I need moderator help I just deleted the most important file in my directory


#1

Would it be possible to recover a file I just deleted by mistake. The project is called youtube-downloader and the filed I deleted was called src/youtube.js. Please help me it’s the most important file. I could rewrite another file, but this file is the file that I rewrite other files based on.


#2

You should be able to use the Rewind button (the << arrows at the bottom of the file list) to go back to before you deleted the file.


#3

It doesn’t work. It says previewing rewind but no rewind for me. That’s Why I need the file recovered


#4

It looks like you’re hitting the disk limit on your project, which is preventing Rewind from working. You will likely need to remove several of the large files in your project.


#5

I deleted all the big files but still it just loading


#6

Now I can rewind, but it only reminds around 6 minutes back


#7

Always recommend backing up your files.


#8

I can’t back up a deleted file. . . .


#9

You should be able to use the Rewind button (the << arrows at the bottom of the file list) to go back to before you deleted the file. @King-Knight-Mare
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#10

I can’t tho. . . . . I tried it but it doesn’t let me go back that far


#11

Alright, I’m going to take a look to see if we have a backup available with your missing file.


#12

@King-Knight-Mare how long ago did you last have the file? I can’t see the files in a backup, but can see if we have a backup matching when you last knew you had the file in question.


#13

I deleted the file a minute or so before I asked this question. so it’s been just over 2 hours. Around 1:35PM EST


#14

Okay, here is a list of backups. Can you let me know which one you’d like me to restore?

 0: 2019-02-21T19:38:17.000Z [132.53MB]
 1: 2019-02-21T19:27:22.000Z [150.62MB]
 2: 2019-02-21T19:16:23.000Z [190.27MB]
 3: 2019-02-21T19:05:23.000Z [190.27MB]
 4: 2019-02-21T18:54:51.000Z [190.27MB]
 5: 2019-02-21T18:43:53.000Z [190.27MB]
 6: 2019-02-21T18:27:12.000Z [190.27MB]
 7: 2019-02-21T18:25:46.000Z [190.27MB]
 8: 2019-02-21T17:31:38.000Z [190.27MB]
 9: 2019-02-21T17:21:17.000Z [190.27MB]
10: 2019-02-21T17:07:59.000Z [190.27MB]
11: 2019-02-21T16:43:08.000Z [190.27MB]
12: 2019-02-21T16:37:42.000Z [190.27MB]
13: 2019-02-21T16:26:42.000Z [190.27MB]
14: 2019-02-21T16:05:49.000Z [190.27MB]
15: 2019-02-21T15:57:54.000Z [190.27MB]
16: 2019-02-21T15:47:31.000Z [190.27MB]
17: 2019-02-21T15:32:18.000Z [190.26MB]
18: 2019-02-21T15:21:17.000Z [190.26MB]
19: 2019-02-21T15:10:23.000Z [190.26MB]

#15

I can’t read those dates… I don’t understand how the time can say 19:37:17 if it’s till only 1601


#16

What time zone are you in?


#17

Eastern standard time. If those are in fact dates, I prolly want the oldest one which is 19, right?


#18

They are dates, and the oldest one (19) is about 10:10am Eastern Time.


#19

Oh. This time is measured in GMT. Ok. Yes I would like to go back to the backup that’s number 19. Thanks


#20

Okay, restoring that backup now.