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I wipe out my entire drive, file, pictures,important documents, please help

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Well unfortunately, if you formatted the drive or deleted the partition, all your stuff are lost unless you regularly back up your data.

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Posted on Sep 28, 2008

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This happens when we don't have a backup of our important documents ,
In your case I would recommend you the below steps :-

  1. Analyze if you really want the important documents that you have lost , or you can leave without them , and can start from all over again as if you have just installed a new operating system.
  2. If you feel you can start all over again, then I would say that go ahead , but please make sure that you get an external hard drive , or keep a backup of your important files in multiple sources , in case you have a crash as you have described , at least your important data can be safe.
  3. So even if your system crashes next time , you can be rest assured that your documents , or emails are stored safely in an external source , from which you can copy and get back your documents to your laptop for further work.
  4. If you want your documents back , probably not all but some of them , I suggests you install a data recovery software like recover my files from www.recovermyfiles.com - You can dwonload only a trial version from this link , however it would help you at least check the documents that you can possibly recover.
  5. It's better to be safe than sorry , so start backing up your documents, procedures for setting up email etc , for dealing with a crash next time....:)

Hope this helps...:) your feedback would be appreciated.

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Kudos to you for donating your PC, and for being smart enough to wipe the hard drive!

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