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Old 12-14-2007, 11:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My dad lost some of his important documents for his business when I had to reinstall windows. the hard drive wasn't full formatted just erased then had a 2nd partition added (the files were on the first partition). Is there any way to get these files back, they are really important to him?
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Old 12-14-2007, 11:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Come on you have been here for a while. I know that you can use the Search function. This topic has been brought up almost as much as Vista has....

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thanx, sometimes the search acts up for me by saying things like the connextion was reset or something like that.
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thanx, sometimes the search acts up for me by saying things like the connextion was reset or something like that.
I can also vow that the search sucks sometimes.
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Old 12-15-2007, 12:33 AM   #5 (permalink)
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well the program suggested by Makaveli and it didn't fine the files I need, is there anything else I can do to try and get these files back?
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http://www.techist.com/forums/search...earchid=215332

There i did the search for you.

It could be the files were overwritten. You said that the drive wasnt formated but a 2nd partition was added. Just cause the files were previously on the first (And only) partition doesnt meant that is where they were stored on the drive. They could be where the 2n partition now resides and overwritten with no chance of recovery. Unless the drive was constantly defragged there is no guarentee that the files can be recovered at all.
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