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I'm not certain what you mean when you say that you did a recovery, but if your files are missing after the recovery, then this is not a good thing. In fact, I'd venture to say that at least some of your files are lost and gone forever.
The problem is that a recovery that involves something like reinstalling the operating system from scratch will almost always erase and overwrite whatever was on the hard disk. That means that your installed programs and your data may be overwritten by the newly installed operating system.
The good news is that it's possible that some of the data was not overwritten. However, continuing to use that hard drive decreases the amount of data that can be recovered with every moment that it's used.
Recovery steps In your shoes, these are the steps that I'd consider performing to recover lost files:
One last straw to grasp at If you have a large budget (I believe we're talking hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars) and the data that you've lost is that important to you, then it might be worth contacting a data recovery service. Make sure that they do more than what I've just described (many basically do pretty much the equivalent of the list above).
Specifically, ask if they attempt to recover data that has been overwritten. This requires special tools and techniques not available to the average user and would be the reason for contacting them and using their services.
If all that they do is recover deleted files, then you're quite capable of doing that yourself as outlined above.
Above all, learn the lesson
Posted on Apr 20, 2015
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