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After more than four months, a box of various equipment I requistioned finally arrived today. Included in this box was a 250 GB external firewire drive. I installed it at our video workstation, right on top of the 120 GB firewire drive which is currently chock-full of digital video files.

First order of business: Format the new drive into native Mac format. So I opened the Disk Utility, selected the drive, and formatted it.

Only I selected the wrong drive. Accidentally formatted the old drive, the one with all the video files.


So now I’m trying to restore the data with a program called MovieSalvage. I think it’ll probably work, and we’ll get most everything back, but damn — I feel like an idiot.

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  1. B,
    ANYTIME you need to do any computer stuff or install computer thingys give me a call man! There’s really no need for you to make such mistakes with me around.

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