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[SOLVED] OneNote ate my notes

archonwarparchonwarp Registered User regular
edited September 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
I've been really digging Microsoft OneNote this semester, and I've used it for every class but physics (for obvious reasons). I had a pretty extensive section of notes going, especially in my World Civ. India class, that are suddenly non-existent. Over the weekend I set the My Documents folder on my computer to hidden/no view of hidden folders, as my laptop was being used by a lot of people and I didn't want my credit cards, bills, and personal info up for grabs. I tried to open up my notebook today, and there wasn't anything available. I had only default notebook options there, which I promptly deleted. I still couldn't get my old notebook back, so I made My Documents visible again, and I still have no notebooks. I'm about 99% sure that no one would delete my notebooks, as my laptop was just used for serious facebook/photobucket/youtube usage.

Anyone have any experience with OneNote and a situation like this? If it was deleted, is there a way to retrieve it?

*EDIT*
Today I booted up my machine to find that all of my OneNote notes were back in their correct spaces. Seriously, I didn't do anything and everything is now back. Thanks for trying to help me, I'll take the advice now and do a weekly backup on my notes.

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  • SzechuanosaurusSzechuanosaurus Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2008
    a) What are the obvious reasons not to use it for physics (they are not so obvious)?
    b) Why are you keeping CC details on your computer?

    c) Is it possible that the files are just still hidden for some reason? There should be a setting to view hidden files in the control panel somewhere (I forget where exactly and I'm on a mac just now).

    c is the only question that is actually relevant to your problem.

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  • archonwarparchonwarp Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    a) What are the obvious reasons not to use it for physics (they are not so obvious)?
    b) Why are you keeping CC details on your computer?

    c) Is it possible that the files are just still hidden for some reason? There should be a setting to view hidden files in the control panel somewhere (I forget where exactly and I'm on a mac just now).

    c is the only question that is actually relevant to your problem.

    A) Vectors, equations, symbols, etc. I also don't like to bust out my wacom in physics class, as it's a pretty cramped lecture hall.

    B) I keep receipts on my computer. When things say, "Print this page for your records" I typically print screen and save as. It's actually been useful on two occasions-- one for school saying that they didn't get my payment on time and trying to charge me $40, and a similar occasion for a bill payment. Confirmation numbers and session IDs ftw. I also save some of the logins for sites I don't regularly go to and things I don't regularly access in a pw protected file.

    C) No, I even turned on "show hidden files", did an advanced search, and couldn't locate anything.

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  • RookRook Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    If they're not where they're supposed to be, I'd stop doing stuff with your comp and have a look at an undelete program.

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  • vabunucvabunuc Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    not really going to help you now, but i recommend backing things like this up on a flash drive at the very least weekly. Always keep important files in more than one place.

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  • duallainduallain Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Check the recycle bin?

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  • archonwarparchonwarp Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    duallain wrote: »
    Check the recycle bin?

    It's empty
    vabunuc wrote: »
    not really going to help you now, but i recommend backing things like this up on a flash drive at the very least weekly. Always keep important files in more than one place.

    I normally would, but it's a password protected computer, and I don't do enough activity on it to warrant file backups. The things that I do need, such as reports and research, I do backup, but my notes are something that shouldn't be an issue. What sucks the most is that I lost all my faith in the program and never want to use it again, even though it did such a good job.

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