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Help recover deleted volume

Question: Help recover deleted volume

I accidentally deleted my portable hard drive volume when messing around with Disk Management on Windows 7. The hard drive is formatted using FAT32 and is about 120GB. Is there any way to recover it? I have all media and some important documents in there. Any help would be really appreciated.

Thank you.

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Answer: Help recover deleted volume

Hi,

You can use the undelete option in a 3rd party partition manager. As long as you haven't attempted to change that partition in any way other than delete it, should work fine.

If you have a partition Manager - see if it has that option. Post back and let me know.

SIW2

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A friend of mine, not me, accidently deleted a spanned volume, One of the disks is an IBM Deskstar 80GB and the other is a Maxtor 200GB with 8M Buffer. The Spanned volume was a total of 190 GB (using unallocated space from both). The volume was deleted using the MMC utility from windows. I was wondering if there is any software out there that would me, not me, my friend, recover the data that was in it.
 

Answer:Recover Deleted Spanned Volume

I would think that this is the app your looking for, but its not free. Most app's that are worth there salt aren’t.

File Scavenger
 

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Honestly don't know y I deleted it but, I was cleaning files from my drives while in Linux and I deleted the system volume folder from one of my hdds and now all my data is inaccessible. Haven't touched the drive since, would like a surefire way to get it back. Here is my set up64gb ssd Windows 7
1tb hdd internal (deleted system volume folder)
1tb external hdd 50gb Linux partition 950gb ntfs partition
Thanks in advance

Answer:recover deleted system volume information on external drive

Have you had a look at the current version of the HIRENS boot CD. this has lots of free recovery tools on it. I have used it a few times for exactly the purpose you need it for...

Go here: Download Hiren

And scroll down about 3/4 of the way and you will a download link.

hth
Tanya

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Hi I had 2 external hard drives connected and in disk manager I clicked delete on the wrong one? So now the drive wont show up, so I simply created a Simple volume and know it is a RAW drive? How do I recover the files there was over 100GB and some of them are really important such as records and work related stuff, it is currently a RAW partition and all the hard disk recovery softwares dont recognise it because it is a RAW drive? do i have to format it to recover the files? Please Help!?!

Answer:*Important* Accidently deleted volume in Disk Manager, how to recover?

Do not format the disk.
this would make your task more difficult or even impossible.

There are free partition recovery tools available on the net.

Question the deletion, was it your operating system or are you still able to boot into Windows. I have never been in this position but someone will post some software for you. Just don't muddle the disk any further.

If you are able to boot into Windows this link will give you an idea of what you are looking for. Hang on because I know some forum members have done this will be suggesting more software.

[email protected] Partition Recovery Freeware Toolkit.Recover Deleted Partition, Volume.Undelete NTFS,FAT,exFAT,HFS+,Ext2/Ext3.

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Hi,

Whilst removing a virus I have somehow managed to delete office 2003 with my outlook with all of my work emails on !!!

I have tried a system restore but it wont let me do it and comes up with %systemroot%\registration then ComPlusStaging

I could just reinstall office but I dont have all of my emails backed up on a pst file

Thanks

Steve

Answer:Need to recover deleted office 2003, deleted in error

Hello Steve, welcome to Seven Forums.

I would try reinstalling, just in case you did not actually remove the pst file.

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Someone probably asked about this so if u can kindly direct me to a previous post, I thank you in advance...
But is there any way to disable Outlook's Office "Recover deleted email" or "Recover email from Microsoft Exchange" - whatever the heck that is.
I am getting pretty darn tired of 'purging' deleted emails.
This only happens with my live.com account and quite frankly, I hesitate to keep using it.
I mean seriously, emptying trash means just that. In the real world I don't visit the dump and say, "I'd like to recover my trash that was picked up last Thursday. Gee. Thanks."
Know what I mean?

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Is it possible to recover/restore files deleted from the recycle bin?Any help is appreciated....

