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  1. onely

    onely Thread Starter

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    if I run scan/reg will a folder I deleted be restoed or is it gone forever/ thanks
     
  2. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    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
     
  3. onely

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    I delted it 20 minutes ago, I am having a problem with the keyboard it won't work at dos prompt
     
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    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    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
     
  5. onely

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    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
     
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    When you did the restore, did you have the options to pick a date? Don't pick the oldest date.

    eddie
     
  7. onely

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    I picked yesterday and then I tried today..I only made the file today so it probably is gone
     
  8. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    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
     
  9. onely

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    hi eddie,

    I must be doing something wrong, I keep getting bad command or file name
     
  10. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    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
     
  11. onely

    onely Thread Starter

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    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
     
  12. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    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
     
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