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Recovering files after Windows XP System Restore

Well my parents computer had about a billion viruses on it and they called me a bitching about it of course. They couldn't clean the viruses with their Trend Micro Scans and the PC was basically inoperable. They ran a system restore and now all their damn pictures are gone.

I know they have to still be there! They had their PC set up with 2 user profiles, one for myslef and one for them. We both had a lot of pictures saved on this PC and would really like to have them back.

I am going to look at this tonight for them. Any advice on how to get these files back? I am pretty certain a system restore does not wipe out these files......

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If it's a system restore from within XP, then it should not have touched the files. HOWEVER, if they did a factory system restore using a CD/DVD that came with the system, then your screwed.

You need to find out exactly how they did it.

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If it's a system restore from within XP, then it should not have touched the files. HOWEVER, if they did a factory system restore using a CD/DVD that came with the system, then your screwed.

You need to find out exactly how they did it.
They said it was the system restore without CD. Just hit F10 upon boot up and went from there......

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Rhut roh raggy! If there's any chance of them being recovered, they need to stop using it immediately. You need to pull the drive and slave it in a clean puter then scan it w/ something like Recuva.

You might try these also.

http://dmitrybrant.com/diskdigger

http://download.cnet.com/Pandora-Rec...html?tag=mncol


The more they use it, the greater the chance they'll be overwritten.





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