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  1. Ken_RM

    Ken_RM Thread Starter

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    Hi
    I use jpgs to capture hundreds of data items.
    Recently I was running very short on memory, so did a disk cleanup which did release some free memory. However, I have now lost all my jpgs. The folders are intact, but the jpgs are a gonna.
    I need serious help to try and recover the lost data. PLEASE HELP.
    Ken
     
  2. TerryNet

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    There are free data recovery programs, such as Recuva Portable. There are also, presumably better, for-pay data recovery programs. Simply search the web for "data recovery" for either kind.

    There are also professional services for this.
     
  3. Ken_RM

    Ken_RM Thread Starter

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    I attempted Recuva without success. Any further suggestions
    Thanks,
    Ken
     
  4. TerryNet

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    Data recovery programs and data recovery services are the only ways I know to possibly recover data that was not backed up sufficiently.
     
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    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    Ken,

    Please use the Reply button to reply to someone in a thread rather than the Report button which is to report inappropriate material or abuse.

    Thanks for understanding.
     
  6. crjdriver

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    The very first thing to do is to stop using the drive on which these files previously were stored. The more you use the drive, the less your chance of recovering the data. If this drive was the system drive, pull it out and connect it to a working system. Run multiple recovery programs on the drive. One free one is recuva [free download]

    If you cannot pull out the drive, the other option is to boot the system with a linux live usb such as parted magic [no longer free]

    If either of those two options are not viable for you, you can ship the drive to a data recovery shop. Do get an estimate; data recovery is NOT cheap. A very basic recovery using just software runs around $200 [where I live] plus the cost of whatever media you want the recovered data copied to; you cannot recover to the same drive you are scanning.
     
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    The thread is closed (except to admins and mods) because of no reply for almost two months. The recommended procedure, Ken, is to Report with a request for us to reopen the thread. Then you will be able to post here again.
     
  8. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    I'll post the reply that Ken Reported by mistake and reopen it to avoid any confusion:
     
  9. TerryNet

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    You're welcome, Ken. Sorry you could not recover the data.
     
  10. Ken_RM

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    Hi Cookiegal,
    My appologies for the error. I thought I should reply rather than report, but could not find the reply button. Will try harder next time.
    Thks
    Ken
     
  11. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    No problem Ken. Understandable.
     
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