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Old 05-03-2004, 03:07 AM   #11
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Getting the music back now would probably get me arrested. That would be a lot of songs to download. The time required to even remember all that I had alone is mindboggling.
Suddenly I think it'* time I pull out my spool of CDR'* and backup anything important on my HD! Sorry man, that is tough luck for sure. :(
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an this is another reason why you should back up, go out an get yourself an external hard drive an save everything important on it you get again....as for getting it back as long as you dont install anything on that drive theres programs you can use but your best bet is also the most expensive take it to a shop that will do it for you they have a better means of getting back data then what you might find
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Your data is in there somewhere. Formating is not as strong as writing zeros to your hard drive. System Mechanic sells a pretty good setup to get your files back. Always take it to a computer store, but they will probably charge you a arm and a leg.
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Old 05-04-2004, 02:24 AM   #14
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Well, yes, it seems the data is still there. Only problem is that the program can't seem to do the entire drive all at once cause it is too big. But if I break it into pieces, it leaves me with pieces of files that depend on pieces on othe rparts that I can't put pack together.

It is finding filenames, though, which is nice.
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Hmm, well most of it is there. It only seemed to actually wipe most of my mp3s. I have a couple hundred left of a couple thousand. Interesting thing is it found stuff I deleted ages ago, folders I changed, etc.

Anyone know what a change.log.1 or a RestorePointSize file can do for me? They were left in a folder called _restore{1A49E7BD-ABB8-4D56-8BBE-C068F48F804D} after it was wiped.
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They appear to be part of Windows Recovery.

Found a lot of useless info at http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...tomxpecomp.asp

and http://archives.mandrakelinux.com/ne...0/msg01897.php

Use the bottom link first. It sorta explains it better.
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Ok, I've got everything I want, except most of my music. It is still there, but in identically sized chunks that contain songs running end to end. Since all songs are not the same size, this poses a problem. I get part of two or more songs in the same file. If I make the default size of these chunks large enough, I get several songs all in the same file.

Anyone know how to split mp3'* into pieces?

Or can a computer shop piece together files that have appearently lost their directory?
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Oh boy, it could conceivably take me years to do 2000+ songs by hand. I suppose an automatic version would be getting my hopes up.
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Proabaly. Combining them could be loads of fun, too.......
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