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Recovering Data Files

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#1 colcurly21


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Posted 23 June 2008 - 11:06 AM

can anyone help this idiot :thumbsup:

having had a virus, get into our computer, i tried to fix using the system recovery disc, made when first bought the computer, all i managed to do ,was wipe EVERTHING off, lost pictures, college and university work, everything.

even though the computer is abck up and running, i have being told it is possible to retrieve those files ,we want, eeven though the hard drive has being wiped ???? is this true, and where can i get a program from, to do this?
or do i have to take it to someone to do this.

my life depends on this. as daughters are about to kill me :flowers:

so please help...........

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#2 OldGrumpyBastard


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Posted 23 June 2008 - 11:48 AM

Here is a guide...Note that you will need to look at step 7 for pointers as you have reformatted your drive. There are software versions listed that are free and others that you will have to pay for. They may or may not retrieve all of the information realistically. There are also professional services that recover data but they can be on the expensive side.

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#3 drmsucks


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Posted 23 June 2008 - 11:40 PM

To maximize recovery chances, use the drive as little as possible - and, if possible, install the recovery program onto a different drive. Every additional "write" to the drive reduces the chance of recoverable data.

Best of luck.

EDIT - I know that your life REALLY doesn't depend on it :thumbsup: , but, if the data is REALLY important to you, I would suggest that you immediately quit using the drive, abandon the self-help effort and contact recovery professionals.

Edited by drmsucks, 23 June 2008 - 11:45 PM.

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