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files gone from external hard drive

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  1. katkootable

    katkootable Thread Starter

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    hi,
    the last time I checked on those file was yesterday , when I added a new file to a +20GB folder on my external hard disk
    and now when I wanted one of them I found only few files left !! almost 1.7GB left out of all
    I can't believe I accidentally deleted all that , mostly that it's more than a sub folder that was gone
    I read many articles related to undelete though but they all won't work because :
    1- some of them need a software to be installed from the start , before the files were gone , and I didn't have that
    2- one article said that pc shouldn't be turned of in order to recover , my case I did twice
    3- that same article said that must not write onto the hd to avoid data be overwritten , but I was moving files from PC to hd all morning T_T

    I feel like it's hopeless , and that my files are all gone .. like forever gone :(
    but I thought I should ask ,only so I won't regret not trying
    anyway , thanks alot

    P.S : I'm using windows 7 64bit , sony vaio vpcf13wfx and my external is adata superior sh93 500GB if that would help
     
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  3. katkootable

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    NP Other Adviser's might have some other free tools to help you as well.
     
  6. katkootable

    katkootable Thread Starter

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    tried it .. but the scan couldn't find my files .
    thanks for the help anyway :)
     
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    You might try Recuva ... Found Here

    Maybe there's something wrong with the HDD .. I might suggest to test it with HD Tune ...
    After running Recuva .. Maybe a bad sector ??
     
  8. VictoriaiiCe

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    Good idea (y)
     
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