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Please help! System crashed, lost all pics of my kids


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momuv4qtz

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Hi. I don't know if this is the right forum, but I'm desparate. My son was goofing on the internet, and I don't know what he did, but the computer would not start. I got this black screen w/ options to choose from, and nothing worked. I hit F11 like crazy, and my emachine did a self-restore thing. I didn't think it would delete all of my files, but everything is gone. I can deal w/ all of the word docs being gone, but my kids baby pics are now gone. Can someone please help me? I'm in tears here, and hope there's some chance of getting my pics back. Thanks for any help that you can give!
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HI momuv4qtz

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, however the chances are your files are indeed gone.

If you want to try it yourself, then I have used a piece of software called Recuva which can be downloaded from here: http://www.piriform....filterBy=Recuva

Please note that this worked for me, however that was on files I had deleted manually so I'm not sure if it would work on a drive following a system recovery

There is however a small glimmer of hope. There are companies who offer a forensic service, and by that I mean they can possibly restore some or all of your files. They somehow deep scan a drive and recover what they can. I'm not sure of the exact in's and out of how it works.

My advice would be to contact them as soon as possible, as the earlier they look into it, the more chance they have of sucess.

They may tell you it's not possible to do, however it would do no harm to enquire.

I'd would try the professionals first and see what they say.

I hope they give you good news.
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There are companies who offer a forensic service, and by that I mean they can possibly restore some or all of your files. They somehow deep scan a drive and recover what they can



But as far as I'm aware, their service isn't exactly cheap!!!!
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