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Windows 7: System restore after laptop overheated

31 Dec 2015   #1
SaveTheQueen

Windows 7
 
 
System restore after laptop overheated

I was cleaning and placed a small box beside my laptop, near the fan, without even realizing where I had placed it. My laptop went into hibernation due to overheating.

I let it cool down for a bit, finished my cleaning, etc. Then once I turned it on again, it said it required a System Restore. I've had this happen once before :| so I agreed to allow it to restore without worrying too, too much... but so many of my photos are gone now. Photos which I didn't think I needed to really worry about, since they are months old.

Is there a way I can get these back?


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31 Dec 2015   #2
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

A system restore would not have bothered any of your photos. Something else happened. Everyone should have a backup of their drive for this kind of emergency.
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31 Dec 2015   #3
SaveTheQueen

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
A system restore would not have bothered any of your photos. Something else happened. Everyone should have a backup of their drive for this kind of emergency.
But a system restore, before accepting one, specifically warns about having recent files disturbed. All of the photos I speak of are ones I recently organized into separate folders (that's actually something I forgot about when I made this post).

Is there anything I can do?
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31 Dec 2015   #4
Baddog22556

Windows 7
 
 

You can use System Restore to remove any system changes that were made since the last time you remember your computer working correctly. System Restore does not affect your personal data files (such as Microsoft Word documents, browsing history, drawings, favorites, or email so you won't lose changes made to these files. If your pictures were deleted it was not System Restore that did it.

There are tools that will find deleted or overwritten data but it is not a simple quick fix.
When you are squared away think about making clone or system image backups. Even partial backups
of personal data is better than nothing. I prefer total and complete system image backups.
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31 Dec 2015   #5
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Stop using the drive if possible, if the files are stiill there any activity may overwrite them.

Boot up something that can scan for deleted files.

Try this:
A23x86.iso
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01 Jan 2016   #6
SaveTheQueen

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Stop using the drive if possible, if the files are stiill there any activity may overwrite them.

Boot up something that can scan for deleted files.

Try this:
A23x86.iso
Thank you!

Do you have any suggestions?
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