Recover deleted User account files

  User-CB94CED6-F3AA-42E7-8A286564F5DCBC14 13:13 19 May 2009

XP, have deleted a user account and need the files. Forgot to save them. Went back to a restore point and restored from there. Got the accounts back but all the files list as 1K byte each and seem to be absent (cannot open them). I think I have lost the files.

Has anyone an idea how to recover them?

  birdface 13:30 19 May 2009

I have never tried this here so cannot comment on it.if you wait I am sure someone will give you a better one to try.

  FreeCell 13:37 19 May 2009

Recuva (buteman's sugestion)is well rated but I would advise downloading it onto another PC if possible and transferring to a USB stick (instructions in the web documentation pages) and then running it on the PC with the deleted files from the stick.

The more programs/files you load onto the problem PC the less chance of recovery as your old files may get overwritten.

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