If I'm reading correctly, and you're trying to recover files that were lost years ago, then no. The data's long since gone. If it just happened yesterday, and you haven't done much to the system since, there's a chance. A slim chance for a full recovery, and a decent chance for a partial recovery.
Does anyone know if there is a way to recover lost Word documents after a reset to factory default? My husband had a problem with our PC (Windows 2000 OS) a couple of years ago where it kept freezing up and crashing, so he did a manual reset back to the factory default (I think that's the term anyway) Unfortunately, he did this before I was able to back up all of the Word documents I had saved on the hard drive and I lost every last one of my saved files. It was all of my writings from the past few years too, so needless to say, I was devastated. Is there any type of software I can purchase to help me get these files back, and does it matter that it happened so long ago? I had no idea I could do this, but someone just mentioned to me recently that there might be a way to recover these files, so hopefully I can get some of this work back. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks so much!