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Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by joud, Mar 17, 2005.

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  1. joud

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    hello ..
    i am very sorry for my bad english ..

    help me please ... it is catastrofic for me ...:(

    it is the frst time that i used the acronis true image .. i did image for partition c and i restored it in the same partition ( c ) ..i thought it likes restore point in windows.. but i suprised when i found that i losed my old documents completly ..

    my system is xp media center with sp2 ... file system ( c ) is : NTFS .. file system ( d and e ) is : FAT 32

    what can i do now for undo restoring my old documents ..??

    please .. it is very important for me .. i know it is my fault but what can i do now ..o_O

    sorry again for my bad english ...

    thank you ..
     
  2. MiniMax

    MiniMax Registered Member

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    Hi joud - sorry to hear about that. I am afraid there is not much you can do :(

    Let me get this straigth: You made an image of your C partition and stored it ... where? On a CD? Or on your E and D partition?

    And you did that some time ago?

    Where did you keep those document that are lost? In "C:\Documents and Settings\Joud\My Documents"? Not on D or E ?

    And now you restored the image onto C ?
     
  3. joud

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    hi MiniMax .. it is very nice to reply to me ..

    i stored my image on E partition ..
    i did it 4 days ago ..
    yes ... i keeped my documents in ( C:\Documents and Settings\Joud\My Documents ) ...
    yes .. i restored the image onto c ...

    can i do anything ...o_O

    thank you again ..
     
  4. tachyon42

    tachyon42 Registered Member

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    If I understand you:
    You created an image of C drive 4 days ago and have now restored it to the C drive so you have overwritten the C drive with 4 day old data and have lost anything you have put on the C drive in the last 4 days.
    Therefore only those changes done to C:\Documents and Settings\Joud\My Documents in the last 4 days will be lost, previous data should be OK.
     
  5. joud

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    thachyon 42 ..
    thank you for your reply ..

    in fact .. i made my documents throught 3 years ... i copied it to another partition before i made the image .. so .. i pasted it in ( C:\Documents and Settings\Joud\My Documents ) after making the image by acronis true image ..
    oh my god ... i losed many many many things and i dont have another copy to them .. it is very important to me ..

    is the image final .. can i restore my system to previous date ..??

    thank you a lot ...
     
  6. MiniMax

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    And that partition (and the documents) do not exist anymore? You also say:
    If you copied and pasted the files, they should still exist in that "another partition". But I guess you deleted them after they were copied to C ?

    I am afraid that restoring an image onto a partition is FINAL. Unless you are a multi-millionaere who can afford to hire a specialist company to recover the data? A well-known company that does this kind of stuff is IBAS (http://www.ibas.com/data-recovery).
     
  7. Eliot

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    1. If you didn't make an image after you pasted the files....

    2. If you don't still have the files where you "copied" and "pasted" after making the image........

    3. If you don't have them on CD or DVD backed up.......


    I am sorry to say that you have most likely lost the files. However, if you will join the forum and send me a private message, I may be able to help you recover atleast some of the files. ;)
     
  8. tachyon42

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    When you deleted the documents did you do it when booted from a partition other than drive C ? If so, maybe there is another recycle bin which contains the deleted documents.
     
  9. JodieM

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    There is no Undo facility in any partition imaging systems.
    However...
    A data recovery tool MIGHT be able to get at least partial recovery. Acronis Disk Director, Ontrack Easy Recovery, and a few others will have a fairly good go at recovering data from formatted partitions. But if you are going to give those a try, do NOT defragment your C: drive, and try to keep any computer use, esp writing and editing files, to an absolute minimum.
    Good luck.
     
  10. Eliot

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    Oh, what the heck. Link active for very short, limited time.

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  11. joud

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    ok .. i have to explain what i did :
    my pc was very slow and it has very bad errors , so , i formated it 4 days ago .. before i did , i copied my documents to another partition ( to disk D ) and formated disk C ..
    i downloaded windows xp media center on C , i made image to C ONLY by acronis and stored it on disk ( E ) ,then i CUTED my documents , posted it in C again for easy management ..

    today i had peroblems again , so , without care attention , i restored this image thinking it doesnt delete my documents .. and now i feel what stupid thing that i did ..:(

    i am trying to use this program ( final data 2.5 enterprise ) but it cant run with this windows's edition ..!!!

    MiniMax
    thank you again .. i think i losed everything ...

    Eliot
    thank you ... i'll try recover my data ..

    tachyone 42
    what do you think ..o_O can i recover it by acronis itself ..??

    jodie m
    thank you for your caring ..
    from where can i get : Acronis Disk Director, Ontrack Easy Recovery ..??
    thanks for everyone .. you are so patients with my bad english ..:)
     
  12. tachyon42

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    What is status of disk D now?
    This is the disk that had your documents, right?
     
  13. Acronis Support

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    Hello joud,

    I am really sorry to hear about this problem. Acronis True Image does delete all the data on target partition when you restore the image. If you really cut the documents from D: partition the only thing you may try is some data recovery software. However, there might be problems because you have changed the partition totally (you have removed the old partition and created the new one in fact). If you just copied it they should be still there, on D:

    Thank you.
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    Ilya Toytman
     
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