KeePass accidentally deleted

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.9
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit, Build 18362, Installed 20190626074857.000000-480
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-8250U CPU @ 1.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 142 Stepping 10, CPU Count: 8
Total Physical RAM: 8 GB
Graphics Card: Intel(R) UHD Graphics 620, 1024 MB
Hard Drives: C: 916 GB (841 GB Free); E: 931 GB (901 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc. 0F1VY1, ver A00, s/n /CNPJ7T2/CNCMC0091D02AF/
System: Dell Inc., ver DELL - 1072009, s/n CNPJ7T2
Antivirus: Avast Antivirus, Enabled and Updated

Hi, my problem is that somehow, in running system cleanups with Avast, my KeePass database was deleted (all of my saved passwords/logins!). I looked at their site for help but do not know how to do what they say. I have looked in the trash and searched my computer for the lost database, but have not found it. Can anyone help?
 

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I looked at their site for help but do not know how to do what they say.
Can you provide a link to the page on their site and let us know what part of the procedure is giving you a problem?

I have looked in the trash and searched my computer for the lost database,
Did your search include looking in system folder locations and for hidden files?
 

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Thanks for responding to my question!


Below is from the KeePass site. I'm not sure if it's even the correct advice for my problem, and I'm also not sure how to create a new database file. Link to their page: https://keepass.info/help/base/repair.html

KeePass 2.x Only
In order to use the repair functionality in KeePass 2.x, first create a new database file. Then, go 'File''Import' and import the corrupted database file, using 'KeePass KDBX (2.x) (Repair Mode)' as format.

Did your search include looking in system folder locations and for hidden files?
Maybe not.....I think what I did was search the whole computer from the search box in File Explorer.
 

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Below is from the KeePass site. I'm not sure if it's even the correct advice for my problem, and I'm also not sure how to create a new database file. Link to their page: https://keepass.info/help/base/repair.html
You are not trying to repair a corrupted file. You are trying to locate a deleted file and the last set of directions under the heading "File Header/Signature" should be tried. I am not at all familiar with the use of Avast software and do not know how it deletes files. If it does a typical Windows deletion without emptying the recycle bin, you may find your recently deleted file in the recycle bin. If it deletes files in any other manner recovery may be more difficult or impossible.

I am also not familiar with how to search for files by their header information. It would take some time for me to research that and find out if it is possible with Windows 10 standard search.

I think what I did was search the whole computer from the search box in File Explorer.
You need to make sure Files Explorer is set to show hidden files and extensions. You also need to make sure that the Advanced search options are set to look in system folders
 

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If you don't have a backup copy saved somewhere, then you are out of luck.
 
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