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lost pictures

by mojo9902 / February 27, 2008 11:56 AM PST

hi my boyfriend rebooted our computer but didnt make a back up disc, anyway i had loads of pictures on there from my camera is there any way that these pictures can be retrieved?
deep down i have accepted they are gone for good but one last time asking won't hurt any suggestions welcome

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You can try this
by byker49 / February 27, 2008 12:57 PM PST
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Rebooted OR Reformatted? Which One?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / February 28, 2008 12:15 AM PST
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If he reformatted the computer, then all things have been wiped from the disc and you need to ask yourself how much the pictures are worth.. There are recovery companies that can frequently get them back for you but it will cost.. And occasionally, some of the free software methods will work as well..

Most importantly, STOP USING THE COMPUTER NOW.. The more the drive is written to, the more damage you do to the previous data which was formatted. A few of the recovery programs are below:

http://www.pcinspector.de/file_recovery/uk/download.htm

http://www.z-a-recovery.com/

http://www.drivesavers.com/

http://www.ontrackdatarecovery.com/

If he simply rebooted the computer, then it's possible you've logged into the computer with a different username and in that case, logging in with the correct username will once again show your personal files correctly.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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