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How to retrieve all data lost on Drive

All my data has disappeared on my D Drive (no idea as to how this has happened)This is where I keep most of my important data because I thought it was safer than the C Drive.

I have Windows XP

Is there any way that I can retrieve this data?

Any ideas as to what can have happened to it?


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Re: data recovery

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There are all kinds of companies willing to do whatever they can, but it might cost you a lot.
And there's a lot of do-it-yourself-software, like from I never used it, so I don't have any recommandation.

Searching these forums or google for "data recovery" will learn you much more (including sponsored links on google).

And just an educational remark: you risk to lose whatever you don't backup on another medium. That's one the better things to do with a cd- or dvd-burner. But it might be too late now.

Good luck,


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A link

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Here's the correct link. LOL

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Then there is Knoppix

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a bootable CD that can read read virtually any type of fil, even though it's a Linux item.

Robert Proffitt, an Moderator in these forums recommends it highly.

Don't buy it from Linux because the email address you use will get spammed immediately. Happened to me the first time I ever used the email address, and have still never used it another time. Get spam every day.

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Amnd here's the link I forgot to include. LOL

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What is ''lost'' ?

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Is your D drive a partition or a physical drive ?
By ''lost'', do you mean you cannot access the files ? At My Computer, if you click open the drive or go to the drive's properties, do you see an empty drive ? At Windows Explorer, do you see the files and folders ? If you make a search (using Start>Search) for the files, what happens ? At Device Manager, is drive D listed ? If so, with a ''!'' or ''?'' ?

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