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Author:  BramGo [ Thu Dec 03, 2015 11:43 am ]
Post subject:  retrieve old wbaduk games

I cleared my hard disk a couple of weeks ago and reinstalled windows.

I took a copy of my wbaduk folder before doing so, because I though they contained my ngf files.
Unfortunately, it turned out that those files were actually stored elsewhere. :roll:
I didn't backup that folder though. :tmbdown:

I was wondering, are wbaduk games also stored somewhere online ? :scratch:
(e.g. websites like kgs have an online archive.)

Any ideas?

Thank you in advance,
Bram Vdb.

Author:  Dante31 [ Sat Dec 05, 2015 3:13 am ]
Post subject:  Re: retrieve old wbaduk games

You could try a file-recovery software if there is no online archive and you still want to recover them. If the files didn't get overwritten it should work.

Author:  BramGo [ Fri Feb 05, 2016 7:58 am ]
Post subject:  Re: retrieve old wbaduk games

In mean time I discovered why I failed to backup them in the first place.

You would expect to find your files in C:\Program Files (x86)\WBaduk\Gibo
But in more recent versions of windows they are no longer stored there.
Instead they are actually stored in the following path:
C:\Users\<your windows username>\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files (x86)\WBaduk\Gibo

--> Because Microsoft believes that applications should no longer be authorized to write files in the program files folders. But since many applications do this, Microsoft automatically saves them in this VirtualStore folder, whenever they attempt to do so.

As a result, if you backup your computer, you should also consider creating a backup of this AppData folder.
Which I didn't. :tmbdown:

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