Solved HP non destructive recovery

December 30, 2009 at 16:55:15
Specs: Windows XP
I did a non destructive recovery and lost all my music files. How do I retrieve them

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December 30, 2009 at 17:09:43
"This is a non-destructive recovery, which recovers factory- shipped programs, drivers, and the operating system without affecting any data files that you may have created since purchasing this PC. Some data files may be difficult to find after the system recovery, so it is best to back up all hard disk files before performing a system recovery."

So you have tried searching for your data files?

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December 30, 2009 at 20:50:59
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I think the only personal files that are saved are in the My Documents folders. If the music was elsewhere then you may have wiped it out.

You could try a recovery program to see if any can be retrieved.

Look below for some programs.

PC Inspector (freeware)
Zero assumption Recovery
The demo is limited
It will only recover 'up to' four folders per run
But you can make multiple runs
IMO the best, but not free

You could also try to use recuva. I am not sure if it will work in this instance but may be worth a try.

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