Answer:Recover deleted files deleted from Recycle bin

Doubtful, but try here:http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=free+data+recovery

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I was installing a fresh copy of Windows, when I wasnt paying attention and accidentally deleted the wrong partition(which was my full 80g hard drive that has everything on it!!). Luckily, I noticed what I had done BEFORE I formatted it. So now the partition is an unpartitioned 80g, and I installed a fresh copy of xp on the RIGHT hard drive i meant to install it on in the first place! Can anyone help me? That hard drive is very important to me, and I know there has to be a way to get it back. For right now I am leaving the unpartitioned drive alone until I get some feedback. So if anyone can help, suggest a EASY to use program, or give any support, IT WOULD BE VERY MUCH APPRECIATED! Thankyou very much!
 

Answer:Help me recover....?, Partition Deleted, Help Me Recover It

Partition undelete

Have a look at TestDisk
 

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I was installing a fresh copy of Windows, when I wasnt paying attention and accidentally deleted the wrong partition(which was my full 80g hard drive that has everything on it!!). Luckily, I noticed what I had done BEFORE I formatted it. So now the partition is an unpartitioned 80g, and I installed a fresh copy of xp on the RIGHT hard drive i meant to install it on in the first place! Can anyone help me? That hard drive is very important to me, and I know there has to be a way to get it back. For right now I am leaving the unpartitioned drive alone until I get some feedback. So if anyone can help, suggest a EASY to use program, or give any support, IT WOULD BE VERY MUCH APPRECIATED! Thankyou very much!

Answer:Help me recover....?, Partition Deleted, Help Me Recover It

http://www.runtime.org/gdb.htm

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I'm getting "incorrect password or not a truecrypt volume" when I attempt to mount one of my files.

I've had this happen once before a few years ago. Both times I used a keyfile and a password, then after a few days I'm unable to mount it. All other times I normally only used a password and never had any problems. Is there something about using keyfiles that causes issues?

I have multiple original copies of the keyfile I used and tried them all with no luck. I hadn't backed up the volume header yet. Luckily I have a full backup. But it's a week out of date and I've lost a good 80+ hours of work.

Does anyone know what the deal is and some way to fix this?

Note to forum: Not trying to crack, I have my password and keyfile. Just really need to fix my file.

If anyone can help at all it'd be Greatly appreciated. Thanks
 

Answer:Recover Truecypt Volume?

keyfiles are tricky. ive also had issues with using keyfiles with truecrypt. im not sure if windows adds any additional info to the files sometimes, like updates "last modified" or "date created" data, which would change the hash value of the file. its kind of a PITA, but if i ever feel the need to use a keyfile, i burn it to CD first so that it can not be changed. unless you are hiding from the government though, a strong password is all you need. never had this problem on linux.
 

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HELP. Just made Recovery Drive by creating a small partition drive (50 Gb) on an external USB HD (500 Gb). It all seemed to go well after a copy of the Recovery Drive was made. I had two other partition drives containing important files on the same USB HD and they were still being recognized and accessible. I then did a recovery copy of the drivers and applications to Recovery Drive and suddenly the two other partitions disappeared. I can only see the Recovery Drive and unallocated volume on the USB HD. Can someone help me to find how to recover the missing partition drives from a large unallocated volume? What did I do wrong?

OS. Windows 8.1

Thanks so much for your help.

Answer:How to recover drives from unallocated volume?

Try this program:

Free Partition Manager for Window PC | MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition

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I accidentaly deleted the volume D from by dynamic disk0 and it now shows as unallocated space. Is there any way to revert that?

Answer:Recover an unallocated dynamic volume.

Hi papoos, welcome to 7F!

I have never had cause to use: Partition Wizard Home Edition 7.1, but I believe the Partition Recovery Wizard will do what you need.
There is a Video tutorial link below the screenshot.

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hi,

i have a single hard drive with 2 partitions. 1st partition with win7 OS and the second strictly for data.
yesterday i decided to try software raid using windows disk management.
firstly, i added another identical but empty hard drive into the computer. boot it up and went into disk management. i right-clicked on the 2nd partition (data partition) on the original hard drive, and selected add mirror. after a few seconds, the disk management tell me an error "failed redundancy" on both my old 2nd partition and the hard drive i just added. so without thinking much, i decided to delete volume on the new hard drive (bad move!), and guess what, it deleted the new hard drive volume together with the original hard drive's 2nd partition (contains data!). now it is showing as unallocated space and i have not format nor create a new volume over it.(i think the data is still intact)

is there anyway to recover the volume? please help!

