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    Well....crap

    I just managed to delete a fairly important file from our server at work. It's a spreadsheet that tracked all the jobs we worked on for the year. And now it's gone. Only hope of getting it back is that our support person (who's out today) has a backup saved somewhere.

    Anyone want to empathize? What's the dumbest thing you've done at work?




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    Re: Well....crap

    any possibility of doing an undelete on it? if you just deleted it it might still be accessible on the hard drive?



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    got busted interviewing with a competitor.

    "Your Fired"



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    Re: Well....crap

    I accidently deleted my entire thesis the week before I was to turn it over to my professor and my most recent backup was almost a month old. Luckily I was able to recover it with shadow explorer and only lost that day's work.

    Lets just say for a couple hours "sick feeling" doesn't even describe how I felt.



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    Re: Well....crap

    Sent an email to the wrong person. Tell me someone else has done that.



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    Re: Well....crap

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    any possibility of doing an undelete on it? if you just deleted it it might still be accessible on the hard drive?
    I agree, I would explore all options!!

    One time (at home, not at work) I deleted a partition containing all of our photos, many which had not been backed up yet. Luckily it's not that difficult to recover a partition...I didn't tell my wife until after I fixed it



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    Re: Well....crap

    We all do dumb things. Don't feel too bad.



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    Re: Well....crap

    Quote Originally Posted by 4ISUnUI2 View Post
    I just managed to delete a fairly important file from our server at work. It's a spreadsheet that tracked all the jobs we worked on for the year. And now it's gone. Only hope of getting it back is that our support person (who's out today) has a backup saved somewhere.

    Anyone want to empathize? What's the dumbest thing you've done at work?

    Quick go unplug the servers before they get done deleting the file!!!



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    Re: Well....crap

    Was working on a high level project for my previous employer. It was a mail merge and the data source was a spreadsheet that had a couple of empty columns. I sorted the spreadsheet but the empty colums caused the information to get messed up and the mailings went out wrong. Ooops!



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    Re: Well....crap

    Quote Originally Posted by Billups06 View Post
    Sent an email to the wrong person. Tell me someone else has done that.
    Haha, I was once the intended recipient for an email that accidentally got sent to the owner of the company. A co-worker forwarded me an email I got left off of and jokingly added "Nobody loves you" in the email. The owner took it the right way fortunately and no one got canned. Still pretty funny though.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Billups06 View Post
    Sent an email to the wrong person. Tell me someone else has done that.
    One of my favorite situations like this ever was when I worked a Wells Fargo in a total entry level job and one of my buddies got an email from an executive that only said "You are the last of the mohicans!" Turns out there is another executive with the same last name as him. They exchanged emails and we had a good laugh about it.




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    Re: Well....crap

    Quote Originally Posted by 4ISUnUI2 View Post
    I just managed to delete a fairly important file from our server at work. It's a spreadsheet that tracked all the jobs we worked on for the year. And now it's gone. Only hope of getting it back is that our support person (who's out today) has a backup saved somewhere.

    Anyone want to empathize? What's the dumbest thing you've done at work?

    Time to sign up for a dropbox.com account. Free storage up to 2 GB, accessible from any compueter with an internet connection. Your files are backed up to their server in real time.



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    This is where shadow copy is your best friend.



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    Re: Well....crap

    wrecked the company truck once. That didn't go over well.



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    Re: Well....crap

    Quote Originally Posted by crash_zone View Post
    wrecked the company truck once. That didn't go over well.
    Ha! Been there, but it was my father-in-law's company. Friday night dinner at the in-laws was a little awkward.


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