Deleted Files

  dp600 06:12 03 Jul 2003

I have accidently deleted some very important files iand deleted them from the trash can.Is here any way I can retrieve them.

Thank You


  -pops- 06:46 03 Jul 2003

What operating system? If XP or ME, can you try a system restore to a time before you deleted them?

Don't you have a backup that would have them on?

You could try this click here


  User-312386 08:22 03 Jul 2003

there is freeware recovery programmes

I have one somewhere called "fast file undelete"

If you like i will find it and e-mail it to you tonight

E-mail me if you would like the programme, it searches the unused space on your hard drive


  vaughan007 08:55 03 Jul 2003

You should be able to get them back using file recovery software. Just try to keep hdd activity to a minumum until you do.

  GroupFC 09:03 03 Jul 2003

You could try using file recovery from PC Inspector at click here

I have not used it myself so don't know how effective it is but I have seen suggested in threads of similar nature.

Good Luck

Ps Backup, Backup and Backup!!

  dp600 10:15 03 Jul 2003

Thank you all will try these programms , i am runing on xp and had just put a lot of photo files on hennce had not backed up and some how deleted the whole of my docs file.

Dave P

  Jester2K II 11:07 03 Jul 2003

Runs from a floppy too. click here

Restore files which are deleted from the recycle bin or deleted while holding down the Shift key by mistake.
Conversely, this program has another function that makes it almost impossible to restore all deleted files.
You can use it after deletion of confidential documents, embarrassing files and so on.

You don't have to install it, so it doesn't leave any garbage in the PC.
(You can also run it from a floppy disk.)
Even if a file seems to be restored, there is no guarantee that the contents are correct.
After you run the program, please check the files.
You can probably restore it correctly if the drive has enough free space
and if it's just after deletion.
If you restore a folder, there is no guarantee that all files or folders which used to belong to the folder will be in it.
If you can't find them in it, please search and restore them one by one.
If you still can't find them, it's impossible to restore them.
It will be almost impossible to restore any deleted files if you run the complete deletion function.
To be exact, fragments of deleted files can be in last clusters of existing files or allocated and unwritten files.
(Note that this function is not suitable for TOP SECRET information.)
Even if you find the information of completely deleted files, their contents must be erased.
If you want to erase the information too, please run the function again.

When you use the restoration function, I don't think you will encounter any damage due to bugs, since the function doesn't write anything to physical sectors.
However, the complete deletion function replaces physical sectors.
Therefore, I confirmed that it worked without any problems by testing many times.
As there is a rare possibility of damage or loss, please run the function at your own risk.

  -pops- 11:12 03 Jul 2003

As you're on XP, try a System Restore - it's the safest method.

  Jester2K II 11:13 03 Jul 2003

Where can you get "fast file undelete" from?

  dp600 11:18 03 Jul 2003

Tryed system restore with no luck still trying the sugested downloads

  User-312386 18:46 03 Jul 2003

it used to be on the net mate as freeware

cant find it now

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