Have you ever gotten that horrible feeling? The one you get when you realize that you accidentally deleted files and it’s not even in the trash? Often it is immediately preceded by denial: I know I have another copy of it somewhere.
But rather than going through all the stages of grief, don’t worry. And remember you’re not alone; sooner or later everyone does this.
“Don’t worry?” you counter, “I just erased the only copy of my resume!”
No really, don’t worry. All that’s happened is that it’s been bumped off a list. So long as you don’t write onto the drive, it absolutely still exists. In fact, depending on the size of the file and the free space on your drive deleted files can persist indefinitely—even if you do write on the drive.
“Yes, fine” you say, “I’ll rest easy knowing my resume ‘exists’ in some abstract sense. But so…
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