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How do I recover lost emails and docs after computer formatted?

Q: How do I recover lost emails and docs after computer formatted?

I went and reformatted my computer, (major issues with it)
Long story short I don't have any of my saved outlook emails etc.
Is there anyway of recovering them? I thought that I did find some but they are
only like shortcuts or it says that I can't open it due to the path etc.

Its for work and I really need my stuff. I would appreciate any help at all.
It was running on Windows XP and had outlook 2007

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Preferred Solution: How do I recover lost emails and docs after computer formatted?

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A: How do I recover lost emails and docs after computer formatted?

You will probably need to use a data recovery program. Most of these are rather expensive however, there are a few free ones around. I've used Pandora Recovery for a lot of clients and had rather positive results.

It is a free download and pretty straight forward to run
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A:How to recover my emails deleted from my computer?

If it has been deleted from your local machine and is NOT in the "Deleted" folder and NOT on your ISP server, then I do not think you will ever see it again.

If you know who sent it to you, they may still have the data and/or even a "Sent" copy that can be resent.
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And the optical device functions normally.

How to recover the OS with these recovery DVD disks back onto the original(C:)?


A:How to recover the OS when (C:) is formatted?

The formatting would show the drive empty but many data recovery programs can get the data back.

However, they are typically not free since the data is hard to get back.

You can try this free one here:

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A:Recover a formatted partition

Recuva might be able to help, but I can make no promises. Also, did you did a full or quick format?
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A:Recover formatted drive

You might try one of These freeware suggestions.

I've seen This recover files from a Formatted HDD when others wouldn't .. But that was a long time ago.
The trial DL will see if it can read the Drive .. But you have to buy it to recover the Data.
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A:Recover Formatted Hdd - Spotmau ???


I've got most of the files back but some are just icons with jibberish.

Does this mean they are corrupt or saved in another format ????

Is there another better program to fully recover my files ????

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A:Can I recover my files and data after they have been formatted?

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A:Help! need to recover data from formatted disk

It would endanger any remaining data to try to change the file system yet again. Chances are you may have lost the data the first time.

Try scanning the drives with these programs. Look under the "Others" menu in Restoration and choose "Scan All Clusters". These are free and good and will give a good idea if anything remains of your files (if they allow access to an Ext2FS file system from Windows---I don't know).
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A:Solution to Recover the formatted files?

GetDataBack is the best data recovery software I've found. If you installed the recovery software on the target (formatted drive to be recovered) drive, you have degraded the data and probably caused the data corruption. A simple format alone will not destroy data, however installing software and overwriting the old data will destroy the data.

If the data is valuable, stop using the drive immediately.
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A:How to recover formatted HDD with folder structure

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A:Help - Recover Formatted Digital Camera Pictures??

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A:Recover photos from re-formatted hard drive

helstonian said:

Had to re-format hard drive after using a free utility to clean free space on my hard drive. After cleaning system would not boot, got message "New Technology Loader" missing. Dell techs advised me to re-format hard drive and reinstall OS (XP Pro). Did so and of course lost everything including photos of my now departed mother-in-law. I'm in big trouble if I can't get these photos back! Your help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.Click to expand...

If it is worth that much to you, might be best to take it in to a pro.

In the meantime, don't use it so as to avoid overwriting the files anymore than they already are.
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I suggest you contact the local data recovery company to recover the data. Thank you for your understanding.


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A:Corrupt/Semi-Formatted Hard Drive - Need to Recover Data!

Are you positive that it was "formatting"? There isn't usually a format when using the recovery partition for recovery, or the recovery disks. Did it actually say "formatting"?

I suppose it doesn't much matter because even if it had started to restore the disk image, the results would have been almost the same.

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Files that are not backed up are files you should expect to lose.

The trouble is that anything that would try to "rebuild" what was on the disk would need to include the data that is no longer present to create accurate structures, like an MFT or boot record. But try everything.


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Have you looked in Windows Explorer rather than on the desktop?

Are there some you remember that you cannot find using a good search tool?

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Don't panic and wait until Jumanji takes a look at your case. Until then do this (copied from another post of Jumanji):

Install Partition Wizard free. Choose your 1TB instead of 3TB mentioned in quote.

Launch PW and post a screenshot.

Then on the left pane click on Partition Recovery Wizard > Next > Choose your Seagate 3TB external to recover > Next > Full Disk > Next > Quick scan >Next.

After QuicK Scan completes you will get a Window showing the found partitions. Post the screenshot of it.

Double click on that partition/s also and show me the files.

You may then close the explorer,click on the Cancel tab to close the Window and then close PW. ( You may run Quick Scan again if needed.)

Wait for further instructions after I see the screenshot.

To attach screenshots Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
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Either your optical drive on the Dell, or the optical drive on the Toshiba. Try them in a third machine. My guess is that the Dell drive is out of alignment. Read them in the dell, and copy them back to the hard drive if needed, then rush down to Wal-Mart or Circuit City or CompUSA or Best Buy or Sams Club or Costco, and buy a new CD-Burner for about $24 to $29... or a DVD burner for $44... and make the problem go away.
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Boot the Win7 DVD or Repair CD to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots, to repair or rewrite the MBR to Win7.

If you need to download the Repair CD: Download Windows 7 System Recovery Discs — The NeoSmart Files

I'm not sure I understand why you expect Win7 to start up if you formatted the HD. Did you run full factory Recovery and it still won't boot? What did you format exactly?

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Use this to get it back
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Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Put your Windows XP disk into your cd-rom, and go into your bios.

Set the boot priority to Floppy(a)/Cd-rom(d)/Hard drive(c).

Save and exit bios. When your computer reboots, you should see a message that says "press any key to boot from cd". Press any key, and follow the onscreen instructions for installing Windows XP.

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See if this helps - Customize Tab - Add or Remove from Properties

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Thanks for sharing the info and the video.

It might make for a better demo video if you open the PST file in the HEX editor after you delete the e-mails from the PST file.

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well you should still have the DATA file as the uninstall will not remove that..... look in...

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A:lost all my data and *must* to recover it

Take the hard drive out, and install it as a slave drive in another computer or put it in a USB external enclosure and try to read the data.

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It's odd that all of your restore points are gone. If you had just booted up, you could undo the last restore, but I think thats far gone by now. Open up system restore and check, it might still work.

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As the forum rules state:

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It would be "unwise" for any members here to risk being banned by offering such assistance...