The Unthinkable

I think I am missing two weeks of Sample screenshots. Included is Hunter’s taming of the unicorn and possibly his wedding, and some important stuff for Forest too. I’m not sure what might be in there for Sky.

I started keeping backups of just my saves rather than my entire The Sims 3 folder, and it appears that someplace in doing a clean folder to deal with lag, I managed to delete rather than keep the folder that had my screenshots in it. When I went to upload screenshots to the server today, I discovered an entirely fresh folder with a few hundred snaps in it. The last thing uploaded was September 24 and the first thing in the new folder is Oct 8. I’ve been playing like a crazy person. That’s a lot of time.

I am really really unhappy about this, but I think it’s real. I’ve even sorted through my recycle bin.

I guess it serves me right for trying to make backups that take less space. I’m going to go back to my old strategy of making copies of the entire Sims 3 folder.

6 thoughts on “The Unthinkable

  1. OH NO! That is terrible! Even if had only been one week, lost snapshots are the worst thing that could happen. And now you lost so many pictures… *hugs*
    I'm sure you can manage to put that into the story somehow, but it still sucks. Big time. (Sorry, not really cheering up, I know..)

  2. Hunter taming the unicorn, getting married, and leaving the house. Big developments for Forest. Abby meeting her donor mother (female father?) for the first time and growing into a child. The birth of the third Gen 6 child. ARRRGH.

    I'll have to post some text-only chapters, and I'll probably combine some incidents. I have pics from one more meeting between Hunter and the unicorn, and I think I'll just make that the incident that he tames it. (I WANTED to tame it then, but as I mentioned on another thread, it took me forever to figure out what I needed, and then his relationship to the unicorn got reset, and the whole thing dragged out.)

  3. Oh no! That is soooo tragic! I know from experience just how much it sucks to lose pics!

    I'm sure you'll make it work, though, especially since we're here for the story… and pretty pictures of Hunter and his unicorn will be enough.

  4. Eventhough this happened to you more than 2 years ago, I wanted to tell you how much sorry I am, Susan 🙁

    I usually back up my screenshots into folders in my legacy file located in the external hard drive. I can’t imagine what I would do if something like this happened to me. Well, actually I can.. Since I’m a crazy person, I guess I would probably replay everything to reshoot the missing pictures… I hope you didn’t though, simply for your sanity. Two weeks of hardcore simming are way too much time!

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