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#1 darwinlankford

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 10:56 AM

Last night I accidently deleted all my files while changing users on my laptop, & am curious if I can get them back.  I tried to run a restore from before the time it happened, but I guess all it restored was the windows operating files?  I've looked at numerous "free" software apps that claim to be able to recover files, & have read that w/ vista that the files are probably still present, but hidden.  I'm looking for any & all advice or guidance & greatly appreciate the help.



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Posted 21 December 2013 - 12:07 PM

Try Recuva.


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Posted 21 December 2013 - 04:35 PM

i've been playing w/ recuva today & did find some of my excel, word, & PDF files, but have had no luck in finding my quicken files...any ideas?  is there a pattern to the recuva naming convention...lots of names that are numbers, some w/ recognizable extensions, some not.



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Posted 21 December 2013 - 04:51 PM

I'm afraid I will not be able to assist you in this aspect of the recovery.  Trial and error may be your only shot.  Recuva is a good program, but even it may not be able to recover all of your files.


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Posted 21 December 2013 - 04:57 PM

no problem.  i've got some back & will keep trying.  basically i've had to try & look at each file to see if its really good...will just take some time. i appreciate the advice.  happy holidays



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Posted 21 December 2013 - 05:00 PM

Happy holidays to you and yours.


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Posted 23 December 2013 - 04:59 PM

FWIW:  It's my understanding that Quicken files are maintained at the Quicken website online.

 

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