The student media organization of California State University Northridge

Daily Sundial

The student media organization of California State University Northridge

Daily Sundial

The student media organization of California State University Northridge

Daily Sundial

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The Girls Who Code club met together in Sierra Hall, on Friday, Sept. 15, in Northridge, Calif. Club members played around with a program to create a virtual game.
The CSUN club that’s encouraging women in STEM
Miya Hantman, Reporter • September 18, 2023

CSUN’s Girls Who Code club is just one of many across many campuses and countries, including 110 in...

A CSUN women’s rugby club member talks about the team to “Welcome Party” visitors.
AS kicks off the semester with Welcome Celebration
Pamela Garcia, Assistant Culture Editor • September 7, 2023

Associated Students held its annual Welcome Celebration and Sports-A-Palooza at Sierra Lawn on Aug. 29...

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Women’s Soccer has Closed the Competitive Gap
Luis Silva, Reporter • September 19, 2023

There is no longer a significant competitive gap in the sport of women’s soccer. There is a brighter...

The line for concert merchandise on the second night of The Eras Tour in Paradise, Nev., on Saturday, March 25, 2023.
My experience at The Eras Tour
Miley Alfaro, Sports Reporter • September 18, 2023

It’s been a long time coming. I began watching The Eras Tour, Taylor Swift’s ongoing concert trek,...

Within the Oaxacan town of Asuncion Nochixtlan, we find my mother’s birthplace, Buena Vista. Photo taken July 29, 2023.
I Love Being Mexican
September 12, 2023
A student holds up a sign during a rally outside of the CSU Board of Trustees meeting in Long Beach, Calif., on Sept. 12, 2023.
CSU board approves tuition increase amid protests
Trisha Anas, Editor in Chief • September 15, 2023

The California State Board of Trustees on Wednesday approved a 6% tuition increase for the next five...

group of mena and women touching hands
Miracles In Action Restores Patients’ Lives and Actualizes their Potential

Undelete your final essay

It’s 1:45 p.m., nearly an hour before your final English class for the semester. The 20-page final essay, your six-hour masterpiece, is ready to print. While you were typing, you saved the document every five minutes, “just in case.” So what do you do with your free time? A little spring cleaning on your computer. A few re-organized files, a couple new folders and one stray document in the trash. Empty. Click. Then, the blood drains from your face as you realize that your precious paper was one of those documents.

Don’t panic. Before you rip your hair out, try out one of these file-recovery solutions.

First, software. Go the Phoenix Technology’s Web site and download the free trial for Undelete Plus. Whether the file was deleted from the Recycle Bin or by pressing Shift+Delete, Undelete Plus should be able to snatch it back from digital death. How does this work? Files that are deleted on a computer aren’t really deleted. Instead the computer only seems to delete that file and designates the deleted file as free space.

Undelete Plus web site.

What if your file is saved on a scratched up CD? Try plain toothpaste, a cheap but effective mild abrasive. Simply wet the disc, place a tiny drop of toothpaste on the scratched area, and lightly buff with a micro-fiber cloth in an up and down motion.

What about a lost USB key?  While not necessarily helpful after the fact, uploading files using web-mail solutions like GMail or Yahoo Mail serves as a useful, but accessible backup. Set up an account with one of these services that is solely for backing up nonsensitive files and upload away.

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