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Recovered Files and Photos from a Crashed Computer in Honolulu #InHomeComputerDataRecoveryHonolulu #FreeComputerTips by in home computer, tablet and smart cell phone tutor, mobile virus removal and repair specialist, dual certified teacher J. Richard Kirkham B.Sc. of Honolulu Hawaii covering all of Oahu. Call or  Text 808.224.1870  Text only for the rest of the U.S. for English speaking remote computer support for help with Windows PCs, Surface tablets or Apple/Mac computers. Do It Yourselfers download Mr. Kirkham's Ebook

This in home computer data recovery client had been talking months about getting a new laptop computer. When I wasn’t even able to get her crashed computer to read one of her profiles with a live Ubuntu flashdrive. I just looked at my computer client and said,

“You know that computer you’ve been talking about getting? It’s time.”

In the meantime, my in home computer data recovery client hadn’t backed up her important work files with an external backup or through Google Drive, so it was my job to recover as much as I could of her work files.

Warning - Don’t Try This Unless You Want to Take a Chance on Damaging Your Computer

I took her hard drive out. The hard drive is the storage device used to store files and run programs and applications. I then used an adapter to connect her hard drive to my own computer. In doing that I was able to recover quite a bit of files. I didn’t drag and drop files to a flash drive. Instead I used an excellent old dos command called xcopy in something called a batch file. I put the file on the flash drive and wrote this command

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xcopy “c:\users\*.* \ComputerBackup\” /s/y/i/c/e/d

That copied all the user profiles and all files from the user profiles including Desktops and Documents folders to the folder in the flash ComputerBackup. The command line program also also continued on errors and didn’t overwrite any files or photos unless they were newer.


I was able to recover a significant amount of files for my in home computer data recovery client. When I setup her new computer for her I setup Google Drive on her desktop and showed her how to store files in that folder for automatic syncs to the cloud in Google Drive.

Keep your important work files and photos backed up. In my line of work I always say, “It’s not if your computer, tablet or cell phone will crash. It's when.”

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J. Richard Kirkham B.Sc.


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