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Photos Deleted When Upgrading From 98 To Xp

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#1 mac_id


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Posted 08 March 2006 - 11:56 AM

Hi all
A friend of mine installed XP over Windows 98 and deleted 2yrs worth of family photos. (and no he didn't back up ... That's why he was installing XP + DVD writer. Long story.) Anyway, I've spent time over the last week and have recovered about 300 out of 760 photos. So partly there. Any suggestions on retrieving more would restore my faith in PCs (and my neighbour ;) I used Photo Resue Professional.

Thanks in advance :thumbsup:

I guess he owes me a pint...

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#2 frankie12


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Posted 08 March 2006 - 05:29 PM

Have you tried recovery programs? (programs for all kinds of documents and not just photos)

#3 ThorXP


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Posted 08 March 2006 - 10:45 PM

if he has recovered 300 of 700 photos using the program he was using I would say, "That is it." It is almost impossible to recover files that have been overwritten unless you have the real professional programs and expertise to do it. There are programs that might do the trick but they are to expensive to get for the normal user. There are data recovery specialists available that will get the photos back but they cost much bucks. Suggestion start searching like on Google for data recovery and all we can do is wish you luck that you find the right on and hopefully cheap too.

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