I bought new lanovo labtop. And in my computer there was a drive listed as Lanovo revovery center and it's for reverting the computer to it's original form. Aparrently to get that space back I had to download it into a another source. So I got my dad's 461GB hard drive and downloaded it in that. But I didn't read the message that came after that which said would you like to overwrite this drive and clicked yes. after a while it asked again and I said yes again. Then I checked the hard drive and found it compleately empty. Immidiately I stopped the program. Now I want to recover those files. They contain every ipicture we had since my grandparents wedding to my prom and I want to know how to recover it.
First -- go slow and do not write anything else to the drive. Then check to see if the pictures were backed up anywhere else, which they should have been as an external drive is not reliable enough alone. But they probably weren't so I would start by using a freeware program, Recuva, to determine if the files are still available and backup as many as you can find. http://www.piriform.com/recuva