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recovering deleted files

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by driver_uk2001, Jan 7, 2003.

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  1. driver_uk2001

    driver_uk2001 Thread Starter

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    hi i was wondering if anyone outhere could advise me of a program i can use to recovers files that i have deleted or anyway that i can recover the files that has been deleted,,thanx
     
  2. Jtoast

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    There are a LOT of programs out there, depending on how much you want to spend. go to www.google.com and type in "Data recovery software."

    be warned..they are NOT cheap.
     
  3. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Hiya

    Usually, if they have been deleted from the Recycle bin, they're gone.

    You can restore the PC though.

    Reboot to DOS, and at the propmt, type the following. Note the space before the /

    scanreg /restore

    and pick a date prior to the deletion. Don't pick the oldest date.

    There are some Recovery programs, but they can be costly. Not usually freeware :(

    Regards

    eddie
     
  4. slipe

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    Even after you remove stuff from the recycle bin it is still on the hard drive. The FAT no longer has a reference to it and the computer can’t display it without using recovery software.

    If you lose something that way use the computer as little as possible if you want to recover it. The FAT considers the space empty and will overwrite it, making it unrecoverable to anyone but specialists.

    Newer operating systems have reversion capability if you have it active. For older systems you can install GoBack and it will take the system back to an earlier time when the file was still there. I was not aware that a Scanreg /Restore would rebuild the FAT so you could recover a deleted program – never tried it for that.
     
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