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#1 pcnoobsdc

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Posted 14 November 2016 - 01:14 PM

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This is urgent i accidentallly deleted the files from my external hard drive and i need them back is there any way i cazn recover them?? Please this is urgent



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 14 November 2016 - 01:32 PM

Do not write anything to the external drive. Download and install Recuva and scan the external. Do not copy the files Recuva finds back to the external drive. Copy them to your internal drive.



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Posted 14 November 2016 - 01:39 PM

As JohnC said, however, you can also use the free portable version of MiniTools Power Data Recovery as a 2nd try if you like.


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#4 pcnoobsdc

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Posted 14 November 2016 - 03:00 PM

Do not write anything to the external drive. Download and install Recuva and scan the external. Do not copy the files Recuva finds back to the external drive. Copy them to your internal drive.

im confused, do not copy which files to where? where/who is my internal hard drive?



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Posted 14 November 2016 - 03:12 PM

Detach the external drive. Install Recuva. Attach your USB external drive. Run Recuva and scan the drive. Recuva will list files it finds. When recovering the files do not copy them back to the external drive. Always copy files you are recovering to a different drive.

 

Before attempting the recovery please read the guide.

 

http://www.piriform.com/docs/recuva/recuva-quick-start

 

If recuva cannot find your files use the program suggested by RolandJS. It will let you recover up to 1GB for free.

 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/review/data-recovery/minitools-power-data-recovery-review/



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Posted 14 November 2016 - 03:18 PM

oh, but they are about 700GBs or more.....



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Posted 14 November 2016 - 03:22 PM

oh, but they are about 700GBs or more.....

Then you might have to purchase MiniTools Power Data Recovery or something similar.


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Posted 14 November 2016 - 03:26 PM

Then you need to use Recuva if you do not want to purchase a program or there is PhotoRec but it recovers files with generic names and does it in real time so the drive recovering the files must have enough free space. If your internal drive does not have an extra 700GBs or more of free space you will need to purchase a new external drive and recover the files to it. 

 

If you tried to copy files back to the external drive you are recovering from it would corrupt files that still have not been recovered because windows could write back the recovered files to the location of the deleted files that have yet to be recovered. Never copy files back to the device you are recovering from.



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Posted 14 November 2016 - 03:54 PM

Then you need to use Recuva if you do not want to purchase a program or there is PhotoRec but it recovers files with generic names and does it in real time so the drive recovering the files must have enough free space. If your internal drive does not have an extra 700GBs or more of free space you will need to purchase a new external drive and recover the files to it. 

 

If you tried to copy files back to the external drive you are recovering from it would corrupt files that still have not been recovered because windows could write back the recovered files to the location of the deleted files that have yet to be recovered. Never copy files back to the device you are recovering from.

i think i get you, well im using Recuva but its still at 0% and it says there are 479 803 files its been there for a while maybe 30 minutes



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Posted 14 November 2016 - 04:02 PM

From time to time, Windows 10 creates point-in-time copies of your files. This allows you to retrieve older versions from files you accidentally deleted or altered. You can use ShadowExplorer to browse system restore points and restore any deleted files.

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Posted 14 November 2016 - 04:10 PM

From time to time, Windows 10 creates point-in-time copies of your files. This allows you to retrieve older versions from files you accidentally deleted or altered. You can use ShadowExplorer to browse system restore points and restore any deleted files.

i use home edition i think, its not listed there



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Posted 14 November 2016 - 04:27 PM

It does not matter you can use this program on Windows 10 and on any edition of Windows 10.

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Posted 15 November 2016 - 04:39 AM

sorry but i do not know how to use shadow explorer it only works for the C drive when i put G drive (external hard drive), nothing shows up and idk how to use it



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Posted 15 November 2016 - 05:15 AM

Detach the external drive. Install Recuva. Attach your USB external drive. Run Recuva and scan the drive. Recuva will list files it finds. When recovering the files do not copy them back to the external drive. Always copy files you are recovering to a different drive.

 

Before attempting the recovery please read the guide.

 

http://www.piriform.com/docs/recuva/recuva-quick-start

 

If recuva cannot find your files use the program suggested by RolandJS. It will let you recover up to 1GB for free.

 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/review/data-recovery/minitools-power-data-recovery-review/

oh think your softwaree works now, there is insuficient disk space where am i to load it? It ssays i need 500+ and i only have 480+



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Posted 15 November 2016 - 06:01 AM

the thing is that these softwares do not load my downloads like they were organized at the begining and they mix everything up right? and it asks for a lot more space right?






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