Lost all my pictures?

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Natey

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I've been hosting all my car pics here for over a decade. Now that the forum has changed from vbulletin, are all my pics gone? With no warning? I cant for the life of me find them in my settings or profile page.
If so, that really sucks.
 

Antoine

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Post attachments should still exist but the attachment manager, file hosting and album feature did not make the move. We did have an announcement up for a while explaining what will and will not make the move to XenForo including a notice to back up files hosted on the site because they would not be carried over.

We wanted to find a way to move everything over but it just wasn't going to work. We had worked on the move for over two years and unfortunately a practical solution could not be found for keeping everything from the old site and merging it into the new one.
 

Natey

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Damn, I guess missed the announcement and lost over a decade worth of pics. Pics of my P5, my MSP, both FCs, the FD, the Miata and my kid growing up too.
Some how-to threads that included pics are gone/worthless now too, I imagine.

That was one reason I kept donating money. Because I was grateful for the hosting. When photobucket took a s***, I moved most of the pics here since my car pics had been here for so long with no issues
Stupid move.
 

Antoine

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You don't have copies anywhere else? Maybe somewhere you forgot about? Other sites and or usb sticks, sd cards, internal camera memory..?

Please note the file hosting was a custom feature I believe and only offered limited capacity (especially by today's standards). It was not meant to be a backup solution. As I mentioned before, attached images should still remain in posts. So old threads with attached pics should still be displaying those pics.

Our file / image hosting solution now is an official solution (not custom) and it should provide us with a better chance of being able to move files / images if we move in the future. That said, it's unlikely we will move from the current platform (it's really good and well supported), at least not for a really long time (unless we need to).

I may have some good news though although I don't have confirmation it's possible yet...We might be able to retrieve the old hosted files. I will continue to look into this and post updates here...Can't make any promises but it may be possible.
 

Antoine

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@Natey Still interested in your old hosted files? It appears there's a good chance we can extract them but only for a limited time, in any case, let me know, thanks!
 

Natey

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Dude, if you get those files back I'll be donating another 50 bucks with a quickness.

Thanks for even thinking about it Antoine. Much appreciated! 🙏
 

Antoine

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Dude, if you get those files back I'll be donating another 50 bucks with a quickness.

Thanks for even thinking about it Antoine. Much appreciated! 🙏
Thanks for the quick response and offer, I really appreciate it but no need...Just trying to help out here...:) I'll be in touch via this thread or PM, hopefully we can make this happen!
 

Antoine

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As mentioned this offer was for a limited time and that time is up (a site-wide notice was posted offering recovery). Natey has received his old files. The old site data (including these files) will be deleted in order to reduce our backup costs.

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