deleted

Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

onely

Thread Starter
Joined
Apr 17, 2001
Messages
281
if I run scan/reg will a folder I deleted be restoed or is it gone forever/ thanks
 

eddie5659

Moderator
Malware Specialist
Joined
Mar 19, 2001
Messages
37,270
Hiya

Usually its restored, although its actually scanreg /restore. There is a space before the /. Its an easy thing to forget.
Did you check your recycle bin first, and also, did you just delete it? The reason I say is, if you wiped it, its gonna be harder.

Regards

eddie
 

onely

Thread Starter
Joined
Apr 17, 2001
Messages
281
I delted it 20 minutes ago, I am having a problem with the keyboard it won't work at dos prompt
 

eddie5659

Moderator
Malware Specialist
Joined
Mar 19, 2001
Messages
37,270
Hiya

What do you mean? Are you saying you can type when on the web, but cannot in DOS, or are do you mean the restore will not work?

Are you rebooting to DOS or are you using the Command Screen in Windows? If the latter, reboot to DOS and see if you can do it.

Regards

eddie
 

onely

Thread Starter
Joined
Apr 17, 2001
Messages
281
hi, my numlock was on and it wouldn't let me type in dos but, now I can but, the restore did not return my file
 

eddie5659

Moderator
Malware Specialist
Joined
Mar 19, 2001
Messages
37,270
When you did the restore, did you have the options to pick a date? Don't pick the oldest date.

eddie
 

onely

Thread Starter
Joined
Apr 17, 2001
Messages
281
I picked yesterday and then I tried today..I only made the file today so it probably is gone
 

eddie5659

Moderator
Malware Specialist
Joined
Mar 19, 2001
Messages
37,270
Okay

Gonna try a DOS command. Reboot to DOS and at the prompt, make the directory the one that contained the deleted file. eg, if they were in the DOS directory, type

cd \dos

To recover the file, type the following at the command prompt:

undelete

One by one, DOS lists the deleted files it has found and prompts you to specify whether it should recover them. To recover a file, Press Y. DOS may also prompt you to type the initial letter of the file.

eddie
 

onely

Thread Starter
Joined
Apr 17, 2001
Messages
281
hi eddie,

I must be doing something wrong, I keep getting bad command or file name
 

eddie5659

Moderator
Malware Specialist
Joined
Mar 19, 2001
Messages
37,270
Hiya

When do you get the Bad Command? Are you booting to DOS or using the Command Screen in Windows? What directory was it in?
Try this:

say its in directory FRED
c:\>
c:\>CD FRED

will become

c:\>FRED

eddie
 

onely

Thread Starter
Joined
Apr 17, 2001
Messages
281
I am booting to dos and I am doing what you say, the directory is my documents so I type cd mydocuments , my documents comes up and then I type undelete, then I get bad command or file name
 

eddie5659

Moderator
Malware Specialist
Joined
Mar 19, 2001
Messages
37,270
Try typing UNDELETE at the prompt and a list of files that can be saved will appear with no first letter.

They may be gone forever. There are some programs that may be able to retrieve it.

eddie
 
Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 807,865 other people just like you!

Latest posts

Members online

Top