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Why Am I so unlucky?

The first time I ever bought a modern cellphone was back in 2014 (you know, the one you regularly see ever since touch screens arrive? Yeah, that.) I know it was normal already to have touch screens that year but for me having a smartphone in my hand was amazing!

I took pictures, go to the internet using my phone, took pictures, lots of pictures and then it was time to upgrade the software. When it was done, all the photos were gone.

AND I HAVE NO BACK-UP!

I was in despair, to say the least.

We did everything to recover the files, went back to the store, get the phone check but there was no way to get it back. Back then no one told me about recovery apps, if I did I would have tried it.

This month, I decided to start writing a dystopian novel I titled Perfectly Imperfect. I got the idea three years back and started making notes using S Memo in my smartphone. Today, after writing the first chapter, I decided to open my phone and check the notes but the bomb went boom inside my head. The program said that I have no single notes saved.

I did not panic right away. I download the recovery program, install it and scan my phone, but the program couldn’t read it. I could go on but there’s a chance that problematic stuff will happen to my phone, so I back off.

I spend many hours trying to find another way to recover my files. Not only for Perfectly Imperfect notes but also because of other important notes for other stories. I’ve written practically the whole outline (start to finish) of three books in there. Minimum!

Am I going crazy right now? No, no, no… I’m beyond that.

I have so much emotion swirling around inside me right now I don’t what I’m feeling.

So please excuse me, if I won’t be around much the next few days. I need to find my restart buttons.

36 Comments

  • Joseph

    Content Creator problems, geeze. Am glad you let go and I have a feeling, you are going to come up with a better and more interesting storyline. Go get them 👊

  • Winnie

    Oh, my! I’m sorry to hear about this unfortunate incident. That’s where I love my IOS. It saves automatically on my ICloud. I think Samsung has their version of Cloud too. I stop writing on my Samsung because I can not upgrade it anymore but I used Samsung Kies when I was back up my files.

    • Jessica

      Yes, Samsung has icloud too but I deactivated it from my phone. Stupid me. On the other side, I can’t cry over it because the email I used stopped working so it probably won’t matter. I’m getting over it now. I have too

  • stevescountry

    HI Jessica, I know how you feel, it happened to me but with my computer and I lost everything. I even got an expert to look at it and he couldn’t retrieve my info. Lost some important stuff and I learned the value of a backup which I didn’t have. I would suggest 2 different external backup sources such as the cloud and an external harddrive or 2 external hardrives. That way there is little chance of losing everything. And if it’s very important, store the external harddrive in a fireproof box/safe. Hope you can eventually retrieve your info.

    • Jessica

      I’m giving up on the notes now. I’ve done everything. Yes, the most stupid the whole thing is I did not make the backup. But compared to you I seem to have it better. Sorry to hear about that 🙁

  • jholitonjua

    sorry to hear about this, friend 🙁 Nangyari rin sa akin, sa tablet naman. Nasira ang WiFi ng tablet ko, so ni-reset ang factory settings, nalimutan ko yung notes ko 🙁

  • Huguette

    Oh damn! This is so frustrating I can imagine😕 It is weird! So rare that all information disappear, S memo means Samsung so have you tried from your samsung account?
    Hope you will recover your information 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

      • Jessica

        I’m not sure Samsung can, but I regret deactivating it so much. Yes, I have an account but I deactivated it from my phone. On the otherside, I can’t cry over it too because the email I used stopped working so it probably won’t matter. I’ve been asking around the whole day. No luck. But I’m alright, I’m a fast healer. I’m getting over it already only 3 complete book outlines and more notes 😭
        No, seriously, I’m better. I have to get over it sooner or later. I chose sooner.

      • Huguette

        It’s okay, we learn, I personally don’t trust technology, still prefer old school sometimes: pen and papers or a word file saved in many places
        Glad you’re better but still I hope you will retrieve your work 🙏🏻

      • Jessica

        Totally agree with you, Huguette. Nothing is better than written words on paper. 😀
        I’m not losing all hope yet myself, I just don’t want to expect a lot.

    • Jessica

      I still my cellphone Flor, but the files are gone. Deleted without me doing it. Ugh, why did I not make back-up! SO stupid of me 🙁

      • Flor

        aww.. that’s frustrating.. Bugs is frustrating.. 🙁
        do you have the SD card?
        maybe an expert can still retrieved that.
        I believed. 😇

      • Jessica

        The files were not save in the sd card so there’s nothing to get from it. I already did everything I can, but no worries Flor, everything is alright now. If I can retrieve it great. If I can’t I’ll manage. I will not let it ruin my mood. 🙂

    • Jessica

      Thanks. Yeah, I hope I can get them back, but I’m losing hope. I did save them but I have no back-ups so when it disappears (deleted without my knowledge) I have nothing left.

    • Jessica

      Thanks Lynyo. I wish it was that simple. But I’m having a hell because I don’t have any kind of back-up 🙁

      • Jessica

        Oh yes, that’s the first thing I did. Plus the program I downloaded was in the pc and I had to debug it so that deleted files can be read. But I’m over it now. I’ve done everything I can, so I’m moving on.

      • Jessica

        Thanks Lynyo <3 I'm tired of beating myself but yeah, it was really dumb that I did not take precaution and back up my notes :(

      • Jessica

        Aw thanks Luke! I know I can always depend on you for compliments. Haha 😀
        Seriously cariño put the whiskey down, your Milky is going to be jealous if you mistake her for me. 😂
        And thank you for finding ways to cheers me up 😊

      • lynyo

        Jajaajaja don’t worry Milky, that’s why I only procure unique people, such as your self, so I don’t make that mistake!
        However, you are absolutely right on the whiskey!!
        Of course querida, so you can keep smiling! 😉🤫

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