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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


      The second pass is done. I have no idea how to compare the files from the two passes to see how many files are duplicates. The OS is non-functional. I might be able to use my Mac but that’s a pain. Anyway I have lots of files to check, so hopefully the stuff I care about is there.

    3. Schtearn


      You can always try WinMerge for the diff- it will do binary as well- not sure about the file size limits though.

    4. AndalayBay


      Yeah I use Winmerge all the time. The problem is that all the executables are on the dead drive, so nothing like that will run. I might be able to use my husband’s machine. The recovered files are on the network, so I might be able to run Winmerge on his machine.