Why do I never remember: never do work on a computer without backups! Yesterday I failed to seat the data cable completely into an added hard drive; the customer turned on the computer, and we both failed to notice Windows start "repairing" the other drive, the one whose data signals were being scrambled by the partly-seated connector on the new drive. The disk was hosed, with 200 gigs of important files. After dithering a while, I convinced him to let scandisk run again, after properly seating the other drive. It fucking worked! Maybe something was lost, but most of the files came back intact. Luckily the drive was formatted NTFS. Never would have had a chance with FAT32.

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