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retreving data from a wiped clean pc

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if we wiped out everthing on our old 1997 pc, can we retreve anything still? Or is it gone forever?
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  Paul replied 11 years ago.
Possibly, taking you haven't used it that much since.

Try this bit of software: http://www.winrecovery.com/
Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Paul's Post: Not sure if this will work. And I really wanted someone to "tell me" how to do it myself, WITH OUT downloading something from the internet.

My pc is so old (97 Gateway) that I'm not too sure this download might would work at www.winrecovery.com.
Even the external harddrive we bought and tried to download all our info on didn't save, that's why we lost all of our data, with no back up, it looked like it downloaded but it didn't. We didn't know until after we wiped the disc clean.

Thanks anyway! Customer
Expert:  Alexei Andreev replied 11 years ago.
If used the drive after that, some, or even most, of the data might be lost.
If you didn't, then your best bet is to attach this drive as secondary to a good computer, install a recovery program (no way without it), like Paul said, and use that.
Just make sure you are not using the drive for ANYTHING. Any use will overwrite some of the data.
Expert:  Paul replied 11 years ago.
Alexie's right. You want to hook it up to your new computer, and use non or as little as you can.

I'll be happy to help further. For other file recovery software try this search.

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