*i know there is a fix within windows using dmdiag but that is for non-mirror volume(dynamic disk) only. also tried with easeus partition master but still unable to recover the partition as it is a dynamic disk.


*minitool partition recovery doesnt work either for dynamic disk..any other recommendation?

Answer:recover a dynamic volume in win7?

hi guys,

will converting my dynamic disk to basic hinder my chances of recovery? the reason i asked this is because my dynamic disk now is showing unallocated space and the partition recovery software i used wont recover it because its not a basic disk. can someone tell me is it a good idea to try converting it back to basic?

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I missed some important files, I thought I backed up them already, before install Fresh Windows 7 on it. How can I recover them? TIA.
 

Answer:How to recover the deleted files?

Do you have System Restore on? If so, the Previous Versions tab on a folder or file can restore old versions.
 

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Anyone,

I am working on a huge final report for school and my bf deleted IE history that I needed for my research and bibliography. Is there any way to recover it? I already tried c:\\doumentsandsetting\username\localsettings\history
but it didn't work some message box came up that didn't make sense to me, bc when it comes to comp my skills are basic. Next time I will be smart and write stuff down, but please help!! Thank you!!!
 

Answer:Recover deleted IE history

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I do not use Explorer on my personal pc
I need to retrieve a deleted email from my hotmail account
due to legal court set date coming up.
Need to find emails from June 19 to JUly 3
from a specific email named by : [email protected]

please help, thanks
margie

Answer:recover deleted email

Unfortunately there is no way to retrieve a deleted hotmail email message. Once it has been deleted it's gone for good.

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I just deleted some files off my computer that I need back, is there a way I can recover them?
 

Answer:Is it possible to recover deleted files?

There are programs that will recover deleted files, however, there are no guarantees they will recover all of them if any. Try not to use that machine until you find some software you want to try, as the data may be overwritten. O&O Software makes a data recovery tool, though it is not free and I am not sure how effective it is. Good luck.
 

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Is there a free software to recover emails i deleted today from Outlook 2007 please?
 

Answer:Recover deleted emails

http://www.piriform.com/recuva/download

wizzard on start up select outlook give it a wizz if no good switch to advanced start wizzard select other files look for .pst
 

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does anyone know how to recover a deleted user profile? and i'm not talking about deleting a user name through "computer management".
fyi....system restore did not work.

Answer:Recover deleted profile

Hi,

You might be more specific on how and where it got deleted. Like, did you send it to the recyle bin, delete it in an online area, or some document. That would help anyone to better assist you.

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Today I deleted sixteen files that I needed - they weren't sent to the recycle bin as I usually hold down shift and delete together so I don't have to empty the recycle bin often. I know there are many file recovery programs available that you have to pay for, but as I only need to recover around 16 files I was wondering if any of you knew about a deleted file recovery program which was free, even if it was for a limited time. I tried downloading some demos but they either only allowed small files to be recovered or didn't let you recover any files without paying.

The files I deleted were no more than 100k/b, and I use Windows 98 SE. Anybody know of any recover deleted file programs that would help me?
 

Answer:Recover Deleted Files

There are no demo or free programs for recovering files. It there were then the one's out there couldn't charge an arm and a leg. Do you have any backups? Sorry
 

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(1) By accident my user profile (C:\Documents and settings\<username>) got deleted.
(2) I found it in Recycle bin and "restored" it.
(3) However, the "restore" failed to include the normally hidden folder
C:\Documents and settings\<username>\LocalSettings and all of its contents!

(4) As a consequence, because LocalSettings includes ApplicationData\Microsoft\Outlook\outlook.pst, I lost all of my emails, address book etc.

We have tried various recover programs including a deep scan of the directory of the hard disk by have failed totally to find the lost folder and its contents.

Does anyone have any idea what happened and suggestions for additional things to try?

