is called OneDrive. What was the model of the laptop? Just curious. It does really suck that the laptop gave up the ghost. I rely on my computer for so much. The little tabby kitty is sooo cute! It's cool you included the animals in the vlog. Thanks for keeping us updated on events.
    • [ – ] JessicaMartwin parent reply Yeah, my laptop never saved anything directly onto the hard drive. If I wanted files on the HDD I would have to manually move the files. So, I just kept all my files on the actual laptop. Not the HDD. Whoops. Now I know that from now on I need to make sure it is all backed up. It's an Asus x200m I believe. I have an adapter so I checked the HDD and there is nothing on it. Oh well. I didn't have anything all that important on the laptop. I also relied on my computer so much. I'm glad Sarah lets me use hers. She's too nice to me. The kitty is Baxter :) He's so cute. I LOVE cats haha.
      • Flying_Purple_Pizzas parent reply Now I'm a little confused about the files. A laptop only has one place to store files, and that is the hard drive. Everything in the memory gets wiped every time the laptop is turned off. Unless you had a cloud service, which Asus offers called WebStorage or the Windows 8.1 default service called OneDrive. If your files weren't going to the hard drive then they were being defaulted to either OneDrive or WebStorage, which store your data on an internet server. There is no other way to store files on the laptop itself. My laptop with Windows 8.1 started out storing many of my documents on OneDrive, but I redirected them myself to the hard drive. This is probably what happened with yours. The OneDrive site is keyed to your Microsoft user information that you use to access your Windows account. It is meant to allow you to access your files from multiple sites, like a phone, tablet, laptop or desktop. You can go to the OneDrive site to get more information: https://onedrive.live.com/about/...moreen-us/ If you have a smartphone then you can install the app for OneDrive on that and you can access your files. If Sarah's laptop has Windows then it probably has OneDrive installed under her Microsoft account. (Open a folder and look on the left hand column at the file folder choices and you should see the words OneDrive). You would have to create your own Windows logon using your Windows user information on her laptop to access your OneDrive files on that. It's not too difficult to create your own logon in Windows. If Sarah's laptop is Windows 8.1, then you could follow the advice here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/13951/windows-create-user-account If she has Windows 10, the advice is here: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/insider/forum/insider_wintp-insider_security/can-we-create-multiple-user-accounts-in-windows-10/58b999e5-dbc8-4256-aa0d-2b9ba69f5cd8 One way or the other, if you are motivated it sounds like you can get your data back. Hope this helps. You can message me if you want assistance.
  • [ – ] BobbyOG reply Laptops can be a major pain to fix. A lot of small parts/wires that can be broke when pulling it all apart. I always seem to have screws left over when the laptop is put back together.
  • [ – ] JustABloke reply Totally hate Laptops but I have fixed a few with broken power sockets. The hardest part was getting the exact socket that matches the model. And hey you're normal, you think I should know better, but I never back up anything. Except passwords, actually that's a good idea for a video hehe.
    • JessicaMartwin parent reply Haha, I kept getting a warning to back it up long before it broke. Things like that make me laugh. I could have prevented the file loss but I was too lazy haha. Oh well. I'll definitely have to remember to back things up from now on.
  • [ – ] basic_goku reply Hurt myself
    • nodetact parent reply Sorry about that, man! But yeah, it's actually not that hard to do what she did and remove the drive from the frame, even though laptop configurations vary constantly and thus the parts and screws. Unless... This is just some irrelevantly random "emo" aimed comment in which case I can only hope you the best and your safety. I'm not trying to be that thoughtful just because you're one of my earliest followers on this video hosting platform, or even because you have a hard time dealing with some of the hate you appear to be getting from trying to have an identity (I had a friend in highschool that was going through some of the similar things you are, with having interests in "shallow" content, difficulties staying out of trouble, etc.) and therefore accept even the legitimately bad things that make you feel good about yourself... Honestly, I don't even know MYSELF all that well! Identity crisis hits me harder than a firecracker into the temples of my skull, and it's people like me with s...moreuch amazing personalities and abilities to love! So you're not alone, not in the slightest. If you need someone, you don't have to do it in public, and so feel free to hit me up via the messaging client on Vidme or over the email icon listed in my channel. But in the meantime, a word of advice: Context is everything. If you want people to value you and what you care about (and this is a hard truth), there is an effort only you can perform to give them the key towards the rest of the way. You don't have to be an eloquent writer such as myself to prove it, but at least ask yourself if someone with a different perspective than your own can still be on the same page as your own thoughts are, especially with admitting to be vague comments as your own. Sorry if I misunderstood you, but that is the point I'm trying to make here. I hope I'm not the only user who will reflect the true values of this place when it comes down to "unhinged" interactions, because as selfish as I sound suggesting that, I still hope I'm wrong. Stay strong.
  • [ – ] ProjectMayhem reply Man the only reason Why you trued to fix stuff is because you came to the conclusion that you'll never have a man in your life to do it for you. #Keep it real
    • JessicaMartwin parent reply Um, ok. I have a man in my life but I like to do things on my own. I am an independent person and I don;t like having to rely on other people.
  • [ – ] jrswab reply I like taking things apart XD
  • AxxL_Afriku reply then please fix my face
  • WonderfulDraws reply I was good with Lego once. Does it count?
  • ASideofFem reply I have an iMac with a messed up motherboard. I wish I could fix it myself... cause apple wants to much money. I feel your pain.
  • subtac reply For me it's all about saving the money. Lol!
  • subtac reply For me it's all about saving the money. Lol!
  • GunDoctorTV reply Sounds like you have a nack for tinkering. As a third generation gunsmith and all around handyman. I know this is something most people don't have the natural aptitude for. Keep learning and keep tinkering!
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