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Can't recover items deleted from recycle bin


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#1 HammerJeff

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Posted 11 March 2015 - 04:30 AM

Hi,

I have a client whose child has deleted his important business files - no back ups

Then, they emptied the recycling bin...

I have tried recuvva, then removed the Hardisk and via Easeus, commercial Stellar data recovery, 7 data recovery and wonder share amongst others - none seem to find the deleted documents....

Ive also tried deleting a test file on my 8.1 machine and nothing finds that either.

Has anyone ever had success in recovering deleted items from win 8.1 recycle bin, if so, what software? Or is it a feature that they are gone forever once deleted due to improved security?

Ive spent hours on this!

Many, many thanks!


Edited by Chris Cosgrove, 11 March 2015 - 07:45 AM.
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Posted 11 March 2015 - 05:33 AM

Hi HammerJeff :)

Unfortunately, there's never a guaranteed way to recover a file that you deleted. When you delete a file, you have to be sure that you'll never need it back, because the chances of getting it back are really slim. Free data recovery software can only do so much, and none of them even guarantee that they'll recover anything and if they do, it won't be 100% of what was deleted. The same goes for paid software. If that client had important business files that are critical for his job, one solution could be to go to a data forensics company and get them to retrieve the deleted files from the drive. Assuming that no other major read/write operation has been done on the drive that could have completely ereased the trace of these files, they may be able to recover them. However, these kind of services are quite expansive so I hope for your client that if he pays for them, it's worth it.

On a side note, the free software I use for data recovery are Recuva, EaseUS Data Recovery and GetDataBackNTFS (there's a portable version made from the paid version). If these fails, I usually tell the person that there's nothing more I can do.

Good luck with that client and the case.

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Posted 11 March 2015 - 02:25 PM

Have a read here...

http://html5.litten.com/windows-file-recovery-series-part-5-manually-recover-a-deleted-file-from-an-ntfs-file-system/#more-817

 

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