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    computer wiped clean???

    today I got online and it seems like my computer has been wiped clean. I have no idea what happened. I got on and firefox acted like I was new and all my saved pages/sites/favorites were all gone.
    then I went into word and all my documents are gone.

    I have no idea what happened.


    any ideas?


    Have you ever heard of this before? I feel like I'm going insane!!!

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    Re: computer wiped clean???

    It has happened to me twice. I never knew if somebody somehow got into my computers or whether my files simply corrupted organically. It does happen but I ended up needing to scrap my computers because I am no computer whiz and it is cheaper to start anew.
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    Re: computer wiped clean???

    Not as of yet. That sucks big time.
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    Re: computer wiped clean???

    You may have options. Some computers have a go-back function that will restore everything to a past date.
    " If you are on the wrong road progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road and in that case the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive man. There is nothing progressive about being pig-headed and refusing to admit a mistake. And I think if you look at the present state of the world it's pretty plain that humanity has been making some big mistake. We're on the wrong road. And if that is so we must go back. Going back is the quickest way on.” ---C. S. Lewis

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    Re: computer wiped clean???

    Have you tried a restore function?
    " If you are on the wrong road progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road and in that case the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive man. There is nothing progressive about being pig-headed and refusing to admit a mistake. And I think if you look at the present state of the world it's pretty plain that humanity has been making some big mistake. We're on the wrong road. And if that is so we must go back. Going back is the quickest way on.” ---C. S. Lewis

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    Re: computer wiped clean???

    Quote Originally Posted by woodman View Post
    Have you tried a restore function?

    okay, that's what I was thinking. I've done that before, but I can't remember. I might just call geeksquad and see if they can help me (I think this is my only hope of getting my info back and I don't want to screw it up). I'm completely SHOCKED!! And I had so much info in word (all my covid flyers, 70 pages of links on covid truth) and it's all completely gone. My computer is acting like it's never been used before.

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    Re: computer wiped clean???

    That sucks Amanda.

    Have you been using a VPN?
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    Re: computer wiped clean???

    Quote Originally Posted by midnight rambler View Post
    That sucks Amanda.

    Have you been using a VPN?
    No. I had that on my to-do list. Same for getting off of firefox and using something else (forget the name of it). Then I got my back problem and nothing got done for weeks.

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    Re: computer wiped clean???

    Hopefully no bitcoins were deleted?

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    Re: computer wiped clean???

    Quote Originally Posted by Amanda View Post
    No. I had that on my to-do list. Same for getting off of firefox and using something else (forget the name of it)
    Look into Opera. It has a built in VPN you can turn on/off.

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