Lost almost all my FCC progress! :(

So i just logged into FCC and almost all my progress is gone. I was done with all the responsive web design tutorials and was working on my technical documentation project. I tried all ways of signing in and i only have one email account so im not sure what happened

are you sure you are using the same account ?


There are two different types of saved progress for Free Code Camp: your profile and your browser cache.

A list of your completed challenges is saved to your account in the FCC database. You can see the list of completed challenges by looking at your public portfolio. With a growing curriculum already over 1,400 lessons and a growing user base several times that size, FCC does not store every solution to every challenge in its database. When you complete a challenge, there is a popup that gives you the option to download your solution. This gives you the option to save copy of any solution that you may want to reference later. There are some challenges which are classified as projects required for certifications. Your solutions to those can be viewed on your settings page.

Your in-editor code is saved in your browser’s local storage. Recent in-progress code from the challenge editor is also saved in your local browser cache when you run tests. Because FCC rolled out a completely new application, the old cached values are no longer valid. This is the same effect you would have if you cleared your browser cache. If you are completing lessons and do not see your recent code, then something is preventing FCC from writing to your browser’s storage. This could be a browser setting, a privacy extension, or a browser version incompatibility. Especially as you get to more complicated challenges that may take multiple sessions, I strongly recommend saving your in-progress work outside of the browser cache.

This is a good opportunity to learn the ins and outs of your GitHub account, but you can also just save locally or use a service like repl.it which allows for versioning.

This was very informative but it doesn’t give me a fix. in the future I will absolutely save my challenges but the issue here is that all of my responsive development challenges are showing that they are incomplete and I’m not going to go back through them. I had been working through the projects the past few weeks. So how to I restore those 300+ hours of work?

yes. on top of that its showing 50 challenges complete but ive done much more than that

If your public profile is not showing the completed challenges, then you are not logged in to the same account (or you cleared your account, but there are multiple warning messages to prevent you from doing this by accident). Note that if your account was a beta-testing account on beta.freecodecamp.org, then it was cleared when the beta period ended.

it want a beta account. I am normally logged in automatically but for some reason when I opened FCC yesterday it asked me to log back in. I tried all the ways to login but I cant figure out whats wrong. I only have one email address and one username on my FCC account so how could there be duplicates? If this is the case could FCC merge these accounts or delete the lesser one?

If you email team@freecodecamp.org they can merge accounts. All accounts are referenced by email address however. If you created an account using another platform (such as Facebook or GitHub), then your account will be associated with whatever email address is connected to that account. The forum moderators do not have access to the FCC database, so emailing the core team is necessary. All I can tell is that there is no user “GetHighWasteTime”.

yes my username is different on FCC and github but its all under the same email account. Very odd. I will email and see what they can do. thanks for your help!

Please be patient when you email the team. They get thousands of emails a day and there’s only one or two people with the permissions required to look at this for you. Since you’re working on projects, you can continue to build those on whatever platform (CodePen, Glitch, etc) you choose and you can submit the links to those completed projects at any time.

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