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Lost files

Bought a new CPU & an removed a 120GB Hard Disk which was C:\ & D:\; which now became D:\ & E:\.

Drive C:\ is the HD in the new CPU. My problem Is that I had some files on the old disk that don't show up any more?? I have know idea where they have gone.
Is there any chance of recovering these lost files?

Also in my MSWorks V.6 I have some files that have an extension of: TZ3 that I can't can I open them? I did not create the extension!


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Re: Lost files

There seems to be some terminology conflict in your message but I think you are saying that you have put a hard drive from an old computer into a new one, right? and the old was had two partitions, right? Can you read part of both partitions on the old drive and what kind of files are missing? What OS is on the old drive? Have you enabled XP to view all files and not hide extensions? Such information might be helpful but there is never a guarantee that adding such a drive with existing data to a newer rig will go smoothly. Post more details if possible.

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Re: Lost files

You are right on your assumptions. Old & new drives have win-xp Home Ed.

No I have not tried to run listing all files, but I will... The files I'm looking for are in MSWorks & Quatro Pro. Whats odd is that most of my old files are there, but the newer [2004] files aren't there?

There's only about 4 files [spreadsheets] that I need.

1 appears to be there, but it has an extension: TZ3 which I can't open? Another thing that blows my mind is that new S/W that is on my new drive C:\, also appears on the old drive D:\, yet I didn't load it.

Will keep trying, but it looks like I'll have to recreate the files.

Thanks for your input.


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