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Goggle calendar lost data

Q: Goggle calendar lost data

Hi
I hope this is the proper forum

I just lost all my previous and future events in my goggle calendar.and my phone

Was I "hacked" or is this just weird
The new (2 week old) Samsung S6 and the program on the windows 7 64 bit computer shows the calendar but no events
Is there any way to recover it?
It was there yesterday !!!!!!
Mike

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All the calendar entries are gone. Fortunately I copied (manually) to a computer at work so I can reload them (manually). What I want is a 3rd party calendar app that can save all the entries to a file on the phone (which can then be copied to another computer with Windows Explorer). I am not going to use the Windows backup feature. I am using contacts+message backup app for the other stuff that I need to backup but it doesn't backup the calendar. I didn't even know that this memory loss was possible! What a bummer. I don't use my phone for much other than contacts, text messaging, and the calendar is very important - an error in judgement on my part in not seeking a backup feature earlier. Live and learn...
-pj

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I set up a goggle calendar for my son's boy scout troop and suddenly I am not able to edit the entries from my home computer...I am able to log on to google calendar at a different computer and edit, so it must be a firewall on my computer....what do I look for? I have windows XP and mcafee...thanks

A:Goggle Calendar

If anyone is interested...I tried accessing the calendar thorugh Monzilla (duh) instead of msn and had absolutely no problem...I can do everything I need too

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I had to do a complete wipe and restore. I thought I was doing it right by having a solid backup (Norton Ghost). After completing the reinstallation of my software, I went to my backup to restore my calendar data from microsoft Works 7 which is very important to me. I cannot seem to find the data. Restoring Microsoft works 7 Doesn't populate the data that was in my calendar. I tried to restore selected items from C:/program files/common files, and the files from Microsoft shared with no luck. My computer prior to the restore was a real mess, so I do not want to restore a lot of corrupt files. Does anyone know where the data is stored?

A:Microsoft Works 7 Calendar Lost Data

From what I have read, mswkscal.wcd file is the calendar data file; I think it may be kept in a hidden folder, so be sure to do your search for it accordingly.
Regards,
John

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Updated Office 2003 basic to pro version and all appears to be well except that there is no calendar data displayed anymore. All other files are present and fine. Looking for ideas, thoughts and comments.
 

A:Outlook lost calendar data after update

I ran into the same problem but finally found the file. Try this:
In the new Outlook, use File, open OL data file, browse to your old
outlook.pst file and open it.

Also, check out this link. It helped me. I did a search for the .pst files and couldn't find anything. But when I looked manually I found it.

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/assistance/HA010771141033.aspx
 

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I was wondering if anyone has lost data input (appts, events, etc) within their Outlook calendar?? I don't know if I have an automatic-archive that takes all my previous month's inputs and archives them. I've been inputting into Outlook for years...and can't find ANY of them except for the current month I'm using. Any ideas?? Thanks!
 

A:OUTLOOK 2007 lost calendar data inputs!

sounds like an archive situation

are you on a server or are your calendars just local to your computer under personal folders?
check if you see an archive folder tree and expand it in folder view to see if there are any calendars there.

also anything changed on your computer when this happened? anything moved, reconfigured, etc?
 

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Hi
Iíve been getting the following error message when my computer tries to sync with my I phone calendar using the google calendar sync.
Even thought the sync program says that the last sync was completed, the I phone calendar and the computer calendar doesnít sync

HTML:
google calendar sync error code 2016
It was working fine before about Aug 1st.
I went to Google's help center but it seems to have only generic help and not one for the code 2016
I didnít make any changes to the calendar program on the computer or the phone or my g-mail account

Iím using:
Windows 7 64 bit
Microsoft Office 2010 Home and Business with Outlook--- 32 bit
I phone 4 S
G-mail account for e-mail
google calendar sync ver. 0.9.4.1.

Mike
 

A:Solved: i phone and goggle calendar sync problems

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My computer is also a television and I was watching a program when all of a sudden a message flashed on the screen asking for my Microsoft Password. I could not remember it and when I finished watching my program and went to the Start page the Calendar had disappeared.

Can someone please advise why I have been asked for a password all of a sudden and how I get the Calendar back

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I want to know how do i insert a calender in excel which is linked to my data. It should be like a icon which should display the dates when clicked.
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Is it possible to export data from an older version Windows Calendar such as the Vista Calendar into the Windows 8 Calendar?T

Thanks.

A:Calendar: importing data

Export your calendar to an ICS file then log into your email account through a web browser, go to your calendar there and import the ICS file. The calendar app will sync the changes.

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My events that I put on my Windows 8 calendar app from Dec 2014 and earlier are gone. Any ideas how to recover them?
Thanks

A:Lost all my Calendar Events.

Do they still exist if you look via your web browser on outlook.com?

As far as I know the calendar app (win 8 desktop and phone) only show so many months worth and ignore early entries
Mine are also missing for last year if I look in the calendar, but on outlook.com it shows them all

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Hello,

When I first installed Win8, everything was working fine, I set up my mail app and it was working perfectly. After I made it recieve updates via the store, my calendar/messaging app disappeared without any reason. I tried to download it yet the store says I have already installed so I can't again, yet I don't have it anywhere. Any ideas on how to bring it back? Thanks in advance!

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I use windows live mail 2011 for my work email and keep appointments in my calendar. I have been happily using this for months now but when I opened it up today all of my calendar events have dissapeared both historical and in the future. I am desperate to get them back quickly... Please help

A:Lost Calendar Events

sorry, i was logged into the wrong account, d'oh!

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How to get hotmail calendar data to a website? I need to get the hotmail calendar data to the site after the user giving hotmail username and password withinthe site. This is similar to getting contacts from gmail/hotmail account to some other sites like facebook, orkut, hi5 etc....but here is a difference that there is a need for hotmail calendar data....plz help me.....thanks in advance..........
 

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Can anyone help.

I need step by step details of how to transfer all calendar data/appointments from an xp machine running outlook 2003 to a vista laptop running the same version of outlook 2003.

i have basic knowledge of functionality but not advanced.

thanks,

j
 

A:Solved: transfer of calendar data from old to new pc

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Thanks for taking the time to answer this question.

I have an excel spread sheet with dates in one column and events in the other. In many instances there are multiple events on the same date. I also have a few different calendars on word and Excel. Is there a way to do a merge so that the data in Excel will go onto the calendar on the dates listed??
 

A:Mergine Excel data into a calendar

Welcome to the Forum!

We will need to know more about the actual layout of your data and your calendars. I can think of a few ways in Word - mail merge being one - but really the more you can let us know, the more we can help.
I think there is a minimum posting number of 10 posts before you can attach files to your posts (helps fight spammers), so you could either do some other posting (help some others) or you could email me via my public profile (click on my name in this post) and send me a file and a link to this thread and I will post any files for you.
Do clear any real/confidential info from the files - we really just need the headers and an example or two of what they mean.
 

