Deleted files recovery?

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Is it possible for me to recover a deleted file? I deleted a file that i really need and now m stuck.I used the system restore but that didnt help,and i didnt have a backup?I use winXp..if anybody knows anything on how to please share.Thank u in advance
 

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Did you check to see if it's in the Recycle Bin?
Double click it and see if you see the file.
If you do, right click on it and click restore, it will put it back where it was.
 
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HI, What sort of file are we talking about. A restore does little more than bring the system back. There is software that can try to find a deleted file especially if it is not overwritten. I don't know whether there are any free ones though.

If it is a all they can be found on the web or you can reinstall the program that needs it.

If it is a system file than you can a os repair with the setup CD.

Peace Mal
 

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Mal, didn't say system restore.
If they deleted a file and it went into the recycle bin and it's still there, they can right click on it and it will restore back to it's original location.
 
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HI Sorry Del. "It said I used system restore but that did not help".

It was the 3 rd. sentence in the post that is why I wanted to know what file it was. Peace Mal
 

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HI it was a game file ,just one but now my game doesnt work,and i dont have a cd for it.And no its not in the recycling bin..i looked.I just heard that pple sometimes recover their erased files somehow...I dunno how.Thanks for the suggestions though
 
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First of all, stop using that computer or hard drive. If the file is recoverable now, you want to stop all activity to make sure something doesn't overwrite it.

If your file system is FAT32, you can boot to a DOS floppy that has the program undelete.exe.

If you have an NTFS file system, you will need third party software like Norton Utilities or this: http://www.uneraser.com/
 
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You might be able to find someone with the same game to send you a copy of the file...depends on the rarity of the game, I guess.
 
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I just deleted a file that contained music. I went into system restore and tried restoring the system. The restore system wouldn't let me pick a date, and froze right there. I reid to re-boot and now all I get is a DOS screen asking me the method I want to used to re-boot ie:Safemode, Normal or in DOS. Once I pick the sysem restarts and I get the same message. I can't get on and I still despartetly need to retrieve the file. ANy suggestions?
 
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