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HDD dead, lost everything...able to recover project from .pak ?!

A few days ago my HDD decided to die overnight, and needless to say I didn't have a backup, because I'm smart like that... Good news is, I have an older version of the game that I installed on a laptop to test for performance. Now my question is..is there a way to recover my project back from the .pak file ?! I tried googling around and found a few topics where they mentioned that you might be able to...but how, no idea. I'd rather not throw away 2 months of hard work, so if there's any way to recover my project..

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asked Oct 03 '14 at 12:26 AM in Packaging & Deployment

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Resources is still better than nothing I guess, I'll still look around and see if there's another way..but not getting my hopes up, thanks tho.

@eXi Yeah, it won't even start sadly and I can hear a worrying noise inside when I shake it..I might be able to send it to a service or something, but I'm a student so I can't afford to recover the files, and even that is not a guarantee, so yeah..lesson learned.

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answered Oct 03 '14 at 09:02 AM

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Yeah that is sad. Maybe using a raidsystem in the future with some mirrored HDDs. It's not that expensive.

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Dropbox or MEGA mirror also a good place to store backups.

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Only resources. Not the code.

https://github.com/panzi/u4pak

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answered Oct 03 '14 at 01:25 AM

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Have you already tried to use recover the HDD? I mean, there are awesome tools around the net, that can recover nearly everything.

Or does the HDD not even start? Have you tried using it external?

I can't help you with the .pak file though :/

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answered Oct 03 '14 at 01:21 AM

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