[OT] unhosing .rev and .livecode files

Jerry Jensen jerry at jhjensen.com
Sun Dec 4 04:28:22 CET 2016


Just one additional level of warning - if you keep Dropbox or Google Drive online, malware can get there too. Usually the baddies just trash your directory, but if they encrypt everything you have accessible online, Dropbox and Google Drive won’t help you. Offline backup is essential, offsite is even better.

> On Dec 3, 2016, at 6:46 PM, Kay C Lan <lan.kc.macmail at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Hi Richmond,
> 
> Glad to hear that you've been able to rescue most of your files. The
> Data Rescue programme I use is imaginatively called 'Data Rescue' by
> Prosoft. I don't think it would help in your case as I don't think the
> Mac version can recover non-Mac HDs. The reason I mention it is that
> it has a feature called 'FileIQ', so you drag a .livecode file onto
> FileIQ, it then learns the structure of an LC file, then you can Start
> Data Rescue to search all similar such files on a HD. I'm sure it
> wouldn't be the only Disk Rescue programme that supported such a
> feature.
> 
> Good luck.
> 
> PS. Every single LC stack I create, no matter how large, small,
> trivial or world changing, sits in a suitably named folder within a
> generic folder 'my stacks' which lives on my Google Drive. I have
> plenty of back-up options (as covered by Richard) as I just can't
> afford to loose a HD, but for reasons I can't explain, for LC Stacks I
> feel it necessary to have quadruple redundancy back-up. Some one on
> this List mentioned using Dropbox or Google Drive as a working
> location for their stacks, and since following that advise I've been
> most thankful. No fuss, no thought, works a treat.
> 
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