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Help! accidentally deleted important file

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by Primes, Nov 29, 2004.

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  1. Primes

    Primes Thread Starter

    Jan 7, 2004
    Help! accidentally deleted important file. How can i get it back?
  2. XL Guru

    XL Guru

    Aug 30, 2003
    DO NOT USE THE COMPUTER THE FILE WAS ON. Use another comp to follow this up if you can.

    How did you delete it ; from Windows Explorer? Did you delete it, or just send it to the Recycle Bin? If you sent it to the Bin, it'll still be there, you can just restore it from there (assuming your system isn't set up to ignore the Bin). If you deleted it w/out sending it to the Bin, even that doesn't wipe it from your HD, it just marks it as "can be overwritten" so that as your comp "does stuff" over time, it'll start to go. If it's been marked for overwriting, you may need to take on (& pay for) a data recovery firm.
  3. Rollin_Again


    Sep 4, 2003
    You can try one of many data recovery software programs. DIY Recovery is a good one that I have used before. The trial version which is available HERE can be used to recover deleted files from one directory at a time for free. If you want to recovery multiple files in multiple directories, you'll have to pay for the full version.

    PC inspector is another file recovery program that is completely free. Get it HERE

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