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Calvin1

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Hi guys and gals, I need help with opening some word document files. I had Windows Starter Edition and then loaded Windows XP Professional so now at start up it asks me which operating system I want to use. BUT I was moving word files between the two systems and somehow deleted them. I then installed a free “Undelete” program which I ran off a flash drive so as not to write anything more onto the hard drive. It recovered some files (word and excel) but when I try to open them using word or excel they can’t open them.
This is what I get. Anyone got any ideas? Thanks

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Recovery software doesn't guarantee to get every part of the file. It only needs one very small part to be missing, corrupt or damaged to write the entire file off. Since you've been moving files around and Windows does its own hard drive writing and monitoring, it's perfectly possible the bit you need has been overwritten.

Word has a "Recover Text from Any File" filter you can try, though you'll have to scroll through pages and pages of garbage to find any text that is has been able to recover.
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Thanks Neil, guess I'll just have to take the beating LOL
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