# Backups of worskpace.mcreator

Issue description

Hi, I've got a problem that I can't solve myself:

I've been working on my mod continuously for many hours today, and just as I had happily finished a big chunk of boring and repetitive work, my computer crashed.

I immediately restarted my computer, only to find out that MCreator 1.8.2 wouldn't load anymore and instead get stuck on the "Loading workspace data..." part. I read some other forum topics about the getting stuck part, and decided to run the .bat file, which gave this output:   (post continues underneath)

``````[Thu Jan 31 23:21:09 CET 2019] [Launcher] Java version: 1.8.0_192, specification: 1.8
[Thu Jan 31 23:21:09 CET 2019] [Launcher] Current JAVA_HOME for running instance: D:\MCreator\MCreator182\jdk\jre
[Thu Jan 31 23:21:10 CET 2019] [Launcher] Installation path: D:\MCreator\MCreator182
[Thu Jan 31 23:21:10 CET 2019] [Launcher] User home of MCreator: C:\Users\daanv\.mcreator\
[Thu Jan 31 23:21:10 CET 2019] [WebIO] Reading from URL: https://mcreator.net/app
[Thu Jan 31 23:21:10 CET 2019] Skipping update message ...
[Thu Jan 31 23:21:10 CET 2019] [WebIO] Reading from URL: https://mcreator.net/app/motw
[Thu Jan 31 23:21:10 CET 2019] [WebIO] Reading from URL: https://mcreator.net/app/news
[Thu Jan 31 23:21:11 CET 2019] Exception in thread "AWT-EventQueue-0" [Thu Jan 31 23:21:11 CET 2019] com.google.gson.JsonSyntaxException: java.lang.IllegalStateException: Expected BEGIN_OBJECT but was STRING at line 1 column 1 path \$
[Thu Jan 31 23:21:11 CET 2019]  at com.google.gson.Gson.fromJson(Gson.java:888)
[Thu Jan 31 23:21:11 CET 2019]  at com.google.gson.Gson.fromJson(Gson.java:853)
[Thu Jan 31 23:21:11 CET 2019]  at com.google.gson.Gson.fromJson(Gson.java:802)
[Thu Jan 31 23:21:11 CET 2019]  at com.google.gson.Gson.fromJson(Gson.java:774)
[Thu Jan 31 23:21:11 CET 2019]  at co.pylo.mcreator.workspace.c.d(SourceFile:110)
[Thu Jan 31 23:21:11 CET 2019]  at co.pylo.mcreator.workspace.Workspace.getCurrentWorkspace(SourceFile:232)
[Thu Jan 31 23:21:11 CET 2019]  at co.pylo.mcreator.workspace.b.a.c(SourceFile:675)
[Thu Jan 31 23:21:11 CET 2019]  at co.pylo.mcreator.a.<init>(SourceFile:904)
[Thu Jan 31 23:21:11 CET 2019]  at co.pylo.mcreator.Launcher.lambda\$main\$1(SourceFile:158)
[Thu Jan 31 23:21:11 CET 2019]  at java.awt.event.InvocationEvent.dispatch(InvocationEvent.java:311)
[Thu Jan 31 23:21:11 CET 2019]  at java.awt.EventQueue.dispatchEventImpl(EventQueue.java:758)
[Thu Jan 31 23:21:11 CET 2019]  at java.awt.EventQueue.access\$500(EventQueue.java:97)
[Thu Jan 31 23:21:11 CET 2019]  at java.awt.EventQueue\$3.run(EventQueue.java:709)
[Thu Jan 31 23:21:11 CET 2019]  at java.awt.EventQueue\$3.run(EventQueue.java:703)
[Thu Jan 31 23:21:11 CET 2019]  at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
[Thu Jan 31 23:21:11 CET 2019]  at java.security.ProtectionDomain\$JavaSecurityAccessImpl.doIntersectionPrivilege(ProtectionDomain.java:74)
[Thu Jan 31 23:21:11 CET 2019]  at java.awt.EventQueue.dispatchEvent(EventQueue.java:728)
[Thu Jan 31 23:21:11 CET 2019] Caused by: java.lang.IllegalStateException: Expected BEGIN_OBJECT but was STRING at line 1 column 1 path \$
[Thu Jan 31 23:21:11 CET 2019]  ... 23 more
``````

Now the real problem is: I've heard about the option to secure the workspace backup file and reinstalling MCreator, but the workspace file isn't up-to-date. In fact: it doesn't contain any of the things that I spent half my day on. On the other hand, the rest of the MCreator182 directory does contain everything, all mods are present in the user folder and the forge/src folder too. Is there a way to restore everything I had from the files that are still in the program's folders? Any help would be appreciated, as I am NOT looking forward to having to do all the hard work AGAIN.