I finally have time to get to this question.
XP didn't have system restore, where because I was an idiot in the early 2000s so I did things I wasn't supposed to and got a couple viruses on the computer, so I had to reinstall everything. I thought this erased all the data I had saved. This happened a few times.
Eventually the XP machine needs to be replaced so I hook the old HDD from the XP machine up to the Winblows 7 machine and I don't see any of the files that I use on a daily basis, I see all the original files from the very first time before I reinstalled everything. It turns out what Winblows was doing was creating some sort of hidden partition on the drive and burying all the old files, so I can only see the old old stuff.
Previously when I had hooked up the old XP drive to another XP machine I could only see the new stuff, but now it's hidden and I don't know how to access it unless I hook it up to another machine running XP.
That particular adapter won't work, but I did get an IDE to SATA adapter to hook it up to the Winblows 7 machine and that's how I found out stuff was hidden. And I really don't have the time, energy, enthusiasm, or money to find a solution. As long as I don't drop it or heat it above it's curie temperature or put a powerful magnet next to it the data is still safe until some indeterminate point in the future when I look for a solution. @TheBridge
Two different replies in a row.
Last year's book, was the subject of several videos, that were actually adapted from chapters in the book†. It was basically "Why the Left is trying to destroy America." I was
going to write a sequel in January that would be "Why the Right is trying to destroy America," and I got 24 handwritten pages and a cover with a Chimerica flag before a very long string of personal disasters in this very hellish year that I hate kept getting in my way. I don't know if I'm ever going to write that book, but there's some mention of the out of control capitalism in the book I'm working on now, and I did turn it into a video series.
This year's book, which I actually wrote in 2013 based on a film treatment I wrote for a cinema class in 2009,really is my magnum opus. It's the greatest thing I've ever written, by a lot. It's my recreation of Greek oral drama through a retelling of the myth of Orpheus. There is some politics in it, I suppose, but I leave discussing that to the optional notes section in the first appendix (the second appendix is production notes).
†I'll DM a playlist to anyone interested, I'm not posting it here.