... yes, this is not what you want to hear at this point, but try to have a positive take on this.
Last year during a routing Windows7 installation, my second hard drive from which I double boot my 90%-of-the-time-in-use Linux was destroyed. Either a coincidence that it occurred during the win7 installation or a nefarious plot, but the hard disk, a 1TB Seageate sata, developed an unrecoverable click of death.
On that hard drive I had my short stories which I had written in college and the intervening years since then, much of my photos, skype history and many other things, seemingly important to me at the time of the "disaster". I was inconsolable for a few days, and felt like I had been bereft of someone very dear to me. Then it hit me -- to hell with the stories, to hell with the photos, to hell with the rest of the digital baggage I had accumulated. I could write my stories again, and do it better, I could take more photos, I could hoard more useless junk. After a month I no longer missed any of the lost stuff.
Learn to view such mishaps more philosophically and learn to shed all the useless garbage you accumulate through the years; realize that almost nothing that you can store on your computer, or up in your attic, has really all that sentimental value you attach to it. Learn what's important, intrinsically important, to you and safeguard that. All the rest, you'll be amazed how little you need it and how even less you'll miss it.
To hell with useless stuff.