I am a neophyte when it comes to backing up and cloning hard drives so please excuse me for asking what may be a dumb question.
I am using Acronis True Image 2011 and did a clone of the C drive of my HP desktop, I am now setting up, to my external 1.5 TB Seagate drive. Now previous backups I had done to that Seagate external hard drive and copies of data I had on a smaller external hard drive that I copied to the Seagate external hard drive, that had my pictures, documents and etc from previous computers, are gone.
I am guessing this is a dumb question but can that cloning action be undone such that all my previous backups and copies of data would be there in the Seagate external hard drive again as they were before I did the clone job?
I did a deep scan with "Recuva" to look at all of the files of the Seagate hard drive. But I am not sure how much good I am going to get out of it. One thing at least I haven't done anything to the Seagate external hard drive, except for scanning with Recuva since doing the ATImage clone.
As I look back I see that at least I could have partitioned the Seagate 1.5 TB external hard drive and put the clone on a part of the hard drive that didn't have anything on it... Too smart too late...haha...
All constructive suggestions and or help is welcomed. I suppose I should welcome the non constructive because I deserve to get some of that too. But I ask your patience with this 80 year old man who almost forgets to get out of bed in the morning...haha...