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Retreiving ADDRESS BOOK after System Recovery

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Hadrian, Feb 9, 2005.

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  1. Hadrian

    Hadrian Thread Starter

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    Hello everyone!

    I recently had to do a system recovery (non disk formatted) using the HP Recovery discs. This happened after using a disk cleaner too liberally and removing some essential command files accidentally. Definitely a lesson there....but my question is this....how do I retrieve my old address book? The files are still there as I did not do a disk reformat. I just need to know if I can and how to do it. My old address book had alot of essential inforamtion. Any help is greatly appreciated. :D
     
  2. JSntgRvr

    JSntgRvr Retired Moderator and Malware Specialist

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    If you use the Recovery CD, everything in the computer is wiped out as the current image of your hard drive is replaced by the original image at factory settings. Although you did not reformat the harddrive, the Recovery CD did.
     
  3. Hadrian

    Hadrian Thread Starter

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    Well....not entirely true. Old files are still there. To recover pictures I had stored, I used the find function to search for *.jpg, *.gif, and miscellaneous files I had previously. They were all there and recoverable, so logically the information in the address book must still be there. I just need to know how to recover it. ;)
     
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    What email client are you using?
     
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    JSntgRvr Retired Moderator and Malware Specialist

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    Well, those .jpg and .gif files may be part of your original hard drive image. If a Recovery CD was used, the original image will overwrite the current image and all documents and files will be erased from the hard drive. That's how it works.
     
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