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Old 10-28-2008, 09:56 PM   #1
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i have a really bad virus and i need to reformat, yet i have a lot of photos i really need, i cant even open up my photo program because it is so bad. what can i do to keep my photos after a reformat?
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Old 10-28-2008, 10:00 PM   #2
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do you have access to another working computer?
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Old 10-28-2008, 10:01 PM   #3
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yes i do
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Is it a desktop, or a laptop?
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Can you get to the folder where to pictures are located?
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Old 10-28-2008, 10:03 PM   #6
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If you can get to the folder, the easiest way would be to just buy and use a flash drive.
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i cant get to the folder, the computer is criplled i think and it is a desktop
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you could pull the hard drive out and plug it into a working computer to transfer your files.
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Old 10-28-2008, 10:06 PM   #9
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virus will be tranferred
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Old 10-28-2008, 10:20 PM   #10
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It won't be booting from the infected drive. As long as you don't transfer any infected files, it should be fine.
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