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Chocotastic

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Recover deleted files
« on: April 19, 2007, 07:06:41 AM »
Hi

I recently deleted some picture and video files from my computer because i emptied the recycle bin without checking what was in there. I am unsure of how, if it is even possible, to recover these files. I'm running windows XP, on a pretty new machine....500 gig hard drive...1 gig of ram....you know, a decent computer. I'm not usre hows that going to affest my question, but the info said to put it in. But yeah, i tried running some undelete programs i got from the net, but either they aren't working or im not working them properly.

Any help is very much appreciated in this matter.

Dan

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Re: Recover deleted files
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2007, 07:14:32 AM »
Don't write to the HDD anymore and google, download and install PC Inspector.

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Re: Recover deleted files
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2007, 12:09:24 PM »
Or try Recuva.
Use that PC as little as possible, ideally just to download and install these programs.
Even better, get them on a flash drive from another PC and install them from there.
The more you write to that HDD, the less the chance of getting those files back.

Jp

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Re: Recover deleted files
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2007, 12:57:14 PM »
Have you read the forum post at  Recuva, lately ?

BTW, what do you mean by don't write to the HDD anymore ?

What writing are you speaking of ?

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Re: Recover deleted files
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2007, 01:00:33 PM »
Have you read the forum post at  Recuva, lately ?

BTW, what do you mean by don't write to the HDD anymore ?

What writing are you speaking of ?

Jp

Basically, they mean "don't download any files, install any programs, or make any changes".  And let's try to not hijack this thread.
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Re: Recover deleted files
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2007, 01:18:45 PM »
I'm not trying to HJ this thread !

and I was talking about the sucess rate of Recuva, . .I don't think you commented on that ?

I am trying to recover some files from a notebook that is not set up for internet connection, I can not believe what happened, there may have been a chance, (when I backed up the files onto a disc, during that Trojan episode, prior to restoring, that some how the corruption effected the disc) ?

Anyway, I am looking for some lost files in the notebook, and some deleted from the Recycle Bin ?

This isn't the first time !!!!!!!!!!

But, . . I am beginning not to trust disc.

 :-\

Jp

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Re: Recover deleted files
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2007, 04:18:59 PM »
download helix
http://www.e-fense.com/helix/
you can either boot up a linux recovery environment or run it in windows (without installing). Either way, you won't have to write anything to your hdd