posted on Jul, 5 2015 @ 08:46 AM
I see a lot of people who post saying that they typed the content of their thread and that suddenly everything disappeared, because they closed the
tab, or hit the back button on their browser, etc.. And I imagine it happens to even more people that don't bother to post about what happened. But
for this tip to work, when you realise you have lost your text, you have to stop doing anything you are doing, so you have to know the tip before the
situation happens, hence this thread.
1) Download and install HxD
, works only on Windows, but I guess if you are a Linux user,
you probably know about this type of hexadecimal tool and you have one of your own.
2) Launch HxD, in the "Extras" menu, click on "Open RAM..."
3) In the list, choose the process with the name of your web browser. For me it's Firefox, and it's only one process, but for those who use Chrome
it's a bit more complicated because Chrome creates many "Chrome.exe" processes, so you have to repeat step 3 and 4 for each of those processes. I
haven't tried using IE or Opera etc..
4) When the RAM attributed to your process is displayed, in the "Search" menu, click "Find", and type in the search box any word that you remember
from your lost text. If all goes well, you should find at least a big chunk of the text you have lost. Select it, right click on it, copy it and paste
it somewhere else.
The way it works is that data is not really erased until is it overwritten by new data, that is why you have to stop doing any other thing you are