RE: How do I recover my old stuff?

Subject: RE: How do I recover my old stuff?
From: "Jan Cohen" <najnehoc -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2010 09:00:56 -0400

>> 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.



That's a very good point and a caution well worth noting. Under normal
circumstances, I'd probably thoroughly disagree, but the OP is using a
laptop that is nine years old and might find it difficult to add a second
drive and make it the hardware/OS dependent primary. But if he can manage
it, he could do exactly that, install an OS and the recovery app on the
primary, then run that app against the old drive which would now be the
secondary. Even if he was hardware ignorant, a good user manual accompanying
the software should walk him through the steps painlessly.



The question is: of the recovery apps that are available, which are
accompanied by good technical documentation (e.g., a user guide).





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