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Windows 7: trying to locate missing data from old HDD

30 May 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit
trying to locate missing data from old HDD

Hi all,

On Memorial weekend a bad storm caused a surge on a the telephony line of my DSL and fried my router and my computer (rough weekend), however my DSL modem is still alive.
Using a hdd dock, I pulled my HDD out of my defunct computer to pull the data off, but I cannot locate any of the documents/files. I changed owner and tried searching by document names and folder names and eventually found the "windows.old" folder which seemed to contain the folders I was looking for. However all of them contain zero data, 1 folder. I don't have any recent backup of the documents/pictures I would like to recover. Any help and suggestion on finding them would be appreciated. Once my new computer arrives, I'll be backing up more often going forward with this lesson learned.

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30 May 2014   #2

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit

Im not totally 100% familiar with trying to recover data off of a hd; but; there are ways and there are programs out there that can recover data to a point; if not completely. I will let someone else step in here as im not 100% familiar with data recovery.
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