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Undelete in Windows Vista?


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#1 topsrvce4u

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 07:00 PM


I have a geneology program that I've had on my computer for years...I am currently running Windows Vista. My computer started acting wild and was having problems starting up. I made the big mistake of taking it to Staples where they said they fixed the problem. When I got the computer back home, it did work but somehow all of my 50,000 name database disappeared!!! The program is still there but like I said all my database is gone. What I'd like to know is there a program that works with Windows Vista to undelete the files and/or recover them? Or does anyone have any suggestions on how I can get it back? Thanks in advance for the help!!

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 07:07 PM

Try downloading a program called Recuva, it is designed to scan your hard drive for deleted files and attempt to recover them. If you happen to know what the database file was named it will make things a lot easier.

You can find it here... Recuva

Hope that helps.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 08:03 PM

I have had great success with Recuva in the past as well. One thing you have to remember is that the more you use the Computer once the files are deleted, the less chance of recovering them with any program, because the deleted files are quickly overwritten and can be lost forever.

What I always suggest is as follows:

Using a second computer to download and install Recuva Portable to a flash drive, then running it from the flash drive on the computer that has the lost files seems to be the safest way to get the best success.

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 12:28 AM

Okay, thanks for all information. I'll give it a try! Not sure just where the files are located but I do recall some of them. I'll let you know if it is a success or not....




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