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raywis

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My wife had a problem with avirus and we have formated and re-installed now using windows 7 as opposed to Vista. Her machine is an evsham with AMD 64 x2 2gb memory. We seem to have lost files on the re-intsll of docs.Using Recuva.com but still files are missing. Can you help windows 7 is new to me I still use XP Pro

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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we have formated and re-installed now using windows 7

I'm afraid the docs have probably been overwritten by the new op system

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lotvic

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"we have formated" means that you wiped clean all the files on the Harddrive.

Unless you first saved a copy of your My Documents data to a separate media (ext HDD or usb stick or burnt them to cd/dvd) they are gone.

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raywis

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Thanks once again I have managed to recover all the files but this just shaows how good this forum is

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lotvic

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It would be useful to know how you managed to recover the files from a formatted HDD so that others with same problem can be helped.

Or maybe you just did an install from Vista to W7 and the files were saved somewhere.

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