My windows 10 hard drive crashed.
dianet last edited by
the HP tech said my old hard drive is dead. I had to pay 2,400 baht to have a brand NEW hard drive installed. So, it's like I have a brand new HP laptop. Everything on Opera is gone.
So, can I reinstall Opera on my laptop, sign in and all my boolmarks, settings, etc. will be there.
I reinstalled Firefox, signed in and I got a Welcome Back message and everything was there. Like it was before my hard drive crashed.
nvmjustagirl last edited by nvmjustagirl
its ok am sorry tho.. but finally we got some new info from you that should've been posted to start with..
I had to have a brand new hard dive installed 3 days after the last windows 10 auto update on my HP Envy Laptop.
then nobody would have asked quetstion like this - zalex108 a day ago
Did they suggested a reinstallation / recovery only or a replacement?
so now everything is ok and am truely sowwies.. *hopefully you will forgive me sir..
n e ways i'm out.. hopeful that you get problem solved soon.
zalex108 last edited by zalex108
As said Opera.Sync.com.
If you used Sync before, then something would be recovered as Firefox did.
On the other side,
If you still have the HDD, then I would say you to keep it.
If there are no noises and you can have an external case at some point you could check if is unrecoverable or not.
The data maybe unneeded because old, but the drive could still be used for some time.
blackbird71 last edited by
@dianet The only way for personal data and settings to be recovered and restored after a new hard drive was installed is for that data to be copied in from somewhere that it had been previously stored. That could include either from another drive (either a backup drive/flash-stick or recovered from a damaged drive) or from a data copy stored on the Internet server of a service provider (typically called the "synchronization" function included in many browsers whereupon a browser's personal data and settings files are copied up to the browser maker's server). If a "sync" feature was never enabled in the browser, the data and setting would never have been uploaded to the browser maker's sync server for later retrieval.
jess1379 Banned last edited by
tored. That could include either from another drive (either a backup drive/flash-stick or recovered from a damaged drive) or from a data copy stored on the Internet server of a service provider (typically called the "synchronization" function included in many browsers whereupon a browser's personal data and settings files are copied up to the browser maker's server). If a "sync" feature was never enabled in the browser, the data and setting would never have been uploaded to the browser maker's sync server for later retrieval.
i am facing same kind of problem but m not good at computers so please can you explain it in simpler tearms.
blackbird71 last edited by blackbird71
@jess1379 My comment to dianet was directed at a situation where a hard drive had just been replaced and Opera was installed fresh on it. In that case, unless one can copy-in various previously-saved profile files from 'somewhere' that contain settings, preferences, bookmarks, etc., nothing else exists to recover those files on a brand new drive.
In some cases, users may have created full hard-drive image files on external media prior to replacing their drive, from which files can be recovered; in other cases, they may have previously backed up their data/personal/settings files to a simple flash drive; in still other cases, they may have used a 'sync' feature built in to their browser to recover browser file copies previously placed up on the browser-maker's servers by the browser - in which case, they can carefully bring them back down to a new installation and thus recover them. My point was simply that if a user hasn't backed up or sync'd his user files in some way ahead of a disaster, there exists no other way to recover their contents afterward.
I always recommend users at least make backup copies of all their critical data/personal/settings files on some form of external media for any installed software on their system and to keep that backup updated as often as necessary. Using a program's built-in "sync" function for backing up files too easily risks losing the sync-saved files located up on the sync server by making simple mistakes that, instead of recovering the sync'd files, instead overwrites those sync-saved files on the server with the current new-installed files from the user's system which don't contain their desired data. Though sync is convenient and some users employ it as a kind of backup, it is NOT intended for true backups - too many things can go wrong on the user's system or the sync server.
Put another way, there is absolutely no subsitute for making backups of the files that matter to a user and keeping those backups somewhere off the system - IMHO, physically apart from the system and offline, though some people do maintain formal cloud backups instead. YMMV.