okay so my week has been really fucking rough, long version being:
My dad and I tried installing Windows 8 on my computer just for the performance upgrade and boy it was definitely faster, but the interface was fucking unbelievably terrible. Do they really expect people to on average have a touch screen computer in every home, jeezus.
It moved around everything to different folders and suddenly I couldn’t use my art programs (reinstalling them didn’t work) and it was a major nuisance. My father uninstalled his windows 7 on one of his computers as he didn’t need it so it was to be put on mine instead.
I made the bad fucking decision to move over my files so we couldn’t downgrade properly. My dad asked what files I needed to be backed up so I asked for everything in my documents and program files to be put on another drive.
He backed up my program files.. but Windows 8 had moved around my documents to a completely different area, and I didn’t even make sure that it was backed up because I’m a fuckwit.
We reformatted it with all of the documents going down the drain. All of my art files, my music, videos, and other stuff located in there all gone. Years of personal work all fucking gone.
..To top it all off in the middle of that my grandmother passed away in the hospital. She was the sweetest lady you’d ever meet, and I can’t believe that she’s gone. She lived to more than 90 years and cancer finally took her away. My grandfather is most likely to follow due to heartbreak..
All of this combined together has made me a sobbing heap for the last couple of days, but I’ve managed to salvage some of my works with a bit of clever digging off of the internet (Thanks to Protomay for extracting my lineart), I’ve gotten some of my music off of my music players as well as one or two albums gotten off of somebody (Thank you, Captainstormwind). And finally I went through a fuckton of sites just to save reference pictures that I normally used so I’m a little bit closer to where I was at previous.
I’m a little bit better now, but it’s still hard to deal with it all, I’m hoping I’ll be able to slowly come to terms.
Short version: Windows 8 is a piece of shit, my grandmother passed away, reformatted my computer but I lost all of my artwork and music, managed to get some of my art and music back. Depression.