HELP! I cut and lost critical docs

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BOY O BOY was I dumb! I easily installed a new larger HD, copied and pasted
everything from the old HD into the new BEFORE I installed the W2K OS. But,
then I got cocky and cut and pasted one critical folder to the new, so when
the OS installed I lost the info on the new drive, including that one
critical folder that I had cut from the old.

I have not formatted the old drive, so was able to re-copy the other stuff,
but is there a way to retrieve that one cut folder? I have tried uneraser,
but it didn't find a test file.

Thanks for the help and for not making me feel dummber than I already feel.
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.general (More info?)

    You havent deleted the file from your old hd, you moved it to the new, so it
    or remnents are unlikely to exist
    on the old hd.
    No Backup?, is that dumb*2 ?


    "BZM" <BZM@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:53A2F9B1-8883-48D4-8380-284556D2193F@microsoft.com...
    > BOY O BOY was I dumb! I easily installed a new larger HD, copied and
    pasted
    > everything from the old HD into the new BEFORE I installed the W2K OS.
    But,
    > then I got cocky and cut and pasted one critical folder to the new, so
    when
    > the OS installed I lost the info on the new drive, including that one
    > critical folder that I had cut from the old.
    >
    > I have not formatted the old drive, so was able to re-copy the other
    stuff,
    > but is there a way to retrieve that one cut folder? I have tried
    uneraser,
    > but it didn't find a test file.
    >
    > Thanks for the help and for not making me feel dummber than I already
    feel.
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.general (More info?)

    Yes, I know.... After years of no catastrophes and fairly consistent back
    up, I got lazy and cocky and paid for it! BTW, I do have some back up but
    not current.

    The funny thing is that I usually stay within my knowledge and experience
    limits and do technical things 'by the numbers' . Here, I made some
    elementary mistakes that I never should have made and got burned.

    Anyway, DL, thanks for the quick reply.

    "DL" wrote:

    > You havent deleted the file from your old hd, you moved it to the new, so it
    > or remnents are unlikely to exist
    > on the old hd.
    > No Backup?, is that dumb*2 ?
    >
    >
    > "BZM" <BZM@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:53A2F9B1-8883-48D4-8380-284556D2193F@microsoft.com...
    > > BOY O BOY was I dumb! I easily installed a new larger HD, copied and
    > pasted
    > > everything from the old HD into the new BEFORE I installed the W2K OS.
    > But,
    > > then I got cocky and cut and pasted one critical folder to the new, so
    > when
    > > the OS installed I lost the info on the new drive, including that one
    > > critical folder that I had cut from the old.
    > >
    > > I have not formatted the old drive, so was able to re-copy the other
    > stuff,
    > > but is there a way to retrieve that one cut folder? I have tried
    > uneraser,
    > > but it didn't find a test file.
    > >
    > > Thanks for the help and for not making me feel dummber than I already
    > feel.
    >
    >
    >
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