lost files after reiinstalling

  gudruole 18:13 31 Jul 2008

Please, would you give me any advise how to get back all lost files after reiinstalling the computer?.Is it any software can do that?
No files have been backed up.
My computer is sony vaio vgn- fe21m. Thank you very much for your help.

  DippyGirl 18:47 31 Jul 2008

If you did a destructive re-install (ie reformatted the c: drive before loading windows) and your data was also on the C: drive they're gone.

  skidzy 18:47 31 Jul 2008

If you have restored to factory settings and using the restore discs or from a partition on the computer.....they are gone for good.

If you used the partition on your harddrive ,it would normally give you at least 3 options,one of them is to leave files and settings alone and repair windows.

Basically if you have formatted your drive and reinstalled your operating system,then im afraid you have lost everything.

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