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Lost files I did a reinstall of windows xp and did not do a back up, lost all of my files. can htese files be found?

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  • lgoepfrich Dec 30, 2008

    Okay, Idid as you suggest and found my lost documents and files,now how do I get them in to my documents so I can use them.

    Also is windows live onecare a good program to run, Ihave been using trend micro and there is a conflict. whitch do you prefer.



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It depends if you formatted the hard drive you would probably... if you didn't you are lucky because you can probably find most of your old files under C:\documents and settings

if you did indeed format your hard drive, you may have to spend hundreds if not thousands on data recovery, im sorry that as far as that goes im not sure what company or service can guarantee your files back, i don't know which to refer you to.

Good luck!

Posted on Dec 29, 2008

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    stejeda777 Dec 30, 2008

    i wouldn't personally recoomend either of those programs, i would use Kaspersky, or AVG Internet Security. To use the files/folder you find in document and settings simply (and very carefully) copy and paste it to wherever suits you best, preferably best onto a backup dvd. The folder might have security restrictions so if thats the case you may want to watch this video to clear up any File Permissions. You will have to take ownership of the foler.

    here's how its done

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    stejeda777 Dec 31, 2008

    keep trend micro rather that windows livecare one, and also, move your old user account to your new one by cutting and pasting to your new documents folder



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