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Why did Text/Photos Disappear from my Instructable? | HOW TO FIX! Answered

If I had a dollar for every time I accidentally clicked on another place on the screen while working on an Instructable, resulting in loss of data... Even if you click the save button many times, if you suddenly quit, the editor won't remember what you did.

I've seen SO MANY comments saying that the editor didn't save what they wrote right before uploading, so I decided to share what I do to help stop this... Most members will see this forum topic only when it's too late, but at least they might remember this for future I'bles...

1. Open a "Preview" version of the Instructable in a new tab. If your computer crashes, you might be able to restore previous tabs, and your computer should remember what was written in the preview. Then you can copy and paste everything where it needs to be...
2. Send yourself an email of each step. Just copy and words of each step and paste them on one draft email...
3. Take screenshots. At least you'll be able to see what you wrote...


Hope this helps! Please leave ideas of what else you can do in the comments

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Yonatan24

2 years ago

I think it would be pretty ironic to post this as an Instructable...

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Yonatan24

2 years ago

...Why did this disappear a few days ago?

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Yonatan24

2 years ago

After showing how to do this, I forgot to do it for my new Instructable, and half of my Instructable has gotten deleted.

How ironic...