Re: How do I recover my old stuff?

Subject: Re: How do I recover my old stuff?
From: 'Technical Writing Plus' <doc-x -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: Tekwrl <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 4 Apr 2010 20:18:50 -0500 (GMT-05:00)

Jan, Thanks much for the very informative and comprehensive message. Right, I do want to 'save' as much of the HD as possible, so I am not going to be using this computer much - another computer, one that I ordered about a month ago, is coming this week.

Right - it was indeed a 'Quick Format'.

Jim Jones

PS Sorry for the blank messages - don't know how it happened.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jan Cohen
Sent: Apr 4, 2010 7:46 PM
To: Technical Writing Plus
Cc: Tekwrl
Subject: Re: How Do I Recover my old stuff

The ability to recover data from a formatted drive is dependent on the level of format that was performed. If you performed a quick or full format, both of which are high-level formats, your data isn't permanently lost unless you've overwritten it since the format was done. On the other hand, if a Low-Level (physical) format was performed, your data is probably gone for good. Chances are though that since the format occurred somewhat inadvertantly, a Low-Level format didn't occur.

Try Googling "data recovery software" for one or more lists of apps that you ...

On Sun, Apr 4, 2010 at 3:56 PM, Technical Writing Plus
<doc-x -at- earthlink -dot- net>wrote:

> On Friday I had a problem with my PC (Win XP Pro, NTFS, Pentium 4
> Processor, 9 years old but very stable...). I accidentally re-formatted the
> HD and started up a new instance of the OS.
> I thought that I was being careful not to do this, but it happened anyeay.
> Is there a way for me to recover my old system and all of its files and
> programs?...

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