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Have you tried some recovering tool like Recuva? Even though there's a chance of your files being overridden, on most cases it is still intact. Try looking for either the ROM or the lrp file, which even without the original ROM you can open a clean ROM and restore back using the lrp file.

Edit: Yes, it works even if you reinstalled your OS. It's because when you reinstall your operating system, all files are just "unlinked" from the master file table and not completely wiped, since, of course, that would take a lot of time to clear every single bit of your hard drive.

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Originally posted by Vitor Vilela
Have you tried some recovering tool like Recuva? Even though there's a chance of your files being overridden, on most cases it is still intact. Try looking for either the ROM or the lrp file, which even without the original ROM you can open a clean ROM and restore back using the lrp file.

Edit: Yes, it works even if you reinstalled your OS. It's because when you reinstall your operating system, all files are just "unlinked" from the master file table and not completely wiped, since, of course, that would take a lot of time to clear every single bit of your hard drive.


Sorry, i'm not quite familiar with what you're talking about. Can you try to explain a bit better?
I have nothing else to say now. Huh...
There's programs, like Recuva, that'll read through your hard drive and restore what it assumes to be file and folder systems, so you can just tell it to restore your ROM hacking folder and voila, there's your level.

I once used Recuva on a Computer I had to format because I needed a certain very large folder back, and Recuva did that for me pretty quickly.
Well, relatively quickly, finding the files was no problem but it took like 20 hours to restore them all. Though that should be considerably less for just your VLDC rom.



As Vitor said, this works because an operating system reinstall doesn't actually delete everything on your disk, your OS (assuming Windows) just "forgets" where those files were, so it can't show them to you.
That's where these recovery programs step in and just look at all the data it can find lying around and shows you what it finds.


edit: Also, take this as a lesson to ALWAYS back up your projects somewhere online.
Just upload a .zip of your hacking folder to Dropbox every day or so and hard drive failure will never make you cry again.

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Thanks for the help guys, but it wasn't successful.

First of all, the ROM is still there, it's just that when I opened it, I lost most of my progress, and I can't complete the level within 4 days, as I am a VERY slow designer.

Plus, when I used the program to try to find the ROM, it was not found.

I'm so sorry, but i'm afraid this method didn't work. I will have to drop this level and wait next year...AGAIN...
I have nothing else to say now. Huh...
Should have used a live CD/USB linux distro to pull the files off the filesystem.

As a future tip, if you can't boot into your OS that doesn't mean the end of your data, and for god's sake, don't format it.
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