I have a Toshiba Satellite L655 85146 Laptop. I just replaced my hard drive on Friday 10.12.2012 I had just finished my first ebook and I had all my files on my desktop.
When I got the first error message that my hard drive was at risk of failing, I was told to create a "Toshiba Laptop Recovery Disk", a "System Image Disk", and that when my hard drive quit, I could use those disk to get back my computer.
Well, to be on the safeside, I went ahead and copied my favorites, my libraries and my desktop to a DVD.
On friday October 12, I turned on my computer and nothing happened. Windows tried to load, but it didn't. That was it. I got a new hard drive put in and came home hoping everything was going to be ok.
I was told to start with the "Laptop Recovery Disk". It worked and I'm using my computer right now. But without any of my files. None of them are on here and I need to find them.
I tried to load my libraries and my desktop from the disk I made, but for some reason the only thing on that disk is the icons with no files under them. As for my favorites, the files are there, but there are just a bunch of links, and I don't know how to put them on the new drive without having to copy each one at a time.
I still have this "System Image Disk" that I haven't used yet. Why, because I'm not sure how to use it just to get all my files back.
Can someone please tell me "IN DETAIL" because I am not good at doing this, how I can find and transfer my library files and my desktop files well basicly all my files from the "System Image Disk" back on my new hard drive and how to do it.
Remember, I have already used my Recovery Disk and got my OS and windows 7 back but that was all that those 4 disk had on it.
PLEASE....I really need someone's help. A lot of these files are my business, and I have to have them back.
Thanks in advance for the help.