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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by rednkrebelbabe8, Oct 8, 2007.

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  1. rednkrebelbabe8

    rednkrebelbabe8 Thread Starter

    Oct 8, 2007
    i messed up i done a system recovery instead of a restore and lost all my files and pictures and music .... how do i get them back
  2. Goldfish92


    Aug 30, 2007
    I'm afraid that you chances of gettin your files back now are slim. :(

    There are certain software packages that you can use to try and recover files with, but all names and folders will be lost and it may not be able to recover everything. If the stuff you had was not really important it is not worth the hastle of trying to recover it.
  3. SB305


    Sep 20, 2007
    The safest way would be to do nothing which would further change the contents of the drive. Remove it from the PC and install it as a slave drive in a working PC if one is available. You can then see whether your lost data can be read, saved and transferred to, for example, CD, DVD or flash disk on the working PC.
    Remember that hard drives are delicate equipment, vulnerable to damage from physical shocks and electrostatic discharge and should be handled with care.
    Also, opening up your PC might void any existing warranty on it.
    If the working PC cannot read the lost data, there are programs available, some free to download, which will recover deleted files - so long as they haven't been overwritten subsequently.
    If the lost data are very valuable you could turn the recovery over to a professional specialist - but that will be very expensive.
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