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My Restore points are completely gone and I need to restore back a few days. Recently I have had issues with Outlook Express sending multiple e-mails of the same message which I believe because of a virus. Other wierd stuff such as jpeg pics not opening as usual. I am on Dell Diminsion, XP, SP3. The Restore function is in on position and I have lots of HD space. Hope someone can help.
 

A:Solved: Lost Restore Calendar

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Hello. All of my events in my Yahoo calendar have disappeared. I've gone 3 weeks now without access. I have a business account with Yahoo so they have "escalated" the issue, which I now understand is a joke since their front line people are outsourced and give me the same scripted "working on it" BS every time I call and today advised me that they have no method of communication with their escalation team. I have given up on them fixing it. I thought it was a sync issue with my iPhone/iPad however I cannot even pull up the data on the yahoo site under my login via my Windows XP or Windows 10 laptops. My business and personal life are failing as a result of this. All events in my life are stored on their servers and unfortunately, because I assumed that because my data was housed with one of the largest ISP's in existence, therefore THIS could never happen...I never did back up the data anywhere else. I thought I had on my iCloud but Apple corrected me stating that is not the case because Yahoo is a 3rd party. Trying not to be dramatic and stay on point but suffice it to say, my entire professional life is on the brink of collapse because of this and I have no where else to turn. I am absolutely desperate to find someone who can help me restore this content! ANY ideas??? I can see from various blogs and forums that this is a problem that has affected many so someone out there has to have found a solution and gotten their lives and businesses back ... Read more

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I have Windows 10 and I've lost my Contacts List and Calendar in Windows Live Mail????
Ev

A:I have Windows 10 and I've lost my Contacts and Calendar

No guarantees......................
Go to Programs and Features > scroll down to Windows Essentials ( either 2011, or 2012 ) > rightv click at it > click Uninstall/Change > click Repair.

See if repair will fix that.

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I have a new computer with Outlook 2003 installed. I moved my Outlook 2002 personal.pst from the old machine to the new one and opened it in Outlook 2003 and copied each file folderís information to the new file folders in Outlook 2003. Every thing is ok except the calendar.

I can't figure out a way to copy the calendar folder from the old pst file without creating a new calendar folder in the Outlook 2003 file. I end up with two calendar folders and I only want one.

I've tried to drag and drop from the left window pane under calendars and nothing happens. I've also tired to select the pst calendar/right click/copy and paste to the new calendar folder and it creates a second copy.

I've also tried to export to a text file, but you lose all your reoccurring appointments.

I know there must be an easy way to do this. Any help would be appreciated!

Iím using:
Windows XP Media Edition SP2
Office 2003 Basic
 

A:Outlook 2003 calendar - copy data from old pst

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Any ideas of how to copy checkbox data from Outlook 10 Calendar to Excel?

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A:Copying data from Outlook Calendar to Excel

Controls are not data, you cannot copy them elsewhere.
 

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I have a HP Pavilion desktop of course running Windows 8 Home

When I first logged on I decided to use my Hotmail account and the primary account as Outlook.com When I first called an agent for some help he said that it was now settled and I could not have a local account. That I did not want!! He said I had to call MS to have it switched off. I just did a complete recovery since it was new and this time signed in with a local account. I have not liked Outlook.com ever since I tried it on my XP machine. So I deleted the MAIL app. Now, after a few weeks I'm changing my mind about using Outlook.com as an added account but not the primary account. But I can't find the app. When I go to the app store and click to get them nothing happens. When I do click on the People and Calendar metro tiles, which are still there, it simple goes back to the Metro Start page???

I DO NOT WANT OUTLOOK.COM to be the primary logon account. I want me as a user admin as a local account but I understand once this is done you can add Outlook.com but the pc is still a local account. However I can not seem to get them re installed When I go to the charms and select SETTINGS I do not see ACCOUNTS like a lot of Google links have suggested. Is there any help here? I'd appreciate it. jack

UPDATE: I did get to the store finally with IE browser and it reports YOU OWN THIS APP. But I cannot understand how to configure them. When I swipe the left side I see that MAIL, CALENDAR and PEOPLE are active. When... Read more

A:LOST MAIL, CALENDAR, PEOPLE APPS and can't get them

Hello Jack,

Double check in your all Apps screen to see if "Mail" may still be there to "Pin to Start" again.

If it's not there, then you may have uninstalled it.

You could search in the Store for "Mail" or look in "Your Apps" to install the "Mail, Calendar, Peoplem and Me...." app and restore it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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A:Lost Icloud contacts/calendar with Windows 10

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Windows 10 was released today, you'll have to give it a little bit of time to allow software developers to update their programs.

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Hi all,

I have run into a problem where one guy is sharing his outlook 2003 calendar with his secretary, suddenly he is not able to open or edit anything in the calendar, but the secretary is able to do everything! He is only able to see an overview of calendar (month, week, day) with the titles only but unable to open, edit, move or delete an item in specific. I checked the permissions and it has 2 options

Default: Owner
"secretary name" Edit

I even checked the secretary's calendar but couldn't figure out something she might have done to cause this to happen.

What could possibly cause that to happen?
 

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Please help! For some reason, when I go back to dates beyond May 2006, my calendars are blank! All the appointments I had kept in there are gone! Have they been archived somewhere where I can retrieve them? Or does Outlook only keep the information for the last year in there?
I have Outlook 2003.
 

A:Lost All My Calendar Info For Previous Years!

If they are still archived you should be abe to access them via - View > Folder List. The archived folder should be either at the top or somewhere near the top of the tree.
 

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I did a windows 8 refresh and now I have lost my emails, email folders, contacts, and calendar from outlook 2013. Can I get these back? It says refresh keeps personal files, does this include old emails, contacts, etc., etc.?

Thanks,
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i was wondering if the data (music, files, pictures, etc etc) is still recoverable...if so, what are the necessary steps that i should take to recover it...my friend sent me OnTrack 6.3 EasyRecovery Pro and i went out and bought Search and Recover 4...should i do a clean format on the drive and then run a data recovery software or should i run the software with the drive being 5% formatted...

if someone can lead me in the right direction i would greatly appreciate it...thanks

pete
 

A:Data Recovery Lost Data from format

Closing duplicate, please reply here:

http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/594609-data-recovery-lost-data-format.html

eddie
 

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I have a 300gb Maxtor Drive partitioned into 4 drives...the OS on the hd was Windows Vista...While i was reinstalling XP i accidently formatted the whole drive because it didnt show the rest of the partitions on the screen...by the time i realized what i just did it was already 5% formatted...so i decided to stop it by turning off my computer...

i was wondering if the data (music, files, pictures, etc etc) is still recoverable...if so, what are the necessary steps that i should take to recover it...my friend sent me OnTrack 6.3 EasyRecovery Pro and i went out and bought Search and Recover 4...should i do a clean format on the drive and then run a data recovery software or should i run the software with the drive being 5% formatted...

if someone can lead me in the right direction i would greatly appreciate it...thanks

pete
 

A:Data Recovery Lost Data from format

Don't know of any freeware ...
But I know someone who has recovered all of his data from a formatted drive using ..
http://www.runtime.org/

I know he tried some others ... but this one worked.
 