Thanks
 

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Accidentally deleted my Word Doc that I was using at the time. I didn't seethe "exit without" saving pop up. Anyway, its not in the Recycle Bin, not showing up in recent docs on Word and have run 3 document recovery programs and nothing found....where could it be???

Its my uni assignment and it due today
 

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I'm looking for a way to recover deleted e-mails from multiple brands of e-mail programs, Outlook Express, Outlook, Thunderbird, Eudora, etc., etc. To be clear, I do not need to recover deleted files; I want to recover deleted mails, deleted by accident or on purpose.

Also, if there is a web site that deals with this subject, I would appreciate a link.

A free program that would do this would be always nice; but, if there isn't a really good free one, I would appreciate some information/evaluations from people who have actually used the software or some links to evaluations done by professional users or reviewers.
 

Answer:How do I recover deleted e-mails?

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I found a great website yesterday, however, i forgot to bookmark it.

I have ccleaner auto-run at startup and therefore the website is no longer in my history. Is there any way to recover it from my computer?

Answer:Recover Deleted History

You could try recovery software but it's success depends on how much data has been written to the drive (either by you or by Windows & applications) since the deletion.
Try one of these: Free data Recovery Software Roundup! (All freeware data recovery tools.)

and here: Top 10 FREE Data Recovery Software | Raymond.CC Blog

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Answer:How to recover the email deleted

EXER 1-4

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Hi All,
I accidentally lost all the pictures from my desktop and I am unable to recover them. This is what happened;
1. Created a folder under C: and gave it a name
2. I cut photos from the SD card and pasted them in to this new folder
3. Disconnected the SD card and removed it from the slot
4. I was then in the process of copying a movie file from the harddisk to a pen drive and that was when my 1 year old (whom I was carrying while doing the copy) banged on the laptop keyboard
5. The movie file got deleted from the folder and I couldn't find it in recycle bin too
6. Then I started doing "REDO" until I got the movie file back
7. Only to realize that the photos I previously copied were not there anymore in the new folder I created and the folder's name had changed back to "New Folder" (Basically the Folder name and the copy of the photos operation was undone :( )
I have tried a few recovery softwares both on the SD card and harddisk but no luck :( I lost around 200 photos and invaluable memories of a family trip

Any kind of help would be really appreciated

Thanks in advance,
Raghu

Answer:Recover Deleted Pictures

Hi Raghu,


Please understand that it is hard for us to retrieve deleted files.
 
However, I would like to provide the following suggestions for test:
 
Suggestion 1 System Restore
===================
1. Before you start, please close all open files and close all open programs.
2. Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, click System Tools and click System Restore.
3. Select "Choose a different restore point" and click Next.
4. From the restore points available, select an appropriate restore point when your system was working correctly and click "Next".
5. Click Finish and System Restore will restart the computer to apply these changes.
 
After restarting, check whether your system functions correctly now. If not, you can undo your last restoration or select another restore point in the System Restore user interface.
 
Note: System Restore affects Windows system files, programs, and registry settings. It also can make changes to scripts, batch files, and other types of executable files on your computer.
It does not affect personal files, such as e mail, documents, or photos, so it cannot help you restore a deleted file.
 
Suggestion 2 Restore to Previous Versions
===========================
1. Right-click the folder that contains the photos you deleted and click Properties.
2. On the Previous Versions tab, choose a folder before you deleted the photos and click Restore.
 
If the pictures st... Read more

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I have a pc running Windows XP that the user profile got corrupted in and I would get an error message upon boot up saying something like will log on with a temp user...blah, blah, blah, but it would never log in or go any farther. So, I had to enter safe mode and create a new user and then it would boot up fine. Problem is, I thought I had moved everything over to the new user before I deleted the old one, but I forgot some old emails and the email address book.

So, is there anyway to recover a deleted user profile in Windows XP?
 

Answer:Can you recover a deleted user in XP?

you should be able to pull over the .WAB file....but in anycase copying and pasting the profile in its entritey generally works in XP. check recycle bin?
 

