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Dear Sirs, The expert community; I had a hard disk. it had personal documents that need top security for I was sharing that HDD to many friends who might ask. For that only reason, I used the 'folder lock' software to lock it and uninstalled the software. when I plugged it in, it doesn't appear on my computer. But when I check in the 'device manager', it was there under the 'disk drives' of the computer management window. I have tried to install the software back and see it if it appeared. and never that it appeared. help me please. am missing my data. Thank you in advance

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You MAY be able to recover your data, using data recovery software, there are a few very good FREE programs.
Try Recuva by Piriform.
It may be able to run if you can see the drive.
If this does not work, you may need to take the drive to a data recovery expert. This costs alot of money.
Any data written to the drive AFTER your files went missing may have overwritten some of your data.
Good luck

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    Roy Aug 27, 2010

    Thanks for the score.............
    Hope you know of any other methods of recovering your information, i thought i had given you good advice..
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