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I have a 300gb Maxtor Drive partitioned into 4 drives...the OS on the hd was Windows Vista...While i was reinstalling XP i accidently formatted the whole drive because it didnt show the rest of the partitions on the screen...by the time i realized what i just did it was already 5% formatted...so i decided to stop it by turning off my computer...

i was wondering if the data (music, files, pictures, etc etc) is still recoverable...if so, what are the necessary steps that i should take to recover it...my friend sent me OnTrack 6.3 EasyRecovery Pro and i went out and bought Search and Recover 4...should i do a clean format on the drive and then run a data recovery software or should i run the software with the drive being 5% formatted...

if someone can lead me in the right direction i would greatly appreciate it...thanks

pete
 

A:Data Recovery Lost Data from format

Please do not post duplicates. With patience, you should get a reply to your post within 24 hours.
 

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Alright so I'm using the 2011 version of Live Mail and all has been well since install... But now an old problem I saw with the older version is rearing its ugly head again: the program will begin to load, but after a while i get the message that Live Mail can't open because of corrupted data in my calendar (don't remember the specific message or error code here at the office), and of course i've never used its calendar. Sometimes a reboot helps, others not at all.

From googling i see this is not a new problem, but I also don't see a definitive cause or solution. Has anyone else had success making this go away?

A:Live Mail won't open...references bad calendar data?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by papaSmurph


Alright so I'm using the 2011 version of Live Mail and all has been well since install... But now an old problem I saw with the older version is rearing its ugly head again: the program will begin to load, but after a while i get the message that Live Mail can't open because of corrupted data in my calendar (don't remember the specific message or error code here at the office), and of course i've never used its calendar. Sometimes a reboot helps, others not at all.

From googling i see this is not a new problem, but I also don't see a definitive cause or solution. Has anyone else had success making this go away?



Seems to be a corrupted registry entry. There are some suggestions here. Windows Live Mail Could Not Be Started. Calendar contains corrupt data. Error 0x80070057

Ken J

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A:Access form to display data availability like a calendar

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Please help. I was having problems with getting my Windows mobile device to sync with my address book and calendar within Outlook in Office 2000. I decided it was time to upgrade so I bought Office 2003 Students and Teachers edition. After upgrading I found that my calendar, tasks, and address book were gone. How can I retrieve these so I can get on to the next problem - syncing with my Windows Mobile device?
 

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When trying to start Windows Live Mail I get an error message stating "Windows Live Mail could not be started. Closing Windows Live Mail. Your calendar contains corrupted data that is forcing WLM to close".

The error number is 0800010105.

I have researched this on the internet and found numerous possible solutions and have tried all of them with no luck in solving the problem. So far I have tried:
1. Uninstalling and reinstalling Windows Live Mail.
2. Running repair on Windows Live Mail.
3. Checking the date and time and unchecking the box to adjust for daylight savings time.
4. Deleting the Calendar folder under the Windows Live Mail folder.
5. Deleting my Hotmail Calender on the web and creating a new calendar.
6. Creating a new user account and running Windows Live Mail under that account (same result).
7. Resetting Internet Explorer to the default settings.

I am including the WindowsLiveMail.log file as follows:

* Log opened: 2011-11-04T19:31:26Z
*
* Windows Live Mail 15.4.3538.0513
*
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[15:31:32.63] 269c Calendar: Chk ERROR: (wcdatastore.cpp:222), failed with 0x80010105
[15:31:32.63] 269c Calendar: Chk ERROR: (wcdatastore.cpp:81), failed with 0x80010105
[15:31:32.63] 269c Mail: Zone_MailChk ERROR: (calplatformmanager.cpp:1014), failed with 0x80010105
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Hi: I want to add the Notes field to a Category view of appointments.

I managed to get the Notes field showing by using the Field Chooser, and picking Notes from the All Appointment Fields list.

I later removed the Notes column by dragging it off the bar with column names, and now can't get it back again.

I've looked in the Field chooser, but Notes no longer appears in the All Appointments fields list in Field chooser.

Help!
 

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I just went to my Google Calendar a few minutes ago, only to discover that all of my entries have disappeared! Is it somehow possible to get them back? I did a System Restore, although I figured that wouldn't work -- and it didn't.

Earlier this evening I ran CCleaner and I wonder if somehow that would've inadvertently erased my calendar entries. I've run it in the past and never had this problem. (I also ran SpySweeper, SpywareBlaster, AdAware, and my AV program, although I don't believe they would have caused this problem.)

I've lost several months worth of entries that I really would like to get back! I hope that someone will be able to tell me how. Thank you.
 

A:Solved: Solved: Is it possible to recover lost Google Calendar entries?

I found the answer on my own. Thank you.
 

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hello everyone

i had a<windows root > system 32 \hall.dllproblem after several attempts i was able to install windows xp pro and when i started my pc i foud that all my data was lost . is there any way i van recover that lost data and if there is any way how ? even i lost my internet connection . I tried to install AOL and that did not work .please help
mc
 

A:lost data

When you reinstalled the OS, did you perform a clean install or an implace upgrade or repair?

Clean install wipe out the drive - format reinstall
Repair - choose repair option
Implace upgrade reinstalled windows over itself

Also are all the old application available or you had to reinstall them?

If you look at C:\ Document and Settings do you see your old profile which contains the old data?
Have you tried to do a search for the all data using windows search?
 

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I have a Dimensions E520 with the OS being Vista. I have had numerous problems with certain programs. A month ago I rebooted my computer after windows were updated. Once rebooted all my files/documents weren't there. The programs are still there though. So, for a month I have been not working on my computer and using my laptop. But I am needing to obtain certain docs that were on there a month ago.

I had done a backup a month and a half ago and tried to restore using that backup. But for some reason it doesn't want to restore with that backup. So, now I am at lost because I do alot of work on this computer which now I don't have my original docs.

My computer looks like its a brand new system and I am afraid that I have to re-enter information for my quicken and so forth. Is there some way that I can retrieve all those files via my hard drive?

It would be appreciated if someone can lend some advice on how I can get it back to what I had from a month ago.

So, please someone help me. I know that it may be that I have to re-enter information but if there was a way that I can retrieve what I had before on the drive it would be helpful.

Thanks

A:Help on Lost Data

Hi -

This is the real thing we need to see about fixing :

"it doesn't want to restore with that backup"

Why do you think this is happening - do you get some sort of message saying it's unable to? Screen grabs are always nice.

