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Postby DooMag » Wed Dec 22, 2021 1:50 am

My entire gzdoom directories have disappeared. They're just not there and I haven't deleted them. Has anyone else experienced this. I check my AV log so sign of of deletion from it either.
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Re: gzdoom deleted

Postby Kappes Buur » Wed Dec 22, 2021 3:30 am

If you had deleted the GZDoom folders, that usually would show in the Recycle Bin, from there you can restore folders/files. I would check that first.

As a second possibility you could check if they were accidentally moved to somewhere else. Do a search for the name of the missing folder.

If nothing shows up in either case, then reinstalling would be indicated. After all, nothing that specific disappears on a whim.
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Re: gzdoom deleted

Postby DooMag » Wed Dec 22, 2021 3:35 am

Kappes Buur wrote:If you had deleted the GZDoom folders, that usually would show in the Recycle Bin, from there you can restore folders/files. I would check that first.

As a second possibility you could check if they were accidentally moved to somewhere else. Do a search for the name of the missing folder.

If nothing shows up in either case, then reinstalling would be indicated. After all, nothing that specific disappears on a whim.


They're just gone, no bin not moved no nothing.
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Re: gzdoom deleted

Postby DooMag » Wed Dec 22, 2021 4:54 am

The only saving grace is that this is doom we're talking about and losing your save data isn't that big of a deal, but still.
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Re: gzdoom deleted

Postby Redneckerz » Wed Dec 22, 2021 5:00 am

DooMag wrote:My entire gzdoom directories have disappeared. They're just not there and I haven't deleted them. Has anyone else experienced this. I check my AV log so sign of of deletion from it either.

A few options to consider:
* Use a restore point
* If you have your recycle bin set that it should delete directly, then it will be a painful process
* Check subsequent folders above the GZDoom folder, and do a Windows Search from there.

I am pretty much 100% this isn't any of GZDoom's doing, but either a user error or a program error on the user's PC. No directories just disappear for no reason.
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Re: gzdoom deleted

Postby wildweasel » Wed Dec 22, 2021 10:23 am

Is your computer shared with anybody else?
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Re: gzdoom deleted

Postby DooMag » Wed Dec 22, 2021 9:27 pm

The only logical explanation is that I must have done it myself but I really can't think why I would do that. I lost all my progress. The good news is this is doom, so I should be able to simply idclev to where I was. Still this kind of freaked me out so I backed everything up and formatted my PC.
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Re: gzdoom deleted

Postby Redneckerz » Thu Dec 23, 2021 6:02 am

DooMag wrote:The only logical explanation is that I must have done it myself but I really can't think why I would do that. I lost all my progress. The good news is this is doom, so I should be able to simply idclev to where I was. Still this kind of freaked me out so I backed everything up and formatted my PC.

This sounds like you had a broken save file?
But you backed everything up... How, when all your directories disappeared?

Not that it matters, glad it got resolved (somehow).
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