Can’t download software from external harddrive – software already exists


So recently i started playing (the) hacker experience. Im really enjoying this game but for some reason somebody hacked me and deleted all my software. Now i've backed up some of my files but when i try to download them back to my 'software' folder it says the software already exists. Screenshots below to clarify.

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My software list

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My external HD

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The error message

Is there something i can do to use my backed-up software again?

Unfortunatly after upgrading my seeker all the way from 1.0 till 3.0 i still wasn't able to see any software that might have been hidden. I decided to format my HDD and download everything then. This turned out to work. Thanks to gatherer818 and Schism.

Best Answer

The software may have simply been hidden on your computer. Your best bet to get your hands on a better Seeker, to locate things that are hidden on your own and other's servers.

In the short term, getting a more experienced player to unhide your software will help.

(Note, in the pictures you posted, that you do already have the Basic Cracker 1.1 on your server. If that's what you're trying to download, then the error message is working normally.)

Important note: Obviously some players that offer to help will be looking to take advantage of you instead. You should make doubly sure to clear your logs before asking for their help and don't access your bitcoin wallet after they're done unless you've reset your IP address. (Thank you to Schism for reminding me of this important point.) There is a reputable unhide-my-stuff service on the Hacker Experience forums that I suggest you take advantage of.