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Computer Crashed, unable to retrieve
Normally all files can be retrieved by booting with a Linux Disc or Stick. (Instructions Here)
Linux - Ubuntu can be downloaded for free here: https://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop -
Lower down the page are instructions on how to burn a DVD or create a bootable stick.
Other boot / Repair discs can be downloaded here: https://neosmart.net/wiki/boot-disk/
Starting at £20 for the software.
There is a host of reading material on repairs on this page also.
Free Backup/Imaging software
Paragon is the respected name for this, info & download here: https://www.paragon-software.com/free/br-free/
Free Partition Manager
Paragon again is the one, info & download here: https://www.paragon-software.com/free/pm-express/
Want to download BBC iplayer programmes or Youtube items?
Useful Free DOS/Command window app Get_iPlayer here: https://github.com/get-iplayer/get_iplayer
KeepVid Pro is also very good, but $29.95: https://pro.keepvid.com/buy/keepvid-pro.html
User guide here: https://pro.keepvid.com/keepvid-pro/download-tips.html
Want to edit/clean up music files for free?
Audacity can be downloaded here: https://www.audacityteam.org/download/
Audacity manual here: http://manual.audacityteam.org/
To save to .mp3, Lame add on will be needed: https://lame.buanzo.org/#lamewindl
Other formats will require FFmpeg add on also at: https://lame.buanzo.org/#lamewindl
Video, soundfile not in a format you can play?
Handbrake Free software will sort this for you. Getting started page here: https://handbrake.fr/docs/en/1.0.0/
Rip copy protected DVDs to your Computer, see how Handbrake can do this here.
Want to learn how to repair your computer?
Many videos at youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=computer+repairs
Want to capture Videos from your screen?
NCH Debut Video Capture Free Software here: http://www.nchsoftware.com/capture/index.html
Want to Edit Video?
NCH Videopad Video Editor Free Software here: