Well here is the situation I recently formatted my computer to reinstall windows as it had slowed down to a crawl. Before doing so I backed up all my files on the C: drive to one of my extra hard drives.
Upon reinstalling XP I went to check the drive and it was not available and under the manager it said it was unpartitioned space. After trying a few different things to bring the drive back up I finally decided to try and recreate a partition and then try to recover the data with recuvia. I was only able to bring back pictures files which I already had backed up on another drive.
I noticed that in the apps they recomend [email protected] (I have not tried it yet). But does anyone else have any other recommendations?
For those saying you should always back up twice I had the really important files backed up twice (Pictures and home movies). I just did not realize my wife had work on the home computer that she did not have on her flash drive. But if it is lost it is lost, I just want to make an effort to recover the data.