The restore point may work for you, or it may not. Persoanlly, that's a tough call, because you risk erasing the deleted version where you can't retrieve it, and you risk the possibility that the restore point won't work, and at the same time, erased any possible chance of you recovering what was accidentally deleted.
If possible, the best way you is to hook the hard drive in question to another computer as the slave. And then use the other computer to get the data off, because you stand the risk of that sector of the hard drive to be over-written with data if you add/install a program to the computer. It's not always true.. but that risk still exists.
If you don't have access to another computer then you'll want to use a few FREE
ones that are out there. Look in the Commercial FREEWare
forum here on this site. Sorry, I forget the link right off hand.
But whatever you do, don't keep deleting and (or) modifying the hard drive if you want your data back. By all means, just download what you need, and do as less installing/deleting on that computer as possible.
And then again, if you feel that the Restore Point
will bring back the data, then all I can say is go for it. But remember to weigh out your odds, no matter which route you take.a.
connect the hard drive to another computer, and do it that way (safest known method
install a program(s
) on the computer in question, and run it from there (risk/a workable method)c.
Use the Windows Restore Point
(risk/a workable method)
Edited by Walkman, 08 April 2007 - 04:30 AM.