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      Orphan Attachments   07/31/2018

      I have been doing some housekeeping lately and I've noticed that I had a lot of orphaned attachments. Attachments get orphaned when the PM or post is deleted without removing the attachment first. Deleting a PM or post does not delete the attachment and the file or image remain on the server. I'd like to ask all members to go through their attachments and delete any attachments you don't need anymore or those that have been orphaned. Where can I get a list of my attachments? Click on your display name in the upper right corner of the forums and pick "My Attachments" from the drop-down list. How can I tell an attachment is orphaned? If the PM has been deleted, you'll see a message like this in your attachment list: Unfortunately there is no message if the post has been deleted, so please check your old posts. We do purge old birthday threads every once in a while. Also some hosted projects have been shut down, so you may have orphaned attachments on one of those locations. Thanks!


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  1. My PC is dead. The hard drive has been corrupted and I can’t recover it. I don’t have any backups because our NAS ran out of space. One of the drives on the NAS has also failed.

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    2. AndalayBay


      So it’s been running for just over 100 hours now and it’s recovered 314.65 GB, so it looks like it will take about 300 hrs altogether. I just hope my PC stays up that long. I probably should have just grabbed a few directories. Oh well, I’ll keep my fingers crossed.

    3. Schtearn


      Did you slot the old disk into a new machine- or attach a portable drive onto the old machine? It sounds like the latter. It also sounds as if the MFT was clobbered, hence no choice offered on what directories/files can be restored. Bummer.

    4. AndalayBay


      I’m using our second NAS, so yeah, that’s part of the reason it’s so slow. The disk had a bunch of bad sectors and after a couple of failed chkdsk attempts, it became RAW. The software I’ve got is recovering the files from the RAW drive.