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Oh, no... Please help. Installation problem.

Nov 26, 2013, 02:08 (This post was last modified: Nov 26, 2013 02:09 by Bir.)
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Oh, no... Please help. Installation problem.
Hey, everyone.

I was working on an image about an hour ago, when Gimp was having some problems that seemingly couldn't be fixed by restarting the computer/unplugging and replugging in my tablet/etc. I decided that maybe I should finally upgrade Gimp since I was still using 2.6, so I went ahead and got the newest version.

Apparently it automatically deleted the last version of Gimp I had and now the image I was working on doesn't seem to exist.

How can I fix this, if possible? I really really don't want to start over! The last time I upgraded Gimp to 2.6 it was the same situation - working on an image and got the newer version in the middle of working on it. Though that time my image didn't get deleted.

Thanks,

Jen
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Nov 26, 2013, 02:29
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How can I go about finding it? I don't know much about file recovery. : /
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Nov 26, 2013, 02:42
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Do a search on your machine for what you remember of the file name. Or search for an image file you know the name of, and that you worked on in GIMP, as this is likely to be somewhere near the one you think is lost. Both Mac and PC have search facilities you can use to search for file names, file contents, creation dates, that sort of thing.

On the Mac, the search is at the top of the window showing your disk drive. In Windows it's on the side, below the other info for the folder.
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Nov 26, 2013, 02:46
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Well, I know exactly what the name of all of my recent files were. When I press the Windows Start button and type in any of those file names, absolutely nothing is found. Perhaps there is a different place I should be searching?
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Nov 26, 2013, 02:48
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I tried one other thing - After I finish an image in Gimp, it usually automatically saves it as a .exe

When I am finished, I always save it as a PNG in a different folder. When I clicked on that one and pressed "Restore previous versions," a little window tells me that "There are no previous versions available."
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Nov 26, 2013, 05:00
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(Nov 26, 2013 02:48)Bir Wrote:  I tried one other thing - After I finish an image in Gimp, it usually automatically saves it as a .exe

When I am finished, I always save it as a PNG in a different folder. When I clicked on that one and pressed "Restore previous versions," a little window tells me that "There are no previous versions available."

If you didn't specify a folder to save your last file you were working on, gimp usually defaults to its "bin" folder when no folder was directed to save in(in my experience with just saving). You can try checking there.

Or in "Pictures" or "Documents" if you have win7 or win8 you can use the search box on the top right of windows explorer to look for your photo/s in Documents or "Libraries"

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Nov 26, 2013, 20:40
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Which version of Windows are you using? In XP, you can open "My Computer" from the start menu, and then choose which disk to look at. When you open the disk drive, you should have some search tools on the left side of the window, and that will search the whole disk. In Windows 7, there's a search entry field at the top right of the window.

This is why I always set up a folder for my projects before starting anything. I've spent too much time trying to find stuff the computer oh-so-helpfully put away.. someplace.
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