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Computer Crashed, unable to retrieve files?
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: 

http://www.nchsoftware.com/videopad/index.html?kw=making%20movies%20program&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIms3oyr-O2QIV75PtCh1d_AF8EAAYAyAAEgLuz_D_BwE