It’s gone. My laptop is dead and there is no way to retrieve ANY of my data.
100% total hard drive failure.
Everything on that computer is gone. My entire novel, all my WIPs, all my emails, my contact lists, everything.
My entire life.
And before you ask, yes I have some backups but not an entire one. The USB drive on the machine had been acting up, so while I have some of that stuff, I am missing great, gaping tracts of it. Stuff that cannot be retrieved, must be recreated.
I am so fucked.