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F11 all deleted ~ can i recover my photos

by Catherine Murphy / October 30, 2012 10:42 AM PDT

I bought a new Medion from my computer guy. He had "cut and pasted" thousands of photographs and documents from my old hard drive and saved them on my new computer. The first day when i switched it on it said press F11 for recovery. Foolishly I did and subsequently lost 6 years of photos (6 yrs of my life!) I went back to my computer guy who said that nothing can be done ~ he still has the old hard drive but says that because he cut and pasted the photos from this to the new computer that they cannot be retrieved. I feel as if i have lost a loved one!

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Were there any copies anywhere else....like an
by VAPCMD / October 30, 2012 11:19 AM PDT

external drive or CDs, DVDs ?

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Next stop? Drivesavers.com
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 30, 2012 10:46 AM PDT

As long as that's all he did and he didn't re-use the drive in another PC it's pretty safe to say that drivesavers.com is your best hope.

Just wondering. Why no backups?
Bob

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Deleted Photos
by Catherine Murphy / November 3, 2012 8:08 PM PDT

No back ups because I never envisaged losing them. Foolish and now devastated!

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data recovery
by mdreamm / November 7, 2012 2:58 PM PST

maybe you can try some 3rd party data recovery software/. recover your lost data from your old hard drive.

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