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Not sure anyone can help, but I bought a program that will transfer data from my old computer (Vista) to my new computer (Win8) I plugged them both in. I had the screen on the Vista computer and it seemed to be working in transferring my stuff. I wanted until the lights on the new computer stopped blinking. Then I disconnected the Vista computer and hooked up all my wires from the Vista onto the Win8 computer. I can't find any of the data I supposedly transferred. Where would it be?

So now I think I better do the transfer thing again. So I take the old computer and plug it in (without monitor as I only have 1) No power. It's plugged in but the old computer won't go on. Now, I'm panicking... all my data, documents, spread sheets, genealogy are all in the old computer.

Now I do have backups... portable disks.... I see the info (or some of it) on the backup disks but how do I transfer it onto the Win8 computer? Theses were backedup from the old Vista computer.

Hope someone can help me find all my data.

A:Lost data

Just put the backup disks in the new computer & either move or copy the stuff to an appropriate location on the new computer.

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Hi
Im a girl so obviously dont know what im doing!!!! lol

I backed up all my documents (photos, files work stuff etc.) to disk so i could reset my computer.
After i had copied everything i needed to disk i ran the disk to check everything i neeeded was on there.. and it was.. then our computer crashed and now the disk is empty and i have lost everything... aaargh

please help is it gone forever.

computer is a dell inspirion 6400 running vista
 

A:data lost

What disk? Where? How?

Sorry, but you didn't explain what you did very well. Did you put your files on CD or another drive, or what? Where are they now and do you have copies?
 

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aoa
i have 320 gb wd external drive on which i saved some data some movies and documents and picss.but now when i connect it to my laptop it just shows an icon recycle bin and when i try to open it it says all files have been deleted.but the disk shows 13 gb of used space what has happened to it. ireally need that data how can i correct it plz help

specs
windows vista
hp laptop working fine

i dont knbow guys where to ask the questions mods will u plz place it in right region

A:hdd lost data

Hello Goats,

Could you go into Folder Options and confirm that Hidden and Protected OS files are displayed?

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Hello, recently I bought a Dual 2.5"/3.5" IDE SATA Hard Drive Disk All In 1 Clone Dock Station
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what should I do?
 

A:Data Lost

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Had a post it note type software that would display several notes everytime I booted. I tried to use system restore and found it turned off. Don't know how it was switched. Possibly a virus or software bug. Is there another way to restore to a previous date using third party software?

A:Lost data

Sorry to hear of your issue.  If you do not have any system restore points, then, as far as I know (and I am not an expert), you are pretty much stuck.  There are programs that will recover files, but none that I have heard about (so far) that will re-install programs that have disappeared.  Did you check the Control Panel (Uninstall Programs) to see if the program is still showing as installed?  If so, is there a "Repair" option if you click uninstall?  Some programs come with a repair capability to repair the program files and registry entries if something has become corrupted.
 
Personally, I rely on full system images done weekly on both of my computers, plus daily backups of any changed data files.  Nothing "forgets" faster than a computer.  Backups are really worth the effort.  There are lots of great products out there (Easeus, Macrium, etc.).
 
Hope this was of some help.  Have a great day.
 
Regards,
-Phil

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A few days ago, I went through extensive work translating the contents of various word files (in the process, ridding myself of significant data to concisely organize said files) to OpenOffice. Only days later, I moved the files to default folders belonging to the partition (created when i partiotioned my drive, but i haven't a clue what they are: named with random characters and contain txt files), and was unable to later access them (folder indicated that 0 files are contained within it, which i infer to mean that my files were basically deleted). So I restore my system to the most recent restore point, and the original file where i kept my OpenOffice files is where it used to be, the only problem being that the files arent there - nor do they exist on the hard-drive at all.

Is there any chance I can regain the data or is it irretrievably lost?

A:Lost Data?

System Restore, well, restores the system. I've never seen it restore lost user data. In fact, it has been moreover the CAUSE of lost user data. It is marked 'evil' in my book.

Anyway, from what I gather, you created OpenOffice file(s), copied data into them from the Word documents. Then days later, moved the Word?/OpenOffice? file to another directory/drive, but they are corrupted? Was that before or after restore? Was that on the same partition Windows resides on? What files did you delete?

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cant get any data from USB stick. Computer recognises the USB is in the port but requests for it to be inserted when I call for a previously create file or go to save on it, the message is the disk drive is not in use. Tried USB on another computer so thats nothe reason. Any ideas??

A:USB data lost

Welcome to TSF....

If the USB thumb drive works on another computer then first thing is to make a backup of the data on the thumb drive so you do not loose it.

Since the drive works on another USB port on another computer we can safely figure the drive is alright, so this means it is more than likely the USB post you are inserting the drive into on the computer that has a problem. Have you tried a different USB port on this computer? If not please try it and post back the results...

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computer went down ,when restarted ,computer started to save all data,when completed said install disc,did and would not run,then computer started to download the factory settings,after completion,I lost all data stored,how can I access my data.
 

A:lost data

i have moved to the hardware forum

So you have reset the PC to its factory condition using a recovery CD ?

when you did this , did you do a repair or a full installation and did you reformat the harddrive ?

whats the make and model of the PC

sometimes the recovery process will make a data section that you can access all your old data

what version of windows are you running
 

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Hi, is there anyone that can give me some advice please. I have a Sony Vaio FZ series laptop, anyway the graphics have gone down on it and sony are picking it up Tuesday. They told me to get what data I wanted to keep off it obviously before they have it incase they lose it or whaterver. Basically I took the hard drive out and put it in an encloseure connected it to my main computer and selected copy (the whole 'm' drive) and proceeded to paste it into another drive, everything started quite well it transferred about 50 gig or so and then slowed down and eventually come to a halt. Without any warning the computer shut down, anyway when I restarted and checked the laptop drive (m) it was showing that everything was still there but all folders etc contain no bytes, when I click properties for that drive it says that there is still 147 gig in there....strange and only 32 gig coppied to the other drive.

So basically what Im asking is there anyway of retreiving the data as it was only copy and paste and not cut....Thanks to anyone in advance

A:Lost Data

Welcome
I think that if you download the free version of recuva, you will be able to save your stuff
http://www.piriform.com/recuva

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My Mobo is a Quad Core Duron with 4Gb ram.
I kept all my important data on a 1TB sata drive.

After purchasing two 500Gb identical drives, I took the data drive out and installed a Sata Raid0 on the two drives. I then installed Window7 64Bit ultimate on the striped raid array.
All went well.

My catastophy began when I shut down and attached the Data drive, as it rebooted, the Raid included the Data drive in the array and procedded to stripe it.
I have now lost all of my data.

I know now, that I should have told the mobo to use only sata 1 and two, and not 1 2 3 and 4.

My question is, can I recover this data or at least some of it ?

I did a "quick format" of the drive and ran a couple of recovery programs but all they saw was the "striped"
Windows stuff carried over from the two 500Gb drives.

