Deleted a document by mistake

  Allan-263226 11:35 22 May 2003


My dizzy friend has deleted a document from her hard drive. It is not in recycle bin or anywhere else we can see.

Is there a way to scan for deleted items?

  recap 11:40 22 May 2003

Check "My Documents" and "Temp folder" it may still be there. If it is not in any of those and you have completed a full search of the system, then you will be lucky to get it back without having to pay a specialist to retrieve it.

  Gongoozler 11:44 22 May 2003

If you are sure the file was deleted and not simply moved, then your only hope is that the area of disk it was on hasn't been overwritten. If that is the case, then you may be able to recover the file with an undelete utility. Some have limited trial versions such as R-Undelete click here where the trial version is claimed to undelete files up to 64K size. A possibility is that the file has simply been moved to the wrong location, in which case a search in Windows Explorer may find it.

  anchor 12:03 22 May 2003

A selection of undelete programmes can be found here:

click here

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