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I have the site save, but the link is on my old computer that recently died. And I have not yet figured out how to extract info from the hard drive.

The site is a sign maker. They have a page where you can type in the text of the sign you want. It has a ruler that you can remove. You can center the text, put it on the left side, or put it on the right side. And has a pretty large list of fonts you can use. You can color the text if you want, I believe, never needed to. I "think" that speed, speedway, or something similar is in the URL, but been searching for days and t days, with no find yet.

I used to use the page to type out signs, or whatever, for projects. Saved a ton of time, and figuring. So, pending figuring out how to retrieve it from my hard drive, would really appreciate it if someone has the URL to that site, or someplace very similar. Thanks.

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Did you try google ?

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If it's the C drive, it has a boot sector and that's probably what's bad. You can start by getting a drive bay (that plugs into your your usable computer via usb) and seeing if it will spin and read. If your original FAT table is OK, you may be able to read much of the disk's data, some of which will be hidden in odd directories. It gets more complicated if that table is corrupted or damaged. You can also try some recovery software to see if it can recover data for you. I had a program like that several years ago, but have no idea where it went. This argues for having your C drive cloned from time to time so you can just switch to the old drive. Keep your data on dropbox. When your programs permit, set it to store data on your dropbox folders. One copy on the local drive and exact duplicates on the dropbox servers.

Been along time since I had to restore data from a crashed drive.
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Not yet, don't really care for google, but it may come to that. That site isn't even close. I make my own signs, just use the fonts when I type my text. Then combine a picture or two of something I have created, with the typed text. Take patience, and inspiration, but worked so far.

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If it's the C drive, it has a boot sector and that's probably what's bad. You can start by getting a drive bay (that plugs into your your usable computer via usb) and seeing if it will spin and read. If your original FAT table is OK, you may be able to read much of the disk's data, some of which will be hidden in odd directories. It gets more complicated if that table is corrupted or damaged. You can also try some recovery software to see if it can recover data for you. I had a program like that several years ago, but have no idea where it went. This argues for having your C drive cloned from time to time so you can just switch to the old drive. Keep your data on dropbox. When your programs permit, set it to store data on your dropbox folders. One copy on the local drive and exact duplicates on the dropbox servers.

Been along time since I had to restore data from a crashed drive.
Drives come with alphabets? News to me. I got one of those external drive thingies. Instructions say to follow the instructions in the manual I got with the new computer. No manual included. Don't think the drive crashed, just the computer died, had been having issues with it for days. As for the rest of what you wrote, have not a clue what you are talking about. You might be polite and say I am computer illiterate.

I have looked at a number of sites on-line thut say they can solve my problems. But they say go here, access this page, then say click the emblem on the right side of the page. But is never an emblem, or no last page, and the site is usually 10 years old, and the answer is always locked to further questions. And, of course, most of them always write like you are already knowledgeable of computers.
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Theo...if you have Microsoft Word you can use it and its templates to make and print signs... Instructions are on this site https://www.techwalla.com/articles/h...microsoft-word

If you don't have Word, I'll look some more tomorrow. So far all I've found are sites that want to sell signs that you would make up or they want you to sign up with your email...
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Theo...if you have Microsoft Word you can use it and its templates to make and print signs... Instructions are on this site https://www.techwalla.com/articles/h...microsoft-word

If you don't have Word, I'll look some more tomorrow. So far all I've found are sites that want to sell signs that you would make up or they want you to sign up with your email...
I know I see stuff from Microsoft on here, but dunno if it has Word, thinking likely tho, have one, have the other. Have always designed my own signs, just using typed fonts. I intend to give it a shot tho, to see if I enjoy it that way, rather than designing my own. Thanks.

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Is this it? https://www.speedysigns.com/

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Nope. No font choice, and it will not save a picture of what I do type.

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Here is one I found not sure if this is what you want Online Sign free printable safety sign maker
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