help recovering cut/paste error

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http://crunchbanglinux.org – hi, just got a new computer today. in my crunchbang laptop, i was going to transfer all of my documents onto a thumb drive, and put it all on my new(er) laptop. however, my toughbook is so old that it just randomly died during the transfer in the form of a power failure. after the reboot, all of my docs are GONE. not sure what to do or how to recover from this. it was only about 5-10mb worth of stuff, but still, major important stuff including my college thesis. please, may i have some advise? (HowTos)