Old 4th March 2003, 20:10   #1
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data recovery software?

i accidently deleted a folder with a powerpoint presentation and some mp3's in it that i need. is there a way free, simple way to recover it? i shift+deleted the folder bypassing the recycle bin. stupid me
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Old 4th March 2003, 20:12   #2
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I believe there is undelete for certain windows versions.
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Old 4th March 2003, 23:10   #3
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The ultimate recovery software for recovering unrecoverable hard disks (as long as they dont make "crunch-klang" noises) is RStudio. It is however for advanced users.
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Or you can take it into specialized places that can still bring back files even if your harddrive has been formatted multiple times since.
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There's a lot of other recovery softwares that may be easyer to use. try a search on "download.com.com" (cnet's download section). But it is important you do the least work possible on your hard disk in the meantime.
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well i got all 15 files that were in my folder back. one was corrupted but it was just an mp3 that i can easily replace. but some of the other files were "replaceless". i used a program called File Rescue by Software Shelf. it was a demo and only allowed you to restore 2 files, but i deleted the registry keys after each two and kept going. thanks for the help guys

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good work
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Been trying hard all these years to use that software to recover this hard drive, and yet it still doesn't work. Any suggestions?


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Maybe try to use windows system restore?
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use a 'Recuva' by piriform - simple and easy to use. if you don't get it with basic scan restart and enable it with deep scan. Couple of clicks and simple to use interface..

free and will recover all your files...

http://www.piriform.com/recuva

They also make ccleaner and defraggler as well

All tried and trusted software - just watch for the google install if you don't want google (hey they have to get paid somehow though)

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I think the problem was with my method of file compression.

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I think the problem was with my method of file compression.

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Old 5th February 2013, 07:04   #14
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>but some of the other files were "replaceless"

If they were overwritten by anything.... you're done.

>even if your harddrive has been formatted multiple times since.

In the old days.... anything modern has a different formulation to the platter. Write zeros over stuff twice and the data is probably unrecoverable.

It might be too late, but it's possible that Recuva and the like could scan the disk and reconstruct the entry in the Master File Table assuming nothing overwrote the file itself. So you could have an overwrite of the file table, an overwrite of the data itself or both.

Experience tells me that if you hit shift delete, you better have meant it.
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