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  • Started 5 years ago by podie
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podie
podie
Posts: 30

Hi I have just had a person reformat my laptop which is a ASUS Z92 series with xp. He saved 99% of my stuff but I am missing some photo,s of my latest holiday. Anyway of recovering these or are they gone forever.Would really like some help but not to techo as I am a novice with the computer.Have a nice day...

Posted 5 years ago
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Bartman
Bartman
Posts: 1287

Hi podie

You could give this a shot. http://www.recuva.com/

Posted 5 years ago
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ScottW
ScottW
Posts: 6609

podie, hello. Recuva, as mentioned by Bartman, is a good program. You could also look at PhotoRec, which was designed for file recovery with an emphasis on photos.

Either way, it is best to run these programs before writing to the hard drive with the data. Every write that is made to that hard drive has the potential to overwrite the data that you want. It's best to boot from a CD with one of these tools on it and run the recovery in an environment that is completely independent of the hard drive with the data. You should also save files to another drive, such as a USB flash drive or hard drive. You could run Recuva and/or PhotoRec from the USB drive as well as store the recovered data there.

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podie
podie
Posts: 30

Non worked, so I may have to kiss them goodbye...Thanks folks...

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LH
LH
Posts: 20002

Here are a few more you can try.
http://undeleteplus.com/
http://dmitrybrant.com/diskdigger
http://www.aumha.org/a/recover.php

Posted 5 years ago
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podie
podie
Posts: 30

Nothing worked. Too much been overwritten on them. Thanks again guys...

Posted 4 years ago
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