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Old 12-06-2006, 05:02 PM   #41 (permalink)
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hm i just noticed that i have a separate F:\ (local disk) drive as well. when i try to click on it, it asks to format so it's not reading it. i did not realize that plugging in one device yielded two new drives in My Computer.
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Old 12-06-2006, 05:39 PM   #42 (permalink)
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hm i just noticed that i have a separate F:\ (local disk) drive as well. when i try to click on it, it asks to format so it's not reading it. i did not realize that plugging in one device yielded two new drives in My Computer.
that's because you have 2 separate partitions. you should not be able to access the recovery partition.

your most important data should be in the C:\Documents and Settings\Your Username\My Documents if you run recovery software
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Old 12-06-2006, 05:43 PM   #43 (permalink)
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i never stored anything in "my documents\" though. everything i stored and currently want access to was put on the D:\ partition, where my windows and user information are not stored.

in the accessible partition, all i have is \Documents and Settings\all users\application data\microsoft\crypto\rsa\machinekeys\(empty)

would plugging it into a mac make it accessible? since floppies work like that....
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Old 12-06-2006, 05:55 PM   #44 (permalink)
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ooh!

i dled this demo utility: http://www.nucleustechnologies.com/F...-Recovery.html

and was able to see the files i want on the D:\ partition! im gonna shop around to see if i can find a freeware that will allow me to save those files.
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Old 12-06-2006, 07:10 PM   #45 (permalink)
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So the recovery partition mergered your partitions and attempted to reinstall.

maybe one of these will work

http://www.freebyte.com/filediskutils/#datarecovery
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