Squawking! My home computer didn't boot up Sunday morning and I had to take it in to the "hospital".
Gave very specific instructions... COPY everything on that particular drive to an external portable hard drive I supplied before the tech can do anything else.
Guess what he did? He did backup but he did NOT "copy". Gone are the settings for my emails, gone are the programs, gone are the emails themselves containing hundreds of sources for research and information. Gone are (gasp!) business emails not answered between Nov 1 and 5. He reformatted. He never made mistakes before until now and I've had him for last 15 years.
It will take me some efforts to repair and recover some stuff. Some are quick but not others.
Will have to use webmail until my email program is completely restored.