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Old 10-13-04, 10:32 AM Thread Starter   #1
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Problem getting files after windows reinstall


I just formated my friends POS dell using the system disc this thing came with. Thing was flooded with spyware and what not, so I figured just format this thing and just resend the files that she sent me to hold onto so they arent lost.

Heres the thing though, I was not able to get windows to delete the partition and format the drive completely. I ended up just reinstalling windows, and I think I may have switched to NTFS while the system was still FAT. Now the drive has the same ammount of disc space left, and I cant find the files she needs on the drive anywhere. A few were found but the majority isnt there.

Im getting pissed off that I cant figure this crap out, oh and I hate dells too cause this thing is slow.
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Old 10-13-04, 11:30 PM   #3
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It depends on how important the files are, and if she's willing to pay.

Head over to Tucows.com. Windows>System and Untilities>File Tools>File Recovery.

For the life of me, I can't remember which ones I liked and disliked. Most offer a free trial though, but require purchasing before allowing you to save files. One of the programs actually found some files that were lost 2 or 3 partitions ago. I was quite impressed.

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