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Recovering files without admin.


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#1 Jebug

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 04:20 AM

To cut a long story short,I deleted a file and then emptied the recycle bin rather than recovering it.

I have been trying to recover it using a variety of file recovery programs, but they all seem to require admin, which I do not have.

I not familiar with the command line interface, so will need detailed instructions on any techniques using this.

 

Help would be much appreciated!!



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Posted 05 February 2014 - 05:19 AM

You need to specify where you deleted it from - local HDD or server volume on a network - if local 'c: drive' then you will need a recovery program as the file would be been removed from the file allocation table (the fist couple letters of the original file name are truncated) however is restorable via commercial software such as Recuva - try searching for it on the web. It is import that you do not write any further info to the drive you have already deleted the file from, until you restore it.

If deleted on a server volume then you will need to contact the IT network department to provide a shadow copy/tape/cloud restore of the original file.



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Posted 05 February 2014 - 05:20 AM

from c drive.

Recuva requires admin to work properly, so that's a no-go.



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Posted 05 February 2014 - 05:29 AM

Most external programs will require 'admin' rights to install - you can click the setup.exe or install.exe and 'run as' local computername\administrator (if the service is running) but I don't see a way of recovering data deleted from the recycle bin, without installing something to recover the file as has now been partially truncated.



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Posted 05 February 2014 - 05:39 AM

Try the 'portable' version of Recuva - download from the web to a memory stick and this should work.



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Posted 05 February 2014 - 05:41 AM

I've tried that already. The program itself. and all of the other ones I've tried, require admin rights to run.






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