locked Re: Old Logs
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Just a silly question, do you still have the entire all.txt file?
If you do you can recover all your contact from that fil. you ill need to have a program written for you that creates adif records from that file. Let me know if you need/want help
From: neil_zampella <neilz@...>
To: WSJTX <WSJTX@groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Jan 19, 2020 3:34 am
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] Old Logs
Michael ... you won't be able to recover that data unless there is a copy on your hard drive somewhere. Did you do a computer search for files on WSJT using the Windows 10 search function?
As far as preventing loss of future logs, people have been giving good advice. DO NOT rely on WSJT-X to save your log. Use a dedicated logger, that also has the capability to upload the QSOs to LoTW, and/or eQSL. You will then aid other OPs by giving them an electronic QSL, and have a backup of your completed QSOs.
As far as other advice, do a weekly backup of your system. There are many good, inexpensive backup programs that you can find. Even a batch file that does a copy of the directory to another location on an external hard drive can be used and triggered by the Windows Task Manager to run daily. A quick Google search can help you with that.
However, it may be time to face the reality all that data is gone.
All you can do is make sure it doesn't happen again, which is why
On 1/19/2020 2:56 AM, Michael WA7SKG wrote:
The logging was only to the WSJT-X built-in log. I never uploaded them anywhere. Apparently, either a WSJT-X or Windows update started the log over again or somehow deleted everything prior to January 1st, 2019.