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Lost data while upgrading

by terryjon / July 31, 2007 5:32 PM PDT

Hi there!

I have upgraded my windows XP to windows vista and lost some valuable data in the process Plain

Please suggest me how do I get my data back.

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Re: lost data while upgrading.
by Kees Bakker / July 31, 2007 6:30 PM PDT

The #1 rule of IT: make a backup of everything you don't want to lose in case of accidents. Apparentely you didn't.

So we need much more details, such as:
- what kind of data
- where were they located
- how exactly did you do the upgrade
- why are these data gone


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I have a question...
by John.Wilkinson / August 1, 2007 1:22 AM PDT

How exactly did you encounter 15 different problems with 15 hard drives? You've asked about such in 15 different posts in less than 24 hours, making me extremely curious as to what's happening behind the scenes here. Could you shed some light on this?


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by terryjon / August 1, 2007 2:38 PM PDT
In reply to: I have a question...

Hi John,

I wanna know more about data recovery. I read various articles, search online and keep trying them with my drives. There are some problems which am unable to resolve, and post them to forums hoping to get solutions.

If you would have provided any tips/suggestions that would be rather more useful to me. Anywaz thanks for replying... Happy

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In that case...
by John.Wilkinson / August 1, 2007 3:39 PM PDT
In reply to: Thanks...

If you're just trying to learn more about the topic please keep it to a single thread and ask any questions there. Having 15 threads covering various aspects of the same topic, such as recovering Word files, recovering lost pictures, recovering e-mails, etc just leads to confusion and potential deletions as duplicates.

On the other hand, are you actually, personally, experiencing each and every one of those problems? You mentioned not being able to boot Windows XP, not being able to access files through Vista, corruption under Linux, lost pictures, flash drive woes, etc. It sounds like you're dealing with massive failures on at least 6 different machines, if not more. Seems this is where the confusion lies...actually encountering errors and trying to fix them or simply learn for future reference. That's something best stated up front.

I don't know what you've covered thus far, but start by clicking here and branching out to all of the referenced articles at the bottom. That will give you a good foothold on the subject.


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vista/xp problems
by geoff_reeves / August 4, 2007 5:25 AM PDT
In reply to: In that case...

probably a troll

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