file recovery

  MrBig 15:12 30 Oct 2006

hi there can you advise me how to get back all the pic and files /docs that were wiped by the tech guy who repaired my pc when it was hit by lightning and destroyed the network card ..he had to put in a new motherboard and then put in 3 discs to wipe the hard drive i think anyway there is no history or files or pics/docs ..anyone help please

  Technotiger 15:37 30 Oct 2006

Hi, did you not ask the guy to save what data he could when doing the repair - is so, he might have put them all in one new folder, perhaps called 'Old' on you repaired setup. I know this is what my repair guy did with mine some time ago, so I did not lose any files.
If you didn't, I am afraid they are probably lost for ever and ever!
You could of course try to find them with something like Media Recover - I think it is a free download.

Cheers and Good Luck

  Jak_1 15:38 30 Oct 2006

I think you had better put this one down to experience. It would take a specialist and be very expensive to do a recovery and with no guarantee of success. By this I take it that you did not backup you files and pics! A harsh way to learn but I doubt you will forget to do that again. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but the only sure way is to backup to cd's or dvd's all your important files.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:40 30 Oct 2006

File recovery :-
Badcopy Pro click here
CDCheck click here
Disk Investigator click here
PCInspector click here
R_Studio click here
Easyrecovery click here
Testdisc click here
Drive Rescue click here

Try Test disk or drive rescue


  skidzy 18:13 30 Oct 2006

I doubt you will find much now mrbig,try the above suggestions and maybe Picasa 2 click here this will scan your harddrive and pickup any pics that may be left,but please do not think all will be recovered as i think you have lost the lot now.Try Picasa,you have nothing to lose.

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