1.    01 Apr 2009 #1
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    System Restore lost my music, photos, and documents.

    Hello everyone!

    I need help with my computer!

    I just restored my computer to a previous date only to find that during the course of it, the action lost or deleted my belongings.

    All of my music, photos, and documents are all gone.

    Can anyone help?
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  2.    01 Apr 2009 #2
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    Re: System Restore lost my music, photos, and documents.

    A system restore will lose anything after the restore was taken.
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  3.    01 Apr 2009 #3
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    Re: System Restore lost my music, photos, and documents.

    Right, but i only restored to a couple weeks back. Everything I had was there before that time.

    Thank you.
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  4.    01 Apr 2009 #4
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    Re: System Restore lost my music, photos, and documents.

    I believe that system restore in Vista does NOT backup user documents, pictures or music files. You should do regular backups of important files using a backup program or at least to a CD or another drive. I would try backing out the restore point and if you are lucky enough to get your files back I would back them up and then re-apply the restore point.
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  5.    02 Apr 2009 #5
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    Re: System Restore lost my music, photos, and documents.

    It shouldn't remove any user documents like that.

    I did one at the weekend after I accidentally deleted my Downloads folder. The System Restore got it back, with all my music, photos and documents still there.

    Did it say the restore was completed successfully?
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  6.    02 Apr 2009 #6
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    Re: System Restore lost my music, photos, and documents.


    System Restore seems to back up and replace certain file types.

    If your data has been somehow deleted, undoing the last restore might help. It might also also make things worse as almost anythihg you do on your pc involves writing to the HD, potentially overwrting any deleted files.

    It may be worth trying a data recovery app. first, to see if you can locate and restore your missing files with that first.

    It is better to d/l and run the recovery app. and recover files on a separate partition , if possible.

    Here is a small recovery app. which runs just by right click and Run as Admin.


    Hope it helps.
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