I listed drivers as a sub category but I do not if that is correct.
I was changing the name on a folder when my computer crashed. I took it to my computer store and they did a scan and found six viruses and corrected that problem, therefore I have no idea what caused the crash. I was told by my computer store that the only thing they could do to retreive the data on my two hard drives would to give me a dump of what is on them but I would have to know what the file extensions are to go through that dump and get the material I want. I will admit that I kept a lot of emails a lot longer than I should have a had and sizeable delete file.
One of the key things I lost was my address book and for instance I was told by the computer store the extension would .wab. The other key sub folder was all the email on my family genealogy work. I was also told I would need another computer to sort through this dump that I could not do it on this one.
I am working with XP and now that I have the computer back I have built some similar folders like I had before bon two drives (C&D) with some different others on each of them. I had no financial data or graphics. I am seeking advice on what needs to be done to get back all this lost information. I am willing to take the instructions I get to my computer store and have them apply it. Please advise. Thank you.