Re: Lost my web files
- From: "John Ahern" <john@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2009 09:34:55 +1030
I actually did a 'clean and reinstall' of the hard drive and I did not
realise that all the files I had stored in desktop folders would vanish - I
transferred everything (or so I thought) onto an external drive and was
surprised to find my webs had vanished along with all my Outlook Express
since 2005 (when I had my last computer upgrade).
Luckily I have found an old (2005) version of my web with most of the pages
still intact (to some degree). Complacency is a bugger - and the older you
get the more you don't realise how time flies between backups!
In the meantime I'll stick with my 2000 version - I use the 2003 for other
work but I found the 2000 is better for web as I had BIG problems when I
tried to upload and use the 2003 some years ago.
Thanks again, John
"DavidF" <Nope@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
John, John, John...
I hate getting this question, but probably not as much as you hate the
fact that you did not backup your files. I am sorry.
I am also sorry, but the best you can do is download your web files to
your hard drive, and start rebuilding your pages. At least this will give
you the images, and the text. You could probably copy and paste a lot of
As of Publisher 2002 you could open a .htm file in Publisher, save as a
Pub doc and rebuild one page at a time, but unfortunately that does not
work in Pub 2000. While it is too late for you, others should take the
time to read the following article by David Bartosik before their hard
drive fails or they loose their Pub file in some other way. It describes
some good backup approaches and the way to reconstruct Pub files from web
files with Pub 2002+:
Common Sense Computing 101 aka "Why in the world would you lose your
Since David wrote that article there have been some other advances in
technology and the web that help in backing up. External USB drives and
USB sticks have come down a lot in price and are excellent for backing up.
I use the USB sticks to backup work in progress, and make full backups of
my data to external hard drives on a regular basis. I also use Acronis
True Image to backup my whole hard drive, copy it to an external drive,
and can install that image to a new hard drive in just an hour or so. And
finally, there are an increasing number of on-line sites that you can
store your files (including your own web host). I ran across
http://www.dropsend.com/ recently and like www.yousendit.com it allows you
to upload large files and send links to others, plus with dropsend they
give you 250 MB of online storage...all for free. Of course this won't
work too well if you don't have a high speed connection.
Anyway, once again I am sorry John, but hopefully others will learn to
backup from your experience.
"John Ahern" <john@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
I have been making my web pages with Publisher 2000 and I recently lost
my original 17 pages due to a hard-drive failure. My web site is still up
and running but is there anyway I can retrieve my pages for redesign and
changes or am I bound to start from scratch again?
Any help appreciated please. John
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