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#1 Arjunchoo

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Posted 29 October 2008 - 07:50 PM

So while i was going through my Zune media player software, i was deleting music that i just dont listen to anymore.
i have an 80g zune, and i had to free up space to sync up my library. Quite a bit of music.
So in about the 3rd hour of deleting music...i get delirious, and just start clicking at things and deleting.

Somehow, I (while holding ctrl to select music) hit ctrl+A and hit delete. Yep I deleted my entire library. I'm awesome...
I deleted the music, not only from my library, but from the music folder on my computer.

The recycle bin only has room for so much and has only a fraction of the music I had originally.

Please...HELP ME RETRIEVE IT!

I have heard legend tell of a mysterious place known as MS-DOS...and by harnessing its powers, you are able to retrieve any old files that you accidentally deleted?...
Are there any wise wizards who can tell me about this legendary mysterious place? (sorry just had to)

Thank you in advance!

(I run Vista 32-bit)

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Posted 29 October 2008 - 08:36 PM

There is no DOS with XP or Vista.
The important thing is to quit using the computer until you have decided on a plan to reclaim the files so you don't overwrite the files beyond recognition.
I've heard positive things about PC Inspector
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#3 Arjunchoo

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 12:11 AM

It is asking me to pick a logical drive, what is that?
I select physical drives and give it the min and max sizes to scan...after that it shows nothing in the logical drives?

How do I use this program?

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 02:10 AM

When a hard drive is partitioned, that partitions becomes a Logical Drive. You can have more than one partition, and each one will be assigned a letter, most Logical Drives containing the operating system is designated as C: drive. If your computer is a retail model like a Dell or HP, then the drive that they are asking for should be the C: drive.

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 02:28 AM

Hi, I also run Vista Ultimate 32 Bit. I is a factory install. I have 3 Partitions C for OS. H for Recovery Partiton. I for Multimedia/T V Tuner Recording. Unfortunately System Restore only backs up programs. So it will not work for music data. I wish I could help further.
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Posted 30 October 2008 - 06:54 AM

PCInspector is a very powerful program - but it's also very difficult to use.
I suggest trying GetDataBack from http://www.runtime.org It's as powerful as PCInspector - but easier to use. They'll tell you what you can recover for free - but to actually get it back it'll cost about $80 US
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Posted 30 October 2008 - 08:32 AM

Vista has a feature called Shadow Copies. Right click on the folder in question and see if you have the restore to a previous verison option. I used this feature when one of my kids deleted the her User folder . If you don't have the option on the folder,
Check this out, it should help you.
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vis...-windows-vista/

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 09:34 PM

Go over to www.download.com and find a program called File Rescue Plus. I've used it before & it works well.

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 11:04 PM

http://www.ccleaner.com/update/?v=2.13.720&l=1033

there is a pretty good program on this site called RECUVA. its free and it might help you get your music back. worth a try




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