Computers – the nightmare continues

Sorry if you aren’t interested in computers, but this has been my life recently, apart from a couple of trips to the beach, which you will see later…

Today – managed to get Windows XP Home reinstalled on Tim’s laptop – of course, moments after Tim came running through to tell me all his most important files had not been copied over. Since the network transfer had changed all the filenames to the old 8.3 format, and some of the folders had similar names once converted, a folder called PROJECTS managed not to get copied. Wasn’t this of course the key folder on the whole computer (except for family photos). So now am running a data recovery tool called GetDataBack for NTFS hoping to get back some of the files. It has to run over night. This means we have to spend at least another day in Dar…

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