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#1 jimahunt

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 03:54 AM

runnig windows me. deleted a file accidentally. how can I go back five hours?

Edit: Moved topic to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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#2 jimahunt

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 03:59 AM

dont know how to do a system restore & Iput all my recycled files back. didnt mean to!

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 04:05 AM

System Restore only monitors the following file types: .exe, .vxd, .dll, .com, and .sys. If the file you are trying to retrieve is not one of these types System Restore will not be of any help.

I don't use Windows ME, but in XP the way to open System Restore is as follows.

Go Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore.

To view or to return to a restore point, from the Welcome to System Restore screen of the System Restore Wizard select Restore my computer to an earlier time. Then select the restore point from the calendar in the Select a Restore Point screen. All of the restore points you created and you computer created on the selected date are listed by name in the list box to the right of the calendar.

If System Restore doesn't work you could try using a file recovery program such as PC Inspector (it's free).

Edited by Budapest, 30 October 2007 - 04:11 AM.

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 04:12 AM

how do I do system restore

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 04:23 AM

Please see my previous post. I was editing it as you replied.
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Posted 30 October 2007 - 02:11 PM

according to google

http://www.windowsreinstall.com/install/ti...ystem%20Restore


you can at least investigate if system restore is operational?

what was it you accidentally deleted?

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 07:00 PM

As Budapest stated, system restore only restores certain file types. System files primarily.
It does not change user data nor will it restore the files in the recycle bin

More information on the file you deleted would be helpful
In the beginning there was the command line.




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