On Sat, 12 Jul 2008 11:25:58 -0700, Malke <malke@xxxxxx>
> raju wrote:
> > Hello,
> > (My computer configuration: Intel core2duo processor, Intel 945GCNL Mother
> > board, 512MB RAM, 160 GB seagate harddisk.)
> > I am from India, I have recently installed windows vista ultimate in my
> > computer(before I used xp proffessional). I have accidently deleted a
> > partition about 74.2GB size in which some important data around 12.89 GB
> > size. I have searched around the net, but the software to recover the
> > data and save it to a new place are too high for me to spend(demo versions
> > are only allowing to recover but not to access or save the data).I want to
> > know whether I can recover the partition as a whole or even the data in it
> > by myself.
> I am so sorry but the only way to recover that data is by either by using
> data recovery software or by sending the drive to a professional data
> recovery company. The latter will be far more expensive than the former,
> although some insurance companies will cover data recovery.
> You can Google for free data recovery programs and see if they work.
> Unfortunately, I can't recommend any since I use Easy Recovery Pro
> (expensive) in my business.
> The alternative is to chalk this up as a sad lesson learned about why
> backing up is A Good Thing and particularly that one should always back up
> before doing something major to one's computer, like installing a new
> operating system.
raju, I'll add to Malke's good advice above. Even if you are not doing
something major to your computer, you should always have a current
backup of any data important to you. You never know when disaster will
strike. Your hard drive and what's on it is always vulnerable to a
hard drive crash, user error, nearby lightning strike, virus attack,
even theft of the computer.
Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP - Windows Desktop Experience
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