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Lost my files

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Erik Fuyu, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. Erik Fuyu

    Erik Fuyu Flightless Bird

    Hello,
    My laptop dropped and suddenly all my documents were gone! Trash can files
    are still there...
    Any suggestions on how to retrieve the files?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Shenan Stanley

    Shenan Stanley Flightless Bird

    Erik Fuyu wrote:
    > My laptop dropped and suddenly all my documents were gone! Trash
    > can files are still there...
    > Any suggestions on how to retrieve the files?


    I believe you are not giving all of the story.

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    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
     
  3. sgopus

    sgopus Flightless Bird

    Do a search on Google for retrieving deleted files.
    I'm suprised only my documents are gone, usually when you drop a laptop, the
    entire HD fails, and or the screen breaks.

    "Erik Fuyu" wrote:

    > Hello,
    > My laptop dropped and suddenly all my documents were gone! Trash can files
    > are still there...
    > Any suggestions on how to retrieve the files?
    >
    > Thanks!
    >
    > .
    >
     
  4. Erik Fuyu

    Erik Fuyu Flightless Bird

    The laptop dropped on the floor in my car. nothing broke, just the laptop
    reboot and the files (word, pictures, mp3s) disappeared. the files are not
    formally deleted since they are not in the recycle bin.


    "sgopus" <sgopus@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:75A49181-CD0C-438B-A98E-83CC58F93995@microsoft.com...
    > Do a search on Google for retrieving deleted files.
    > I'm suprised only my documents are gone, usually when you drop a laptop,
    > the
    > entire HD fails, and or the screen breaks.
    >
    > "Erik Fuyu" wrote:
    >
    >> Hello,
    >> My laptop dropped and suddenly all my documents were gone! Trash can
    >> files
    >> are still there...
    >> Any suggestions on how to retrieve the files?
    >>
    >> Thanks!
    >>
    >> .
    >>
     
  5. Daave

    Daave Flightless Bird

    Erik Fuyu wrote:
    > Hello,
    > My laptop dropped and suddenly all my documents were gone! Trash can
    > files are still there...
    > Any suggestions on how to retrieve the files?


    You didn't mentioned if you performed a Search.

    Perhaps SequoiaView or JDiskReport may help.

    Other than the dislocation of your documents, did the drop cause any
    other issues?
     
  6. Patrick Keenan

    Patrick Keenan Flightless Bird

    "Erik Fuyu" <eriknews@ix4.net> wrote in message
    news:%237MxHs3rKHA.4948@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > The laptop dropped on the floor in my car. nothing broke, just the laptop
    > reboot and the files (word, pictures, mp3s) disappeared. the files are not
    > formally deleted since they are not in the recycle bin.


    They may not be formally deleted; the situation may be much worse than that.

    Remove the drive from the laptop and attach it to another system to which
    you have installed recovery software (I use R-Studio) and which has enough
    space to contain your entire drive. Never recover to the same drive.

    After an experience like this, I'd never trust the drive again. Get a
    replacement (where I am, a 250 gig SATA laptop drive is $50) and do a new
    install so you can get back to work. Then see if you can migrate your data
    back. If not, set it aside till you figure out what to do. If it makes
    unexpected noises or hangs your machine, STOP. The matter has progressed
    to a stage that requires tools you cannot afford, so you need the services
    of someone who has them. These services are not cheap.

    HTH
    -pk


    >
    > "sgopus" <sgopus@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:75A49181-CD0C-438B-A98E-83CC58F93995@microsoft.com...
    >> Do a search on Google for retrieving deleted files.
    >> I'm suprised only my documents are gone, usually when you drop a laptop,
    >> the
    >> entire HD fails, and or the screen breaks.
    >>
    >> "Erik Fuyu" wrote:
    >>
    >>> Hello,
    >>> My laptop dropped and suddenly all my documents were gone! Trash can
    >>> files
    >>> are still there...
    >>> Any suggestions on how to retrieve the files?
    >>>
    >>> Thanks!
    >>>
    >>> .
    >>>
     
  7. Techtiger4

    Techtiger4 Flightless Bird

    Well you can recover all those files using Kernel for Windows data
    recovery software. Its professional and result oriented tool that
    recovers all lost or deleted data easily.
    http://tinyurl.com/bbq9m5


    thnx




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