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Content goes POOF during an edit! Then---> Answered

a couple sentences of the disappeared content appear in a whole NEW, unpublished Ible that I never created. 

I lost A LOT OF WORK and I want to cry out of frustration. ;_(

btw... I did "Save" changes a few times during the edit, but 90% of the content is still gone.




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Kiteman
Kiteman

7 years ago

I've passed this on, but I can't give you a time-line on the fix (it's Sunday, the office is empty).

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sunshiine
sunshiine

Reply 7 years ago

Another instructable problem! My pictures uploaded successfully but when I clicked on the view pictures nothing is there. I uploaded them 3 times and they did great but where are they???? Poor Bajablue!

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bajablue
bajablue

Reply 7 years ago

This happens to me, too, sunshiine. Check your Instructables' Library. I'll bet you find them there. All 3 of them! ;-)

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sunshiine
sunshiine

Reply 7 years ago

I did! They were not there! It said they loaded and then when I clicked to view it ,it said there were a problem. I tried a different method and now they are loading. Quirks happen to the best of us! LOL!
sunshiine

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bajablue
bajablue

Reply 7 years ago

All's well that ends well... k.n.o.c.k.o.n.w.o.o.d! ;-D

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sunshiine
sunshiine

Reply 7 years ago

You can say that again! :* )

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 7 years ago

Can you both keep adding details to this topic as they happen - it will make the dev team's job a lot easier.

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bajablue
bajablue

Reply 7 years ago

Kman... can I delete the unpublished doppleganger Ibles now? Or does the Dev. team need more time?

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 7 years ago

They're still working on it, I believe.

I'll get back to you when they're done, could be a day or two.

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bajablue
bajablue

Reply 7 years ago

ok... I'll wait for your go-ahead. Thanks!!!

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bajablue
bajablue

Reply 7 years ago

I just got bit (four times) by the picture-eating bug sunshiine was talking about.

Here's the error message I got:

Could not upload file 'P1030946.JPG'. Please try again as it may simply have been corrupted in transit.
Could not upload file 'P1030946.JPG'. Please try again as it may simply have been corrupted in transit.
Could not upload file 'magnet.JPG'. Please try again as it may simply have been corrupted in transit.
Could not upload file 'magnet.JPG'. Please try again as it may simply have been corrupted in transit.

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sunshiine
sunshiine

Reply 7 years ago

That is the same message I received. I forgot to mention I use Google Chrome. The way I got the program to work is I copied all my pictures to a new folder on my PC then I renamed them. After that it worked fine. I am planning on working on another instructable maybe tonight if I have time and I will post here if I have a problem. Sending you some good cheer!
Sunshiine

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bajablue
bajablue

Reply 7 years ago

QQQQQQQQQQ! ;-)

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sunshiine
sunshiine

Reply 7 years ago

They will figure it out I am sure!
Sunshiine

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canucksgirl
canucksgirl

Reply 7 years ago

I think her confusion (as is mine), is how copying your picture to a new folder on your computer and renaming them would make a difference (unless you had some strange characters in your file names?)

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sunshiine
sunshiine

Reply 7 years ago

Strange things happen here at instructables. It probably does not have anything to do with the instructables problem but the way I see it is details can pay off in some situations. I did have strange characters on one of my ibles recently, really!

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sunshiine
sunshiine

Reply 7 years ago

I posted 2 tonight and it is working fine. Is that what you are talking about? Hope this helps! If not please let me know. Thanks Mr. K.
sunshiine

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bajablue
bajablue

Reply 7 years ago

Thank you Kiteman. I just don't want this to happen to another Author. ;-(

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sunshiine
sunshiine

Reply 7 years ago

At least I did not pur a lot of time into my ible like you did. I just uploaded pictures.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 7 years ago

Does the project still exist in some form? Could you PM me the current URL, and I'll pass that on to the dev team as well.

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bajablue
bajablue

Reply 7 years ago

Last reply to you went POOF. EGAADS... Check your message box in 15 minutes or so. I need to get my drink on to cope with this! ;-D

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 7 years ago

On your behalf...

*sigh*

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mikeasaurus
mikeasaurus

7 years ago

When editing there is an option to view "history" of your project, a snapshot of each time you save. Was a version of your project saved in the history?

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bajablue
bajablue

Reply 7 years ago

Really, Mike?!?

I had no IDEA this option was available!  Where do I find it, and how do I use it?

Just learning this would make the entire gut-wrenching ordeal worthwhile!!!

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canucksgirl
canucksgirl

Reply 7 years ago

You'll find "History" under "More" (to the right of the main tabs). :-)

Sorry, I didn't think of this either.... :-|

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canucksgirl
canucksgirl

Reply 7 years ago

Oh ya... (oops), just click on history and it'll show you a list of the saved versions you had, just click on the "preview" buttons to see each of them and when you find one your happy with, you can click on the "revert to version#___" button and you are back in business.

Good call Mike... I forgot all about this.

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bajablue
bajablue

Reply 7 years ago

I just got (yet another) error message on an Ible-under-construction.

I tried this and it worked perfectly!!!!

Mike and CG.... I cannot thank you enough!!!!!!!!!!!

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bajablue
bajablue

Reply 7 years ago

This is truly sanity-saving information!!!!!

I've already rewritten the Ible, so all is well in my universe.

Thank you Mike and thank you CG... and Thank you KMan!!!

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canucksgirl
canucksgirl

7 years ago

Oh dear....

Can you post your OS and browser info (with versions) for the Development Team? They'll probably want links to the unpublished ibles, but I'd suggest sending them in a PM if you don't want them public right now. (So wait for a reply, I guess).

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bajablue
bajablue

Reply 7 years ago

Windows 7 and Google Chrome.

Error messages are not uncommon for me. I usually blame it on my ISP, but there's no way my ISP could be responsible for this one.

I was a literally few photos away from publishing. lol... it sucks to be me right now.

Thanks for commenting CG. I feel a little better already... and tomorrow IS another day. ;-)

You're the best.

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canucksgirl
canucksgirl

Reply 7 years ago

It could be worse, something could've crashed on your computer and the mouse could be missing...
:-)

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