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surfinwahine

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How to retrieve deleted files from recycle bin?
« on: July 21, 2007, 07:45:36 PM »
I just ran across this issue while ridding my computer of a malware infection a couple of weeks ago.  Now, I can't remember where in the system the deleted files are.

Can someone please enlighten me?  I need to know urgently for my Church's computer.

Thank you in advance,

Surfinwahine

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    Re: How to retrieve deleted files from recycle bin?
    « Reply #1 on: July 21, 2007, 07:52:16 PM »
    If you deleted them manually they should be in the recycle bin, if they're not then you must have cleared it too.
    If you used a removal program then they should be in that program's 'vault' or 'backup'.
    Why would you want them back?

    surfinwahine

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    Re: How to retrieve deleted files from recycle bin?
    « Reply #2 on: July 21, 2007, 08:17:34 PM »
    I'm afraid that in trying to delete some games from the computer I may have inadvertently deleted files we use to print labels for our Sermon CDs!  :-[
    Our Minister of Music called and said the games are still on the system but the files containing the Label info are gone!
    You see my dilemma...

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      Re: How to retrieve deleted files from recycle bin?
      « Reply #3 on: July 21, 2007, 08:24:26 PM »
      Then hopefully they're in the recycle bin.

      surfinwahine

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      Re: How to retrieve deleted files from recycle bin?
      « Reply #4 on: July 21, 2007, 08:51:06 PM »
      Sadly, no.  I deleted the 2 "games" files from the recycle bin.  One file was named
      "Spyder.exe" I believe, and the other was "Solitaire applet". I also deleted the shortcuts to the games. Those are the only things I deleted.  I don't understand how the Labels would have been deleted and the games still be on the system.

      Any ideas how to locate the files?  :-[

      Pretty please?  :'(

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        Re: How to retrieve deleted files from recycle bin?
        « Reply #5 on: July 21, 2007, 09:05:37 PM »
        It doesn't sound like something you did caused the problem.
        Do you remember any of the file names, if so try searching your computer for them.
        Start>Search>Search for Files or Folders.
        Has anyone else been playing with the computer?

        surfinwahine

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        Re: How to retrieve deleted files from recycle bin?
        « Reply #6 on: July 21, 2007, 09:12:59 PM »
        That's possible...at this point I won't know until I get there in the morning. I did set an Administrator password to logon to our Ministry's Account, but 1-2 others use the same computer.

        Once the computer is on, how can I set a password to keep people off of the internet account?

        Thank you so much.

        Surfinwahine

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          Re: How to retrieve deleted files from recycle bin?
          « Reply #7 on: July 21, 2007, 09:20:25 PM »
          I have very limited knowledge on passords and multiple users because I use a non networked computer and I'm the only person with access.
          Hang in there, someone will be able to answer your last question.

          srtony1946



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            Re: How to retrieve deleted files from recycle bin?
            « Reply #8 on: July 24, 2007, 06:22:43 AM »
            Hi, To set a password do the following- Start,Control panel, User accounts, Change an account,  Click computer administrator, Change password.