Lost data

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#1

My husband’s friend installed Microsoft Office 2007 on my HP desktop and cleaned up my hard drive. Now I can’t find my old data files, specifically last year’s TaxCut data. The software is there but I can’t find the data. I’ve tried everything I know, which isn’t much, but can’t find it. I’ve heard no files are ever completely gone unless your hard drive is reformated. Any idea how to find my tax info?


#2

It depends on how the hard drive was “cleaned up”. You can try something like Recuva, http://www.piriform.com/recuva. Do you happen to know the file name/s of your missing data? If so, just try a search to see if they are indeed still on your hard drive somewhere.