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Oppiano Licario

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An old computer was recently upgraded (memory added, CD burning device added, that sort of thing). Windows XP was installed, which had the effect of erasing everything on the previous system, Windows 95. Unfortunately, the person who did the work forgot completely to make a back-up copy of the files in the hard drive. 4-5 years worth of very important data disappeared overnight. Is there any hope at all? Could someone point me in the right direction?

Specifically, the most important stuff were in the so-called "personal filing cabinet" of aol. I had hoped that aol might perhaps have copies saved/backed up somewhere in outer space. But apparently (this is according to one aol tech I spoke to), there's no retrieving the lost data through aol. What to do? :tazz:
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Highly unlikely you could get any of the files back. I don't even know where to start on this one!!!

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There is still some hope. http://www.data-recovery-software.net/ download their tool and follow the instructions.

Hope you'll get some or all of your stuff back!

If this program doesn't find anything, I will be glad to help you get your data back in another way or with another program.

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samiko

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well, you said you had XP installed, I would think freashly installed, right? So you had your HDD formatted and a new copy of XP installed. Unfortunately in that case the recovery of your files are very slim. Follow what S A A B had recommended and it depends how important your data is, you can send it to a recovery specilist but that would cost you a lot of money.
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you can send it to a recovery specilist but that would cost you a lot of money.

True, but this is probably the best way to go if you have no luck with the software recommended.

It really depends on whether a quick or full reformat was done on how much data remains. I would try and get the person who did the reformatting to foot the bill for data recovery unless there is some obvious reason why you can't do that.
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Well put splintax, I think whoever formatted his PC should pay that bill :tazz:
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movin4009

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Try http://www.diskemergency.com where you recover your data easily. You just submit your problem online and get the job done in short time.
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