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    Was there ever more magical words to come from her lips though? Usually as she was ripping her own shirt off and perhaps putting her hair back in a pony?

    What? OF COURSE I've loved you since our first conversation.
     
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      J/K, I'd like an update as well.


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        Need some clarification here. HOW was the backup made? Simple copy all the files from hard drive to USB, or via a tool that did a backup image?

        From you're mentioning 'click restore' leads me to think you did a backup image. DO NOT 'click restore' or it will try to overwrite your laptop. However, there are several ways to retrieve files off it still, and to do so safely.

        Next questions:
        • Assuming you used a software to make the backup image, what software did you use?
        • Assuming you paid for it, do you still have the installation disk?
        • What OS is your current laptop?
        • How much extra space to you have on your laptop hard drive (enough to copy the whole image from USB to somewhere on the laptop, at least temporarily)?


        What I'm angling for, again assuming you used an imaging software, is to have the old drive image copied onto the laptop somewhere. Then, to use the software to 'mount' that image as an extra drive (this may be possible without the software, depending on your laptop OS). Then, that image can appear just like another drive while you poke around and copy off what you need. Then delete the image, and hang onto that USB version in case 'just in case' happens again. But first, help me out with those questions, please.
         

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