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MySpace Files Uploaded For More Than A Decade Are Completely Lost

20 Mar 2019 Wednesday
MySpace Files Uploaded For More Than A Decade Are Completely Lost
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Any photo, video or audio file of 2015 or earlier is lost forever

Every so often a misfortune reminds us how useful and safe backups are. Or that's what they must be thinking in MySpace. While the service is not going through its best in terms of popularity, it does not seem that the last event is going to help them too much.

MySpace loses big amount of data

According to the complaints received by one of its users who were unable to reproduce part of the music stored in their MySpace account, data from 2003 to 2015 have been irretrievably lost. And this does not end in music, but as acknowledged by the head of privacy of the social network a few months ago, it extends to other types of files: "As a result of a migration project, any photo, video, or audio files that you uploaded more than three years ago may not be available on Myspace. We apologize for the inconveniences and suggest that you keep backup copies."

Although at first MySpace acknowledged the failure and was working to solve it, the company closed in this email all possible hopes for recovering lost data, stating that "there is no way to recover lost data".

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