Apart from that, nothing has been written to the drive.

Any help appreciated.
 

A:Lost Data

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I accidently deleted some .rar files & some movies

I tried to recover those with lots of different appz but didnt success

Any help would be great
Thanking You

A:Data Lost

which apps did you try? Did you empty your Recycle bin? You can try Recuva or Test Disk to attempt recover your lost data.

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hi all
here I got surprised that data from my CD is lost.
I purchased a licenced copy of a software a long time back.that time it was ok and everything was fine.
now a days again I'd the requirement of that software.
this time when I tried to install from the same original CD given by the vender,it's not working.when I checked the disk it's showing no data.it's just an blank CD.
how it happend ?
is it possible that the data cen be lost from the CD after a certain period.
I requested the vender and sent the invoice,this time he charged me 50%of actual price and sent me the new CD.it's ok ,working fine
but my concern is it possible that the data can automaticaly be lost ?
 

A:is it possible the data from CD to be lost ?

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hi i have a portable hard drive plugged into my computer with all my work on it and i ran a chkdsk D:/f and it deleted a few really important files is there anyway i can get them back?
 

A:Lost Data

anyone i have lost a whole website on that hard drive that took me years to make...
 

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Dear Friends,

I have a Fujitsu Siemens desktop pc bought 3 years ago.
Yesterday when I restarted it then I got message to enter a new name of pc, and new username name and password. In other words the message I got was someting about like I am setting up a brand new pc.

I lost all my previous work
Opera, Fire Fox, Microsoft Office (Word Excel, Power Point, Outlook), Nero, McAfee, every thing I lost

After I created new name to my pc and new username and password, I reinstalled again some few programs that I already have on cd. But stored lots of files into Opera that was my main Internet Browser.

Is that possible to look after my previous data (My old pc name & Username and Password)?

A:Please help . . . I lost all my data

Hi GR7.

Is it possible that you've triggered a system restore to factory defaults from the recovery partition?

Is it possible that you have more than 1 HDD, or more than 1 partition on a single HDD that you've logged in to?

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hi, i had a prob with my computer and internet. was advised to use my back up cd, which i did, but i have in turn lost every single program/file from my computer. I am quite desperate. is there any way of me getting them back?? Please help me!

A:Lost DATA

sounds like they had you reformat, in which case, no, theres no way, maybe if you spent hundreds of thousands of dollars for a professional data recovery team to work over your hdd......

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Hi,
I didn't have any users set up on my XP. I wanted to stablish my own account to have some privecy from the rest of my falimy, but when i signed a new user, I lost all the files and e-mails from my PC. Please help.

Hab

A:lost data

Files stored locally in the \my documents\ area of the computer can usually only be access when you're logged in as the relevant user. Don't panic, the files are still there, you just can't see them whilst you're logged in as the new user. If you think about it, this is exactly the effect you're looking for, it'll just require a small amount of preparation to get it working right for you.

You could log in with the local Administrator account, which will then allow you access to all the required folders, and transfer them across. The files will currently be in the following folder:

c:\documents and settings\<<OLDUSERNAME>>\My Documents\

where <<OLDUSERNAME>> is the logon name of the 'old' account.

Just transfer everything in there to

c:\documents and settings\<<NEWUSERNAME>>\My Documents\

where <<NEWUSERNAME>> is the logon name of the 'new' account.

You might also check the folder:

c:\documents and settings\<<OLDUSERNAME>>\Desktop\

just in case anything was stored on your old desktop. You can drag and drop those files straight onto your new desktop if you like, or alternatively the:

c:\documents and settings\<<NEWUSERNAME>>\Desktop\

Another alternative is to log back in as your original user, and then load all of your files onto a memory stick, or other removable media, or even create a new folder off the root of C:\ and transfer them across that way.

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i formatted my D drive by mistake . it had all my work files now i'm screwed . i want someone to recomend some good data recovery program asap plz thnx Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Lost All My Data

Data Recovery Technician would be your best bet...

I recommend Drive Savers...

The only way a third party program could get it back is if you would have made a compressed backup...

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i saved a bunch of data to a portable hard disk - all in the root directory. i also installed an app-usb secure-which controls the hard disk. since the data was so mixed up, i created some folders to organize it. now can't open the hard disk-when i try, i get an error message "application not found". so i think i moved the security app by accident. any ideas on how to open the hd and/or retrieve the data?

A:lost data

Have you tried re-installing USB Secure?

You might want to clean up your folder and registry the best you can beforehand, or see if "Remove Programs" will function, first. Other wise reinstall to the same location as before.

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I have recently attempted to upgrade a Dell PowerEdge 840 server from 2 mirrored and dynamic 500gb drives to 2 1TB mirrored drives. The SAS 5/ir controller had the 2nd mirrored pair removed and I now need to recover the data from the 2 500gb drives (approx 400gb of data). I am unable to restored the raid 1 configuration from the drives back to the controller (after 5+ hours of phone support with Dell).

When I connect each drive seperately to another system, they come up as Unallocated and show up as having been Dynamic drives in the mirrored set. I am currently attempting a data recovery on one of the drives, but looking for a speedier and more effective way to recover the important data fromt he 2nd mirrored drive.

Any assistance is GREATLY appreciated.
 

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Hello all.

I really messed up. I formatted my hard drive and forgot to back up my programs. is ther a way to get my stuff back.
 

A:Lost all data

Well your programs are a different story than your data. If you wanted to get your Microsoft Office, or something like that you will need to have the installatoin disc/files to do so. However if you were hoping to get off some word or excel documents then you might be able to use a data recovery software to see if it is still there.

BTW
:wave:Welcome to TechSpot:wave:
 

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I backed up my c drive using the built in Dell DataSafe Local Backup system in my Inspiron 570 PC. Service Tag # 1WS9KM1.
I was advised to this from a friend of mine. Upon completion of the backup, I found that I lost all my 2007 outlook contacts in my address book. Plus I lost a number of documents from My Documents, and all my picture files. I tried to contact Dell to inquire if I could reverse their backup. Did not receive any help.
I am an 83 years old man who has only limited knowledge of PC's. I do have Norton Ghost 15 which I use to backup my C Drive to an external Buffalo hard drive. I believe we failed to perform a backup before we backed up with the Dell system. The earliest date I can restore the system is 8/16/2012. All earlier restore points were deleted. My next thought is to move/transfer all my important data, such banking info etc. to my HP laptop and Recover my Dell PC to its original
factory setup. Any advice or help would be much appreciated.
MayorSam
 

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Hey,
i am running windows xp sp2... i have a 160gb segate.. today i was trying to run scan disk c: , d: , e: and f: but by accident i click to format drive and clicked to quick format after i realized oh my God by accidently i am formating my drive without thinking anything else firsthand i restarted my computer and when it started again i went to the my computer and click on f: but it was telling me do you want to format it now ( yes, no ) i was clicking no and it was not letting me in, over and over i was trying to get into drive f: but same message so i click on yes and now my i lost all of my data from my drive f: , is there any way to get back my data ?

note : it was formated directly without going to the recyclebin....

any help will be appriciated... thanks in advance..

