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.
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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