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    Hi all,

    I study at the Open University and my deadline is by midnight today and I am using the grace period.

    I have saved work time and time again and unfortunately there was an error message popping up stating the program crashed and options to retrieve my work. I'm doing everything I can and I cannot access my work.

    However, all the work I have done is lost and I cannot retrieve it..

    I don't think I can complete the work on time.

    I will contact my tutor however, I'm not sure if my tutor will accept this or provide me another day or two, however, I've got proof of my work going missing and my flu.

    What can I do?
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    Anyone please? I have been very sick and I have proof and my work has been lost all not my fault.
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    Can anyone give advice please? I would appreciate it.
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    Yes definitely explain to your tutor everything you have mentioned with the proof, I'm pretty sure they can give you an extension. What program where you using and is it a legit copy? What about your computer is it old or slow?

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    Use the computer minimally for a period of time. Download a file recovery tool and see if you can recover the file in question. You may find remnants of the file or the file itself (or an older version) that can be recovered. Puran File Recovery is a quick and simple program that may help.

    You mention that the program crashed, what exact application are you using and what was the error message? Have you checked the file recovery options in said program? Do you have any automatic backups turned on? What operating system are you using? You may find your OS automatically backed up the data at some point and it's sat somewhere and could be restored. Or you may find a cloud service has unknowingly backed it up. Check everything you can. Also if you have any tech support people that can help you get in contact with them. There's only so much advice that can be given over the internet and seeing the device in person immediately improves the chances of recovering something. Professional software will also tend to yield better results.

    Although it's a bit late now this is one reason why you always make backups of your data and it's also a good idea to use version control.

    If you find there's little chance of recovering the data you'd do best to not worry about it and crack on rewriting. Don't spend too much time searching for a solution if you'll be on a deadline to hand in the replacement.
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    I'm using a program called BlueJ, my operating system is windows 10. It's ok now, I've managed to redo the work again and very happy to know my tutor has given me the exetension.

    Thank you for helping guys!
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    (Original post by CompSci89)
    I'm using a program called BlueJ, my operating system is windows 10. It's ok now, I've managed to redo the work again and very happy to know my tutor has given me the exetension.

    Thank you for helping guys!
    Backup your data next time!!!

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    (Original post by CompSci89)
    Hi all,

    I study at the Open University and my deadline is by midnight today and I am using the grace period.

    I have saved work time and time again and unfortunately there was an error message popping up stating the program crashed and options to retrieve my work. I'm doing everything I can and I cannot access my work.

    However, all the work I have done is lost and I cannot retrieve it..

    I don't think I can complete the work on time.

    I will contact my tutor however, I'm not sure if my tutor will accept this or provide me another day or two, however, I've got proof of my work going missing and my flu.

    What can I do?
    Replace your hard drive and start again. Beyond that your fudged.
 
 
 
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