A:data lost in win xp

Quote:





Originally Posted by MaxPayne


Hey,
i am running windows xp sp2... i have a 160gb segate.. today i was trying to run scan disk c: , d: , e: and f: but by accident i click to format drive and clicked to quick format after i realized oh my God by accidently i am formating my drive without thinking anything else firsthand i restarted my computer and when it started again i went to the my computer and click on f: but it was telling me do you want to format it now ( yes, no ) i was clicking no and it was not letting me in, over and over i was trying to get into drive f: but same message so i click on yes and now my i lost all of my data from my drive f: , is there any way to get back my data ?

note : it was formated directly without going to the recyclebin....

any help will be appriciated... thanks in advance..




You could try repair install if the pc gives you the option/

1 - Boot with the Windows XP CD press any to boot XP disk
2 - Boot with the Windows XP CD and at the Setup Screen press Enter
3 - You will be taken to the Windows XP Licensing Agreement. After reading the agreement press F8 to proceed.
4 - The next screen gives you the option to do a fresh (clean) install or to repair the selected Windows XP installation. To run a Repair Install Press "R" at this time.
**Note** if you do not see the option to repair the selected Windows XP installation DO NOT choose the option to continue... Read more

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There was a power surge and now one of my HDD only sees its unused space, it had "unknown" partition I had no choice to repartition my HDD. But now it sees its total space as free space before the power surge.

I have reformatted and reinstalled OS on my computer: Hard drive in question is 400GB IDE drive that thinks its a 137GB hard drive, 80GB IDE hard drive have OS windows xp pro SP1 I think because of reformat, Gigabyte KT333 motherboard I think, AMD Athlon 2700, Gforce FX 5500.

It there any way I can recover the used space or ad least make my computer see the hard drives total space.
 

A:HDD data lost

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Ive just installed a new Samsung H/D WITH xp/sp1 nfts and used original H/D with win 98se as slave (Maxtor)
The problem is that xp locates the drive and asks if i want to format it as file system comes up as RAW?
ALL jumper settings and bios detection is correct and the second drive (win 98se) Runs perfectly well on its own right with no problems?? fat 32 sys
I would like to transfer all files over to new drive before re formating this one.

Any Ideas to resolve this will be welcomed
 

A:Lost data

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im using p4 machine .i was planning to replace hdd (80 gb sata to 80 gb sata)
so i planned to use ghost 8 (Symentec) for that .But while selecting source & destination drive i made mistake . i selected new hdd as source & old hdd as destinatin.
i lost all data.so kindly suggest me what to do?
which is best software to use in this condition for data recovery.

Kindly guide
 

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I installed XP,Home in my bakup computer,I did this because I somehow lost Windows98SE while installing a New MB.I have Two hard Drives installed a 6GB that came with it(C) and a 40GB Maxtor,Somehow the XP program reformatted Disc C and I seem to have lost 1/2 its data.When I installed the 40GB Drive I copied everything that was on C to it.When I go to the D disc I cant find the data that was lost from C???? The 6GB is the Master and the 40GB is the slave,should I switch them around?When I copied all the data from C to D did the programs I had installed get copied too????
 

A:Lost Data!!

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Hola

I was wondering does any one know of software wich you van use to rcover data from deleted partitions?
 

A:Lost Data

Acronis Partition Recovery can restore deleted partition.
It has automatic and Manual recovery mode selections plus a Windows XP-like wizard styled interface for superior usability and ease of use.

 

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A friends laptop with all his work died. We have removed the HD and connected it ot a usb connection but just get errors and asks to format. Have tried HDD regenerator, easy recovery, getdatabackfor fat, file recover and some more with no luck. just errors. I take it that the drive is bad even though it makes noises.
 

A:Is the data lost?

You might be able to save the drive,

Using 2.5 cable adapter from laptop HDD to 3.5 desktop HDD connector. Best bet is to either find someone who has this type of setup or go buy the connectors yourself. You would still need to get Norton Ghost or opensource version to clone that bad drive to a new 2.5 HDD for the laptop. If it's really really bad and you get errors while cloning or backup then you're out of luck. You could put the drive in the refg to cool it then it again. Another way it to take a screw driver and tap it a few times lightly, don't go crazy. There are companies out there that can recover the data for you, but at a high price.
 

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I have a Seagate 3T desktop expansion, after a recent power failure, the drive is inaccessible. It is seen by the computer as a local disk, but that is it. I have been scouring the net for recovery programs, so far nothing actually sees the drive. I had a flash drive in at the same time and it also is inaccessible. This happened with a 1T Seagate drive, and I was able to recovery the files using M3 Data, however every time I run it freezes with 4 seconds left. Seagate offered to recover the files for $600. I told them they "out their goddammed minds". Any information as to why this happens and how to prevent it would be appreciated and ANY help with recovery would also be greatly appreciated.
PS I will NEVER Buy a Seagate drive again, EVER!
 

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I was changing my user account to help speed up my computer and I said to delete all files associated with the user name and clicked a button, walked away while being distarcted by my six year old before realizing I told it to delete all my documents and pictures. Is there anyway to recover that data or is it too late.

A:Lost Data

System Restore might work, take it back a day before you deleted your info

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I was cleaning up some FileMaker files. The wrong ones went away. So I did some finds and looked everywhere for these files. They are gone!

I selected 2 files to move to the trash. When I moved them, the wrong ones disapeared. I didn't empty the trash or delete anything. However, I have searched everything and looked at every potential link. They just disappeared!

First, how can that happen? It didn't ask if I wanted to delete, etc., etc., or anything. Second, is there another possibility for me to look at? Could they have been hidden? Surely, there is no way to delete files without being asked if I really wnat to delete them!

This is very upsetting.

A:I Lost Some Data

If you think the files could be hidden, you can enable the ability to view hidden files in the Folder & Search Options.


Code:
Organize > Folder & Search Options > View Tab > Show Hidden Files, Folders and Drives
If you believe the files were deleted accidently, you can use a program like Recuva to recover them.

If you'd like a different explorer shell, there are quite a few options, here are a few:

xplorer?
XYPlorer
FreeCommander
DirectoryOpus

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My wife's machine had XP with Outlook Express working, and the storage folder for OE was located on the desktop, in Desktop/New Folder/Emails

Anyway, after I tidied up the desktop for her about a week ago and thought I was being very careful only to delete unwanted files and folders, her email in OE has all disappeared up to the date of the 'tidy-up'.

This is extremely puzzling. Please allow me to elaborate:

I performed a search using the hidden/system files options. I checked for *.dbx files over the whole C drive. None of the missing dbx files appeared .

