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Restore Deleted Files

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#1 brillo


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Posted 07 March 2006 - 03:08 AM

I need several files that I inadvertently deleted last night, then dumped them a few minutes ago with disk cleanup. I thinkI saw here somewhere a link or tutorial telling how to get them back. Could someone either pointme in the right direction or provide a step by step? Time is of the essence since the files are only recoverable if not already written over (over written?) as I recall.

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#2 acklan


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Posted 07 March 2006 - 03:33 AM

If I remember correctly Rimmer had a link to that. Not sure. He should be online very soon.
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Posted 07 March 2006 - 03:42 AM

All of the following tools are freeware.

Data Recovery - http://tokiwa.tomato.ne.jp/EN/dr.html
Disk Inspector - http://www.theabsolute.net/sware/dskinv.html or http://www.diskcleaners.com/
FreeUndelete - http://www.officerecovery.com/freeundelete/
PC Inspector File Recovery - http://www.pcinspector.de/file_recovery/uk/welcome.htm
Handy Recovery - http://www.handyrecovery.com/download.shtml see bottom of page for freeware version link
Download Restoration Here

Commerical Products.

Runtime Get Data Back NTFS version (There's also a fat version)
Active Undelete
O&O Disk Recovery

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Posted 07 March 2006 - 03:54 AM

I've used PC Inspector.
Better have two partitions or HDs to use it.
I'll try some others ...

yes, this one too ...

Download and install FreeUndelete.
Whenever possible, save the setup executable and install
the program to a disk that does not hold files you need to undelete.
Tip: It is common that the only drive user has is C: and this is also the drive from where files need to be undeleted. In that case a good solution is using a USB flash drive as FreeUndelete download and install destination.

need a minimum of two HDs or partitions of one.

Handy recovery is interesting:
Handy Recovery 3.0 is provided with 30-day trial period
this time you will be able to try all its features and decide if you really like our product and want to buy it. The evaluation version can recover 1 file per day.

1 file per day?

Edited by phawgg, 07 March 2006 - 04:08 AM.

patiently patrolling, plenty of persisant pests n' problems ...

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Posted 07 March 2006 - 05:57 AM

Many thanks again. I downloaded Handy Recovery v1.0 freeware from the bottom of the home page as stidyup mentioned above. Maybe not all the bells and whistles, but it worked well, clearly showing and enabling me to undelete all the files I needed back, not just one/day as trial of v3 would have allowed. Installed HR to USB flash drive as phawgg suggested and put undeleted files there until done, then returned them to hard drive. That's two very quick and efficient resolutions in the last few days to problems I would have spent a lot of time, angst, energy, and possibly hard-earned MOOLA resolving on my own. If at all. Really, thanks folks. :thumbsup:

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