Inadvertent deletion of text file

  Curio 19:00 26 Nov 2007

Can anyone offer me a free File Recovery prog to recover a lost text file please. Brother rang to ask me if I could help (300 miles away). Have offered the basic Search routine but that failed.

  Technotiger 19:05 26 Nov 2007

Ask your brother if he has emptied his Recycle bin - 'cos it could still be in there.

click here

  SANTOS7 19:08 26 Nov 2007

click here
this may help,try to avoid the same drive as the deleted files when downloading,good luck..

  2neat 19:08 26 Nov 2007

On HD or removable media?

  Curio 19:08 26 Nov 2007

Yep - done that. Apparently has no idea how this file disappeared. His wife blamed CrapCleaner, which I don't think is the culprit.

  Sparkly 19:12 26 Nov 2007

Try this
click here

  wee eddie 19:13 26 Nov 2007

Delete it before he had saved it.

If so ~ I'm afraid it's gone into the ether!

If he deleted a previously Saved Document. Do a search "By Date" for *.txt or whatever Format the Original was saved in.

  birdface 19:15 26 Nov 2007

Or here

  Curio 20:02 26 Nov 2007

All info passed on for his delectation. Will be in contact again tomorrow - with good news, I hope!

  Curio 19:37 28 Nov 2007

File apparently gone for good. Still has no idea how it happened. Has learned the lesson of Backing Up! Thanks to all.

  Technotiger 20:25 28 Nov 2007

Thanks for the feedback - sorry we could not claim victory on this one!

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