Next, copied the Recuva program on to a stick, and ran it from there. Searched for 'email files'. One old zip file full of dbx files came up. NOTHING else, - not even as overwritten, damaged files. So the implication is that there are no other identifiable deleted dbx files on the drive.

Tried the same thing with PC Inspector. Same result.

So it looks like I have not actually deleted the emails. But if I didn't accidentally delete them during the tidy-up, what else could have happened?

All I can think of is accidental overwriting. But how could that happen?

They should at least appear as damaged lost files, even then, so I am now scanning with PC Inspector for 'lost files'.

Nothing - no lost files either.

So what could it be? I am totally stumped.

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A:Lost data

You would run chkdsk /f on the drive to determine if there was disk or file corruption.

That is an unusual location for OE which is usualy installed under the users profile

Did you empty recycle bin and defrag the drive?

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"A few days ago I lost all but 12 tunes from my iTunes library (+/- 1000) and that same day I noticed I lost all my time posted calendar events on my Computer and naturally without noticing this before I HotSync'ed, I lost them on my handheld Palm as well. Interesting enough only the calendar events were lost not my Contacts. Also the Untimed Events were not lost only the Timed Events."

Thanks,
nick


DDS (Ver_09-05-14.01) - NTFSx86
Run by nick porcaro at 2:24:50.26 on Fri 06/05/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1014.402 [GMT -4:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k hpdevmgmt
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HTTPFilter
C:\PROGRA~1\Iomega\System32\ActivityDisk.exe
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A:Lost some Data

Hello and welcome to TSF.

Please download ComboFix from one of these locations:

Link 1
Link 2
Link 3

* IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop
Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications. They may otherwise interfere with our tools

How to disable AVG8

Please open the AVG8 Control Center, by right clicking on the AVG 8 icon on task bar.

* Click on Tools.
* Select Advanced Settings.
* In the left hand pane, scroll down to "Resident Shield".
* In the main pane, deselect the option to "Enable Resident Shield."
* To re-enable AVG 8, when Combofix is done, please select "Enable Resident Shield" again.

Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.
As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal. It will allow you to boot up into a special recovery/repair mode that will allow us to more easily help you, should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware.
Follow the prompts to allow ComboFix to download and install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console, and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console.
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Hi can any one help with this one
i was setting up a new user account on one of the computers at work and got called away when i got back someone had turned the computer off and when i re-started it the user account what was already on has gone and all the emails and contacts with it
is there anyway i can retrieve this information
any help would be greatly appreciated
the computer runs xp pro

A:lost data

Did you happen to create a restore point on that computer? If you did, it'll restore all things to that point, including all files that have been created since then. So, if you do this, proceed with caution. Alternately, there should be a folder containing the users contents. As far as e-mails go, you still should be able to log into the email and retrieve those. As far as the contacts, shouldn't that be with the email account? If not, those might be saved in the folder for that particular user. Make sure you're logged in as the administrator, and you should be able to access all the files.

Regards,

Brandon

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I run windows vista on my pc. But I was having some issues which seemed to be caused by my new graphics card. A friend of mine recomennded that install XP on a different hard drive to see if the problem was a driver issue.

So I booted XP from the CD and waited for the instruction to folllow. But no instructions did follow. It didnt let me select a partiton and formatted the c: drive. Anyway I contiuned the installation as vista seemed to have gone with the wind.

Anyone so now all the data on my C drive has gone, but all the data on my back up E: drive has gone as well. Overall I'm not too worried, but their were some videos on there and some data I'd hate to lose. Is there anyway to recover this data even though the drive has been formatted and a new OS has been installed or is it gone for good?

If anyone could let me know ASAP so I can get Vista re-installed again and prepare to kill my friend! I'm reluctant to install anything incase it re-writes over old and hidden data.

Any Help appreciated.

Rachel
 

A:Lost Data

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Hi, can you help, my Nokia lumina 630 locked me out for 76543789 minutes (not exact number) so I was told to reset to get into my phone. I have done this and it has worked but have lost all my contacts pics etc...... Is there any way of getting them back?? Thanks

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Oh-Oh, now I am in trouble. Recently had to reinstall office 2003 to my XP Pro system I just realized that it deleted all of my saved data stored in ďMy Documents.Ē In addition, my Norton Recycle Bin is empty. Is there anything I can do to recoup these lost documents? Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Eddie460
 

A:Lost Data

Use system restore, go back to before the install, back up files to disk, then use system restore again to bring you back to the current settings

Hope this helps
 

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I had to run my recovery disk on my Windows XP Media Center 2005 system. Although it said I wouldn't lose any data nor files, I did. But only under my profile. None of the profiles show up at start up but the Documents folders for each profile show up under Documents and Settings. The kids' data is all there, but all of mine if gone; Favorites, Wedding Photos, My Music, etc. I am looking for a way to recover all this. Any suggestions? After a 4 week strike I have no money to buy software so I need a good one that's free.
 

A:Lost data

For starters; Stop Using your computer is the MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU CAN DO.
do you have access to another one to use until you try and recover your files?
I can relate on the money issue I just got one days notice that there is no work for a while Grrrr
File recovery is tedious and requires lots of patience.
Free file recovery programs are hard to find that actually work.
Most of the ones you see online that appear to be free are simply trials and will not actually recover the files for you unless you buy the program
here is the search I did;
http://www.google.com/search?q=file...s=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a
>>>Does ANYONE HERE at techguy have any good suggestions for Free recovery software ???<<<
Most Important thing... backup any and all files from now on to CD-DVD
 

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Okay, first thing, I now have a backup solution in place, but unfortunately I didn't when this went down. And obviously I'm deeply regretting it. I hoping that someone here will recognize my issue and help discover a solution.

Here's what happened:

I moved a secondary drive 120gb (FAT32) out of one computer directly into another system of mine. Both are running Win2000. When I moved the drive it was setup as a secondary drive in the new system, but it had a slave DVD drive under it so i needed to make a minor change to the jumpers. When I first booted the system up, it recognized the drive. All seemed good, but when I went to get some data from the drives I realized that many of the directories (almost all of them) were represented by random symbols and numbers. I ran a checkDSK on the drive which started after reboot. It stopped almost half way through due to lack of space on the drive. It stopped and rebooted. I noticed that when windows came back it had the directory structure back, but in some cases (about 30-40%) where there was once directories, now there we just files with the same name as the directories that were missing. The weirdiest thing is, is that although there doesn't seem to be a direct way to get to these "missing" directories, the data space is still taken up. My hard drive doesn't have anymore free space than it did before this happened. So, all this being said I think the data is still there, I just can't get to ... Read more

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Plugged in my pen USB tonight and all my data was gone,family photos,videos the lot. Drive says it's empty. Is everything lost? Is there any free software to get my stuff back?
Utterly gutted!
Thanks.
 

A:Can i retrieve lost USB data???

