Hard drive crash

My laptop wouldn’t boot up properly this morning.  The IT Helpdesk picked it up before noon and by late afternoon, the hard drive had been re-imaged, with only a fraction of my files being successfully retrieved.  A little is better than nothing, that’s what I’ve been trying to tell myself.  And of course, there’s always some software or other which I can try to use to retrieve what had been effectively deleted by the re-imaging.  I just don’t want to dwell on it.  Some things you just lose.