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How can i restore all my local data that i lost? 2 Recommended Answers 10 Replies 44 Upvotes
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I changed my password on my Iphone a while ago and so today i decided to use my laptop. it turns out it wanted me to put in my old password which I couldn't remember. I pressed the option of "i forgot my old password" and i pressed the button that said proceed anyway on the screen with the text saying that if i can't remember my old password i would lose all my local data. I got confused and my finger pressed the proceed anyway button. Now i lost all of my local data! Nothing is on my chromebook only a few bookmarks which i deleted before are still here. Is there something that i can do to restore all the local data i had?
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Thank you for your answer, I’m very upset about that :( 
Where else can I store my data that is not locally? And how?
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Thank you for your help it is greatly appreciated!
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deardavid
 
It sounds like you've been listening in on some of the conversations that us Product Experts have had with Google! 
 
We have, for years, begged for more explicit warnings about the bad things that can happen if you allow the battery to drain completely, or store files in Downloads without adequate backups. We have also begged for better documentation on the proper way to change passwords.
 
Your all-caps warning was quite similar to some of our suggestions! After much consideration, the Help Center added these gentler-worded warnings to this Help Page:
 
Specific warning language includes:
 
Your Chromebook's hard drive has limited space, so your Chromebook will sometimes delete downloaded files to free up space. Learn how to store your downloads.
 
Select the file or folder you want to delete. Note: You can delete files in the Downloads folder, but deleting a file from your Downloads folder is permanent.
 
Note the link to -- 
That Help page does explain how to properly protect your files.
 
We still don't have a Password change Help page.
 
And, all of the help pages are based on the expectation that users will actually spend some time reading the pages. Few users ever do, until it's too late. It's not much different than the warnings to
  • Brush your teeth
  • Exercise
  • Eat healthy foods
  • Don't text while driving
  • . . .
Bad things happen, when you don't pay attention to guidance from others.
 
 
 
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