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HELP ! My harddrive crashed and I was unable to recover my Fed and NJ TTAX files

 
 
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      09-07-2004, 05:05 PM
Since my harddrive crashed unexpectedly, and even took my back-up USB
drive with it, I have lost both my Fed and NJ turbo tax files. Does
anyone know if it's possible to recover them since I filed (thru
Intuit) electronically..?

Thanks in advance

ED in NJ
 
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      09-07-2004, 05:59 PM
Hello Ed,

Tuesday, September 7, 2004, 1:05:14 PM, you wrote:

> Since my harddrive crashed unexpectedly, and even took my back-up USB
> drive with it, I have lost both my Fed and NJ turbo tax files. Does
> anyone know if it's possible to recover them since I filed (thru
> Intuit) electronically..?


> Thanks in advance


> ED in NJ



Well, that depends on "how" the hard drive crashed (did your OS die or
was it really a hardware HD failure???). The data could still be there
and a careful reinstall/system recovery/use-crashed-as-
slave-to-new-drive could recover it. (also, XP, Win 98, NT???)

(and USB is not the greatest *persistent* storage medium, not rubbing
it, just emphasizing)

--Andrew

 
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      09-08-2004, 01:10 AM
Andrew wrote:
> Hello Ed,
>
> Tuesday, September 7, 2004, 1:05:14 PM, you wrote:
>
>> Since my harddrive crashed unexpectedly, and even took my back-up USB
>> drive with it, I have lost both my Fed and NJ turbo tax files. Does
>> anyone know if it's possible to recover them since I filed (thru
>> Intuit) electronically..?

>
>> Thanks in advance

>
>> ED in NJ

>
>
> Well, that depends on "how" the hard drive crashed (did your OS die or
> was it really a hardware HD failure???). The data could still be there
> and a careful reinstall/system recovery/use-crashed-as-
> slave-to-new-drive could recover it. (also, XP, Win 98, NT???)
>
> (and USB is not the greatest *persistent* storage medium, not rubbing
> it, just emphasizing)
>
> --Andrew


Andrew - I think he was asking if he could recover the information from
INTUIT, since he had used them to file; not from his on machine. (I could
be wrong here, but that's the way I read his original post)

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- Andrew


 
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      09-08-2004, 02:43 PM
"Andrew" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message news:<(E-Mail Removed)>...
> Andrew wrote:
> > Hello Ed,
> >
> > Tuesday, September 7, 2004, 1:05:14 PM, you wrote:
> >
> >> Since my harddrive crashed unexpectedly, and even took my back-up USB
> >> drive with it, I have lost both my Fed and NJ turbo tax files. Does
> >> anyone know if it's possible to recover them since I filed (thru
> >> Intuit) electronically..?

>
> >> Thanks in advance

>
> >> ED in NJ

> >
> >
> > Well, that depends on "how" the hard drive crashed (did your OS die or
> > was it really a hardware HD failure???). The data could still be there
> > and a careful reinstall/system recovery/use-crashed-as-
> > slave-to-new-drive could recover it. (also, XP, Win 98, NT???)
> >
> > (and USB is not the greatest *persistent* storage medium, not rubbing
> > it, just emphasizing)
> >
> > --Andrew

>
> Andrew - I think he was asking if he could recover the information from
> INTUIT, since he had used them to file; not from his on machine. (I could
> be wrong here, but that's the way I read his original post)
>
> --



Thanks for the feedback..
First, the hardware on my machine was OK. ie, I reinstalled XP and
have been working fine since. I have tried MULTIPLE recovery sw, ie EZ
recovery, on track, Norton Util, and none of them seem to be able to
find the lost files.

Second, yes, my question is whether or not I can get the soft copy
files I transmitted via intuit BACK to me.. I know I can file a form
with the IRS and get a copy for $39..but I have multiple years of data
that (carry forward losses for example) that are probably not going to
show up on a fed hardcopy.

Any help is greatly appreciated...

Ed
 
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      09-09-2004, 12:34 AM
In article <(E-Mail Removed)> ,
Ed <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>Second, yes, my question is whether or not I can get the soft copy
>files I transmitted via intuit BACK to me.. I know I can file a form
>with the IRS and get a copy for $39..but I have multiple years of data
>that (carry forward losses for example) that are probably not going to
>show up on a fed hardcopy.


A quick search for "recovery" on turbotax.com reveals the answer is no.

You can only get your return back if you used TurboTax for the Web;
in that case, Intuit stores your return on its servers. See

http://support.turbotax.com/turbotax..._id=0050001297

- Bob

 
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      09-09-2004, 08:04 AM
Maybe a request to the IRS for a copy?

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Hank Arnold

"Ed" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed) om...
> Since my harddrive crashed unexpectedly, and even took my back-up USB
> drive with it, I have lost both my Fed and NJ turbo tax files. Does
> anyone know if it's possible to recover them since I filed (thru
> Intuit) electronically..?
>
> Thanks in advance
>
> ED in NJ



 
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      09-09-2004, 08:12 PM
(E-Mail Removed) (Ed) wrote in message news:<(E-Mail Removed). com>...
> Since my harddrive crashed unexpectedly, and even took my back-up USB
> drive with it, I have lost both my Fed and NJ turbo tax files. Does
> anyone know if it's possible to recover them since I filed (thru
> Intuit) electronically..?
>
> Thanks in advance
>


The only thing you transmitted to Intuit was the required filing. You
can get the last three years in transcript form free from the IRS. The
charge you quoted was for photocopies, but transcripts give all the
esential info, including loss carryforwards.
 
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      09-12-2004, 03:25 AM
Charlie:
Forgive my ignorance..but what does transcript form mean..?? ie, what
does it even look like and will it have the essentials I need to
rebuild. I guess for $39 am I getting MORE that the transcripts, and
if not photocopies, what does it look like..

Thank you very much..

ED

(E-Mail Removed) (Charlie48K) wrote in message news:<(E-Mail Removed). com>...
> (E-Mail Removed) (Ed) wrote in message news:<(E-Mail Removed). com>...
> > Since my harddrive crashed unexpectedly, and even took my back-up USB
> > drive with it, I have lost both my Fed and NJ turbo tax files. Does
> > anyone know if it's possible to recover them since I filed (thru
> > Intuit) electronically..?
> >
> > Thanks in advance
> >

>
> The only thing you transmitted to Intuit was the required filing. You
> can get the last three years in transcript form free from the IRS. The
> charge you quoted was for photocopies, but transcripts give all the
> esential info, including loss carryforwards.

 
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      07-05-2012, 02:55 AM
The best thing would have been to send out your crashed hard drive and usb stick to a reputable data recovery company. Here is a good company with great information and a shipping link with instructions on the top
southjerseydata.com
 
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