Help! I am a certified computer knucklehead! I accidently by mistake erased five million official White House business emails generated between March 2003 and October 2005! I tried using the back button to retrieve them and even checked in the trash folder to see if they were there. They weren't.
Oh well, I guess they're gone forever! Right?!
Don't worry about a thing! When it comes to data on your computer, it is virtually impossible to "accidentally" remove anything beyond recoverability! The emails you deleted got stored on your hard drive. Nothing ever gets totally "deleted" from your drive. Those missing emails can easily be recovered with the help of data recovery software and subpoenas from Sen. Leahy's Judiciary Committee.
Hope this helps you out!