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Restoring deleted root directory and subdirectories in Windows XP

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If I delete my root directory on my C:\ drive I "lose" everything.

How do I bring by C:\ drive back intact? What is the command or procedure?

I want it to be bootable and like new again.
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You can use something PC File Recovery from www.convar.de and use it to recover your files. Depending on what OS you are using, you'll need to either boot from DOS or something like BartPE from http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/ to recover your files.
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How did you delete your C:\ root directory?
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Have you done this already or are you thinking about it?
If you are trying "freshen up "your system by reinstalling the OS & applications then before you do this back up any important files.
If on the other hand you have somehow deleted the entire drive,(have you formatted or fdisked the drive or maybe changed a partiton in someway) then you are going to need a data recovery program.
For a huge list of tools & their links see here
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Storage/Q_20778366.html
thanks to crazyone for the list
good luck
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Hard to know. Maybe split between philby11 and me?
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sounds cool
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Phooey. Your answers sucked. That's why I did not respond.
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callforhelp,

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