Lost everything

Discussion in 'Windows XP Help and Support' started by Grambo, Jun 13, 2018 at 8:52 PM.

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    While watching and following the directions on a youtube video on how to clean up my Windows XP 32-bit, I lost every file I had over 15 years worth. Is there anyway I can get them back? I am a 71 year old great grandma and not to techy. Any hope? Thanks,
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    Grambo, Jun 13, 2018 at 8:52 PM
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    Elizabeth23, Jun 13, 2018 at 10:14 PM
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    Dear Grandma, next time download CCLEANER FREE rather than that video ;) https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner/download/standard this will clean your Computer no viruses no adware :)
     
    WindowsXPforever, Jun 14, 2018 at 4:16 PM
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    I have Malwarebytes, do I need this too?
     
    Grambo, Jun 16, 2018 at 9:12 PM
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    malwarebytes will remove malware and some other infections

    CCleaner will remove temporary files , just do not use the registry cleaner part unless you understand what you are doing, just run the regular cleaner part. and then you should be good, run ccleaner after getting off the internet

    run malwarebytes at least once a week

    and you should use an antivirus that still supports xp, and have a daily scan run. you can use Avast or 360 Total security by qihoo.
     
    Elizabeth23, Jun 17, 2018 at 1:10 AM
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    I installed cccleaner, and Avast. Thanks for your help Elizabeth.
     
    Grambo, Jun 17, 2018 at 7:09 PM
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    you are welcome. :)
     
    Elizabeth23, Jun 17, 2018 at 7:23 PM
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    There are various file recovery apps:
    https://www.wikihow.com/Restore-Deleted-Files-in-Windows-XP
    https://geekgirls.com/2010/02/recovering-deleted-files/
    https://fossbytes.com/top-best-free-data-recovery-software-2016/
    http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/categories/data_recovery_233b.html
     
    trimis, Jun 19, 2018 at 10:18 AM
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