|So here's my situation. I decided to restore an old Dell laptop to its factory settings, so I backed up personal files from it onto a DVD. |
So, once it reformats and upon going through all the setup stuff, Dell asks me if I want to setup this feature called "Easy Transfer". Unwittingly, I decide to do it because I want to immediately put all the files I had backed up back onto the computer. I pop the backup DVD into the drive, an then I quickly realize that it's reformatting the DVD, so I cancel it.
I look at the DVD drive and it says 314MB of 4.38GB, like it originally did. But when I open the DVD, there are no files on it. I checked another computer and the same thing happens. Have these files been permanently deleted, or is there some way for me to recover them?
(I tried Recuva but it says there's no disk in the drive.)