You can try data recovery software however I would not hold out much hope with a flash drive. Here is a link to a free data recovery app http://www.piriform.com/recuva

This is just one of the reasons why we stress backups SO much. Data you do not backup is data you do not care about. All drives fail; it is only a question of when your drive will fail.
 

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Hello,

I am using windows vista 32 bit on compaq notebook with AMDAthlon X2.

Recently I installed odin-Diet software (For share trading) on my notebook. For running this software I had to turn UAC off and also to install setup file was run on "Windows XP compatibility mode"

After the install, saved files in Program files > JHora software (An astrology software which I regularly use) are not being displayed. Although all softwares are working fine. and all otehr files are displaying.

I turned UAC on but still those files are missing. Is there any way by which I can revive those files.
I shall be very thankful to you

Regards

A:Lost some data after turned UAC off

Hello,

I just found them in Users > User > Virtual store >program files

program was storing it there by default.

Thanks
Regards

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Hello,

I was shocked when I discovered that my precious digital images and my important documents were not to be found on my external drive after I did a backup in order to reinstall windows due to performance problems with my PC. Before formatting the drive and installing a fresh copy of windows, I copied all my documents , pictures, etc.. that I wanted onto my new Freecom hard drive that I bought specially for this occasion. It was something in the order or 20 GB of data that I copied.

After I finished installing windows, I needed a file that i placed in my ext. hard drive and was shocked to discover that not only was it not there , but my 20GB worth of data was not there too as well as a full backup of my laptop(using Ghost). I have no idea how this came to happen. I remember double checking that all the data was there, which it was.

The question is, how could my system just go into my hard drive and delete all my data without asking me. And more importantly how could I get it back? At no stage did the xp installation process ask me anything to do with my hard drive.

All opinions and suggestions welcomed.

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please help....


the f:/ drive of my hard disk has gone loco...while tryin to access folders it says

"the disk in drive is not formatted. do u want to format it now"

only one folder gives me access to it n rest of it doesnt allow to open them...when i

checked the folder size it shows "folder empty" & when i checked the f:/ drive space it

shows 9GB in use which has been the same.


this happened when i took my hard disk to frns house but when i log in to my hard disk the

f: drive was corrupted

maybe the file to folder association might have lost or something like that..i dont know


just pls pls plssssssssssssssssssss help me recover my data back plssssssssssssss...i want

to recover my 9GB of f drive back as it contains some.doc,mp3,pdf,, n many more format

files...pls suggest some good solution..

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this is a duplcate

this is a duplcate of http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic77958.html

please abandon this thread and use only the previous
 

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I Have A E-machine Computer / Windows Xp 2000
I Did A Upgrade To Sp2
After The Upgrade The Next Day I Tried To Open 1 Of My Microsoft Works Spreadsheet And Found The File Opened But I Had No Data
This File Had Important Data Going Back To 01-01-04
Is There Any Way I Can Retrieve The Data From This File
There Were Other Files With This File And They Are Ok
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Zero Kb
Need Help !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank You

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Hi i ''had'' allot of text docs save to a 4G usb stick some of which i deleted for the sake of my own privacy ,i was lending it out to other peoples.

I just need some suggestion on freeware programs that's are easy to use ,i only need to retrieve 1 .txt file with an old gmail password that i had deleted.
 

A:Retrieve lost data from USB?

Hi YOGURT

Have you tried Recuva?
http://www.piriform.com/recuva
 

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My last "out of range" recovery attempt caused me to lose some data.
I'm using a Compaq SR5410F with Vista and have been dealing with the
standard "out of range" message quite frequently.
I'm aware of the "out of range" fix but I have a 22" LCD and do alot of
graphics, 800x600 doesn't suit me, XP gave me better than 1024x960
and I don't think that Vista is the OS for me but when I bought this
computer it was only offered with Vista.

Last night, I could not get to safe mode nor to a command prompt, the
only screen available was the recovery utility and the only option was to
reformat the Windows partition and once the recovery started, I shut down
immediately once I realized that I'd lose my files but it was too late, the only screen that would show up was the recovery screen.
I have heard that the data still resides on the drive and now that I've reinstalled
all of my software, I need to know whether the lost files can ever be recovered.

Has anyone out there got a fix for my lost data? I'd really appreciate it if someone
could give me direction, the files were photos (jpg) and a few .mod files from my
video camera. Yes, I've already learned the importance of backing up my files but
I could still use a break here.

Thank you for your help if that help is forthcoming...
Eddie

A:Lost my data last night

If you wouldn't have touched your hard drive after losing the ability to boot into it, there would have been a chance of recovering most of your files from the hard drive. Unfortunately, since you have reformatted and installed everything back there is a slim chance that you may be able to recover anything. If you would like to attempt to see if there's anything left that is recoverable on your drive, try using RecoverMyFiles. For that, you will need to install it on another hard drive so it could scan the entire affected drive.
Sorry, but there isn't much else you can do. To prevent this from happening again, purchase an extra hard drive where you could store your media files instead of storing them on the main drive with the OS.

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I had recently upgraded to Windows 10. Earlier, I was using Windows 8. After upgrading to windows 10, I had lost all my previous data which is really useful for me. Please tell me how I can recover my deleted data.

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I am looking for a program that could recover my lost data from my hard drive. I had to reformat my hard drive to reload windows and I deleted the second hard drive in my computer where my back up data is stored. Is there a program that can get my data back in the folder not by there extension?
 

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I formatted about seven cds and put data and pictures on them with my Dell computer. I popped the cds out and put them back in to make sure the info was still on them before I deleted it off my computer. When I put the new cds into my Toshiba, nothing shows up on the cds. I can look at the back of the cds and tell there is something on them. Is there a reason they won't show up on any of the computers I've tried them on??? Please help! I am very sad to see all of my work gone!
 

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I recently loaded a MS Office program onto a friend's laptop to use while I'm dictating a book I've written. Last night I saved a Word Doc (I'm using MS Office XP Pro on a Windows 7 laptop I borrowed), I typed about 6 pages of new work onto a document I already had saved on the Desktop of the computer AND on a USB drive. Today I went to continue my dictation and found that all 6 of the new pages were gone ON BOTH SOURCES.
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Hi,

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The slave drive originally had XP on it.

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Is there anyway I can recover my profile and more importantly recover my files?

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As your IT guys have tried, I would say NO.
Do your IT guys backup all the PC at work.

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I tried the to windows xp, however, I some of my data in the process. Repairing win xp when a file is missing or corrupt, and do not boot to win. You can repair by skipping the first R and selecting the second R. The Win xp disk will only replace system file and lose any data or setting. I did not see the second R, but I when ahead and ran win xp anyway. I it not delete the partition or re-format the hard drive. I have not have same login and some my data is missing. Is their a free program to help me get back my data?
 

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Please explain again what you did. Start with the very first sentence.
 

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