RE: How do I recover my old stuff?

Subject: RE: How do I recover my old stuff?
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: 'Technical Writing Plus' <doc-x -at- earthlink -dot- net>, Tekwrl <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 5 Apr 2010 07:10:01 -0700

'Technical Writing Plus' wrote:

> 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.

If you want to recover your data, don't use this computer **at*all**. Every time any program writes to that disk, it's probably overwriting pieces of multiple files. Recovering 80% of a file isn't as useful as you might think.

Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom


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