Not cool at all. First let me say I have been a Microsoft fan, fanatic and apologist since the mid 80s. A professional computer user. But I think Ive finally reached the end; I'm going to start saving money for a Mac. My brother had been using PCs even longer; now he is a Mac evangelist. Since DOS 1 he had made a good living creating MS products and applications. Last year he announced "I have finally found the killer app that convinces me to switch to Apple". The killer app? ... Microsoft Vista. I tried to upgrade to 7 yesterday. Not wanting to reinstall all my applications yet again, like for every version of DOS and Windows for the last 25 years, I opted for an upgrade. Didn't work. At the last minute 7 said "Cannot install a driver, upgrade failed". No clues to which driver and no restoring to Vista. Everything was gone. Poop. OK I half expected that. All my data, passwords, email and notes on reconstucting my computer life are safe on a separate drive partition; I'll just do a fresh install. Worked fine, or so I thought. But when I looked at my data drive I see all the file folders just where they should be but NO DATA. They are all empty. ACCKKK SPIT C@@T &$@# FR##K @&#$%&#$%. My entire life since my last backup. P@@P S**T C@@T &$@# FR##K @&#$%&#$% OK I've calmed down now. My question for you: Do you think there's any chance at all that the data is still there but hidden somehow?