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  • Search for a program called "photorec", it is found on some bootable Linux cd's. I think Knoppix may include it in there Live CD. It will recover all type of files, photos, etc...

    Answered by philtrim
    One year ago
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  • Basically, you can go to and order a copy of a Linux distribution on a cd (one that is a Live CD version). You will need a usb thumb drive of the approximate size of the data you will be copying, 32 gb should do. When the cd arrives, place it in the cd drive and boot your machine, you should see a brief comment about a "boot menu press " during the boot process. Press that key and when you are shown a menu , select to boot from the internal cd-rom drive. Let it come up completely. Insert your usb drive and it will open in a window. On the desktop, you will see an icon about "Computer". Open this and locate your harddrive, the name may vary. Double click to open it. Search the folders to find your pictures and documents and drag them to the USB window to copy. Now you'll have your data saved and you can return your machine to the factory.

    as a side note, you can also delete those files on the hard drive after copying to assure privacy.

    Answered by dday35216
    One year ago
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