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Ms.G

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Hi, I am writing this on behalf of a friend who can not use his own computer...
He has been downloading (paid for) music for a couple of years and his PC seems to have wiped it all of.

He unplugged the PC on the wall switch and it would not re boot so he got another version of Windows XP and re installed it. Now he cannot access any of his music and only has a recycling bin on the desktop. Is all lost? Can anyone make any suggestions..x
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The data is likely still there if all you did was format.


http://www.powerdatarecovery.com

or

http://www.piriform.com/recuva

Edited by ident, 18 May 2011 - 05:00 AM.

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Thanks will try that x
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Hello Ms.G .... Welcome to GeeksToGo,, Look around and enjoy the forums. If you need any help just post in the appropriate forum and we will be glad to help. We are all volunteers so please understand we are not always here and it may take some time to respond to your post. :yes: :) :unsure:

A couple things to consider.
Did your friend reformat the entire drive? thereby wiping everything off the drive.
Did he/she install a 2nd operating system and keep the original?

So basicly....Is there 2 copies of the OS (operating system)?

A data recovery service will be very expensive.
Recuva will most likely work, but it will depend on the size of the hard drive. You will also need another drive to put the recovered data on. It has to be able to hold all that it finds.
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