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#1 AshleaG.

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Posted 30 October 2009 - 01:17 PM

Ok, somehow I managed to delete a folder on my data drive, which had photos,videos, coursework etc. on, god knows how i did it, but yer now tryin to recover them, but having no success, i did download a file recovery thing, which did recover them but they wont open as i think they must be broken somehow or something.

Any help and suggestions will be appreciated :D Please + Many Thanks!

Would love to have all the files back and working fine :huh:

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Posted 30 October 2009 - 02:40 PM

hi,,,, try this free recovery program,,,,, its by piriform,, the well known software maker of auto runs (another very good program)
http://www.piriform.com/recuva
good luck.
Figgis,,,, LUFC

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Posted 30 October 2009 - 02:54 PM

You say they won`t open. Do you mean the files or the folder that contains them.

How are you trying to open them?

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Posted 30 October 2009 - 03:31 PM

When I recovered the files, some files came back fine, like a few photos, but most of the other photos you couldn't see them and the word documents etc. wouldnt open.

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Posted 30 October 2009 - 03:33 PM

hi,,,, try this free recovery program,,,,, its by piriform,, the well known software maker of auto runs (another very good program)
http://www.piriform.com/recuva
good luck.




Thats the program that i recovered them from, but most of the files recovered wouldn't open as mentioned above.

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Posted 30 October 2009 - 03:54 PM

When I recovered the files, some files came back fine, like a few photos, but most of the other photos you couldn't see them and the word documents etc. wouldnt open.



If you right click on them and go to properties is the proper file association there by "opens with"?

#7 AshleaG.

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Posted 30 October 2009 - 04:10 PM

When I recovered the files, some files came back fine, like a few photos, but most of the other photos you couldn't see them and the word documents etc. wouldnt open.



If you right click on them and go to properties is the proper file association there by "opens with"?



yes but it still doesn't open the file, tried basically every photo viewing thing on my laptop, pictureviewer, media player etc etc
on pictureviewer is says "couldn't display because a suitable graphics importer could not be found"

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Posted 30 October 2009 - 04:23 PM

Do they have the proper extensions? .doc .jpeg .mpg

Sorry to say but it is starting to sound like recovery is not possible. At least in a do it yourself\free manner.

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Posted 30 October 2009 - 04:27 PM

Does`t Vista have an undo delete option?

I guess you have emptied the recycle bin?

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Posted 31 October 2009 - 05:21 AM

hi,,, i have seen a similar thing once when a backup would not reinstall and the files in the backup could not be viewed,,,,,, not the same but close,,,, i found that if i indexed the file i could recover the files inside,,, i clicked on the file to do a search within and it asked if i wanted to index the file first,,,,use search to find the file then use advanced search to look in it,,, then it will ask you if you want to index it,,,,,
could work,,, worth a try
good luck.
Figgis,,,, LUFC

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Posted 31 October 2009 - 01:07 PM

AshleaG. If you are still trying. Ran across this one on another forum. May want to give it a try for the incomplete pics.




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