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Recovering Files After Accidental Reformat


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#1 jaci

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Posted 26 February 2006 - 06:40 AM

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i accidentally reformatted my computer :thumbsup:
i know, that sounds really stupid and yes it probably is..

basically i was having problems with it today, it kept blue screening when i turned it on (suspected virus) and safe mode didn't work either... windows just wouldn't load

so i dug up my acer laptop recovery cd and loaded that... unfortunately, i've never done "recovery" before and misunderstood what it meant... i thought it'd be like a boot cd but it seems to have wiped my whole computer - programs, files, settings, drivers, everything

i desperately want my old files back in particular... i had all these med notes i'd done and photographs i hadn't printed or saved elsewhere

is there any way to get these back? i've vaguely heard that even when files are 'deleted' they lurk on ur computers somewhere forever, for potential use by hackers if u sell ur computer.. so i was hoping they might still be recoverable, somehow...

please please help me anyone :flowers: any ideas would be greatly appreciated :trumpet:

ps apologies if this is the wrong section

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#2 Viet Vet

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Posted 26 February 2006 - 08:10 AM

If you Reformatted; they are (sorry to say) gone.
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