On Tue, 29 Nov 2011 14:34:11 +0100
Kevin Brubeck Unhammer <unham...@fsfe.org> wrote:

> Destiny Bottino <desbo...@yahoo.com> writes:
> > Hello,
> > I was recently working on a big project of mine using GIMP. I had
> > spent 5 hours straight working on it, saving it every 5 minutes,
> > and then GIMP crashed and lost everything but a few layers. This
> > was not a saving issue because the layers that stayed were made at
> > completely different times. I lost pretty much all my work and I am
> > furious. I don't have time to do it all over again. I'm pretty sure
> > there is no way of bringing it back. GIMP is a wonderful drawing
> > program and I use it all the time, but this was just too overboard
> > for me. It crashes almost everytime I use it but all those other
> > times, everything was saved alright and everything was fine. This
> > time one of my best drawings was lost and there is no way of
> > bringing it back (trust me, I've tried everything). I am letting
> > you know because I don't want this to happen to anyone else and
> > (even though I am certain nothing can fix it) is there anyway to
> > bring my drawing back? I put my best work into it and it makes me
> > furious that its gone. Please, if anyone knows how to bring it
> > back, please help me. This drawing meant a lot to me.
> You might want to upload the xcf somewhere if you want people to help
> with trying to get it back.
> Howver, being able to keep a few layers (as opposed to completely
> losing the whole file) does sound very odd (your harddrive isn't
> making strange ticking noises, is it?).
> In any case, if you're getting a lot of crashes, do ensure you're
> running the newest version (click Help___About, should say 2.6.11). You
> might also want to invest in some more RAM (I've got 3GB, haven't had
> a GIMP crash in over a year).
> best regards,
> -Kevin
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Destiny, what OS are you running? What version of Gimp? How much
RAM? How old is your main hard disk drive? (I run two HDs, and
replace the oldest every 3 years or so.)
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