Surviving a home data disaster

Wednesday, 6 June 2007, 1:06 PM EST

This is the story of my attempts to recover Shirley's files. It's a story that I followed to its ultimate conclusion -- from the initial inspection of the Windows Recycle Bin to attempted recovery with various utility programs and finally to a stint with a professional data recovery service.

When I began, I was confident that I knew what I was doing. I didn't. My experience should give you a good idea of what you'd face in a similar situation -- as well as a behind-the-scenes look at the tools and techniques a recovery expert used to recover Shirley's files.

At Computerworld.

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