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i had a dell tech take me through the process of completely rebooting my laptop, a dell inspiron.it had ha heap of viruses and thought id backed everything onto my external hard drive, he told me it takes it back to new ? is this true ? i have deleted my sisters wedding photos, she has lots of others so no big deal but my question is if i take it to someone who is an expert in computers can they get the pics back or are they gone for good, probably a stupid question to people that know about computers but i dont, hence my name. i was once told u can never completely clear or delete your hard drive ? is there a chance the pics are still hidden in there somewhere ? any assistance greatly appreciated, cheers 'not that bright'
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"Recuva" (free) can help you recover files deleted from your Windows computer, digital camera card, MP3 player, etc.

http://www.recuva.com
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"Recuva" (free) can help you recover files deleted from your Windows computer, digital camera card, MP3 player, etc.

http://www.recuva.com





Thanks for your advice, my computer was rebooted back to factory new the tech told me.
When i turned it back on for the first time it was exactly as it was when new.
Loading windows, welcoming me to dell ect,
I had to rename the computer again and install everything from new.
Will this 'recuva' still be able to find pictures from before the total reboot ?
Thanks again.
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I'm afraid I don't know of any solutions that can recover overwritten files. However, if a 'quick' format was used when reinstalling Windows, some (or all) of your files may not been overwritten and Recuva should be able to recover them. It certainly wouldn't hurt anything to give it a try.
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