Lost all my work

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  1. Your Knowledge profile image58
    Your Knowledgeposted 12 years ago

    I dont understand how all my work could just have been erased. My impression was that once you click on the window to save your work then it is saved, even if you dont click the button that says 'saved unpublished'. But in fact i did save my hub unpublished as well, just to be sure. Then i went back to do some more editing, and left again. When i came back it was all gone, because i clicked on the window that said you may lose some or all your work.

    I didnt bother reading it because my work was 'already saved'. Why would HP even make it possible for all your work to be lost? I dont see the point. I wrote a long piece where i put a lot of emotion in and its all gone now. Now i have to do it all over again but it wont be spontaneous anymore. It was spontaneous the first time. Now it will just be a copy. You can tell me to save my work in the future, but its already to late for that.

    Im pretty disgusted right now.

  2. profile image0
    Website Examinerposted 12 years ago

    The editor regularly makes timed backups, which you can preview and then retrieve.

  3. Arthur Fontes profile image77
    Arthur Fontesposted 12 years ago

    WE is right.  Open your text box in your hub.  At the bottom click recover draft.


    1. sofs profile image75
      sofsposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Don't worry happened to me once when the net was slow and I couldn't save my work but I still could recover the draft ... I am  sure it is there.

  4. IzzyM profile image87
    IzzyMposted 12 years ago

    That happened to me one day last week, but when I closed my browser and re-opened the hub, it was all back. Try that.

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    shazwellynposted 12 years ago

    Let us know when you have managed to retrieve it... just in case of a hp glitch smile

  6. Sweetsusieg profile image77
    Sweetsusiegposted 12 years ago

    For future reference, you might want to use your word or woks programs to save your work. I put all of my work on my Microsoft Word works processor first.  That way you can edit your work rapidly, and see it as a whole when it's finished.  Just a thought, hope it helps.

    1. nicregi profile image65
      nicregiposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I normally write on Microsoft words. Save a copy just in case. After that, copy and paste and the photos etc smile

      Lucky there is draft...

  7. thisisoli profile image72
    thisisoliposted 12 years ago

    I always write directly in to Hubpages and have never had a problem. Definitely try to use the recover draft tool though.

    1. nicregi profile image65
      nicregiposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I used to do so too but for some reason, I prefer the MS words in general. Maybe too used to it smile

  8. starme77 profile image78
    starme77posted 12 years ago

    Maybe write your hubs in word and save them in your documents folder - then you can always go back and copy and paste - good luck smile

  9. Your Knowledge profile image58
    Your Knowledgeposted 12 years ago

    Nope. All gone. The draft recovery saved about one sentence of the longest hub i ever wrote. The window with the most writing was gone completely. Oh well.

  10. ruanz3 profile image58
    ruanz3posted 12 years ago

    Bahahaha you wont believe this. Prepare to be dumbfounded by stupidity. I started a the hub on my YK account, but then decided to do the hub on this account. So all along i was looking at the hub in the wrong account! The hub in this account is still all there! *decides to never show face in forum again*

    1. Sufidreamer profile image80
      Sufidreamerposted 12 years agoin reply to this


      Brain farts happen to us all, at times!

      A slightly bruised ego is far better than losing your hard work - at least you know how to laugh at yourself, always a good trait to have smile

      1. ruanz3 profile image58
        ruanz3posted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Lol exactly. Losing writing is the most annoying thing ever, so if i have to choose between not recovering it or looking like a complete fool its a no contest for me. smile

        1. alternate poet profile image69
          alternate poetposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          You don't look a complete fool, you are just more honest than loads of others here, including me !!  big_smile  This kind of thing happens to me all the time and I just resign myelf to the fact that I have lost it, put it somewhere else or whatever.  Glad you found it.

          1. ruanz3 profile image58
            ruanz3posted 12 years agoin reply to this

            Thanks AP wink

    2. rebekahELLE profile image86
      rebekahELLEposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      big_smile  it happens. glad to see it's still alive.

    3. profile image0
      shazwellynposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      That's a relief... you can bet your bottom dollar that there have been a few people who have learned a bit more from this thread - so has been a great learning experience for the hubpages community smile

  11. profile image0
    Website Examinerposted 12 years ago

    An honest man is always welcome and appreciated.

    1. ruanz3 profile image58
      ruanz3posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks WE.

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        Home Girlposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Next time be careful before shouting "rape" and "murder"!
        I once left my work without saving because window panel just froze for some reason and it was saved automatically all right.  HubPages make it super easy to create articles. You can do it in your sleep! Just don't forget to push publish button.

        1. Your Knowledge profile image58
          Your Knowledgeposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          Well i never lost anything before, thats why i found it so strange. I apologize to HP for assuming they were at fault.

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    Website Examinerposted 12 years ago

    This is not unprecented. Someone reported that all of his hubs were gone, just couldn't find them no matter what. I suggested that maybe there was a second account and he had logged into the wrong one. The administrator finally confirmed that there was a second account, and the hubs were still there. The OP was never heard from again.

    1. Your Knowledge profile image58
      Your Knowledgeposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Hahaha thats hilarious! Kinda feel for the guy though...

      1. poetvix profile image56
        poetvixposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        I am very happy for you that you found your work.  I had a large websight some years ago when I tried to write the first time.  I had everything there.  When it crashed I truly lost everything except the few I had submitted to other people's sites.  I recovered maybe ten writes total. 

        What I learned from this?  Save in multiple places and always print because you just never know what will happen.


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