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I uninstalled atheros from my computer by accident and now i cannot connect wirelessly to the internet. I Have a Cisco Linksys router. I popped in the disk to restart it but now its sayin something is wrong with my ethernet cord but my other laptop is working fine on it. Please Help! Thanks in advance!
 

Answer:Deleted Atheros..How can i recover it

Download the wireless driver from the laptop manufacturer. The Linksys router has nothing to do with this issue.
 

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a friend accidentally installed the system cd of my os and deleted the folder with photos that i have no backuo of!is there a way to recover those?pleaseeeee help.thank you
 

Answer:how to recover deleted files...

On of these should do the job.

http://majorgeeks.com/download4268.html

http://majorgeeks.com/download2934.html

http://majorgeeks.com/download2805.html

and this one is freeware:

http://majorgeeks.com/download4407.html
 

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As my little son was playing with my Canon digital camera, he had accidentally deleted some newly taken photos that had not been uploaded to my computer for backing up. I had stopped using this camera since then and hoped things were not worse. Is it possible for me to get back my photos? Is there any way for me to recover them?
Help me, please!
 

Answer:Need to recover deleted photos!

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i deleted an ISO image using SHIFT+DELETE, which means permanently. however i need that ISO image back so is there any good software out there that can retrieve what i want?
 

Answer:deleted data, need to recover it?

It doesn't mean permanently, it just means it doesn't go to the Recycle Bin. Anything can be recovered using Advanced Data Recovery software and other in depth techniques however Data Recovery is not cheap if you have someone do it for you.

Recover My Files

GetDataBack
 

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I have a 60 gig Western Digital HDD that I thought was failing. It was partitioned into two drives E: for my OS (Win Xp Pro) and C: for storing a few odds and ends. I removed the drive and added it as a slave to the new server i just built. (wanted to work with Win 2000 Adv. Server so i built one) The server had a large enough drive that i could just move all my files and then dump the 60 gig. When i assigned a drive letter only the files from C: appeared.
They were useless so i deleted them. but i couldnt see E:
Heres the dumb part, I hit the "delete partition" and now the drive says "Unallocated" I NEED to get those files from the E: drive back. (my honeymoon, wedding, babtisms, party photos are on that drive, and im a dead man if i cant figure this out) I should know better i know..... Is there ANY way to recover a deleted partition or am i in the dog house permanently?
HELP!
thanks
 

Answer:Recover Deleted Partition Help!!

it's a very common mistake, i accidentally deleted my work partition from the disk management utility several months ago, so i didn't want ot loose any staff what was on it, i used recovery expert from anronis, and you know i helped me, may be there are other same prog, but i don't know the names.
 

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Hi-

I accidentally started to install a new version of XP Home on an existing partition that had a good working XP home on it. I got to the point on the install where it highlighted the good partition and I hit "L" to erase it. At that point I stopped and tried a repair from the XP Home disk but no luck. Since it didn't overwrite it (probably just erased some pointers) is there any way to get back the good partition/OS that was on this disk?

Thanks

Koetsu13
 

Answer:recover a deleted partition?

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I have deleted some of my important files by mistake. It is not there in recycle bin as it was cleared by my friend . What I do now? Is there any way to recover it?

Answer:How to recover deleted files?

Hi, first thing is as soon as the files are deleted from the recycle bin their disk space is available to be overwritten. Therefore they may be recoverable, corrupted or unrecoverable.

You can try a program such as Recuva (free)- there are many.
Do not install it on the drive or partition from which you are trying to recover files.

Such programs usually offer two levels of scanning- deep scanning is slow, so specify what to scan carefully.

Obvious lesson: back up.

There are many backup programs at a file level, and then there's the strongly recommended approach of disk imaging.

Disk imaging even allows you to restore Windows if it is unbootable as it was when the image was created- and also to a new hard disk. E.g. Macrium Reflect (free) + its boot medium + external storage.

Images also act as a full backup- you can extract files too.

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Hello,My other computer was infected with the Fake System Restore malware. I believe I managed to remove it, but I also accidentally removed the Taskbar. Also, all desktop icons are missing. I scanned my PC with "SuperAntiSpyware" removal tool Free version. I selected "remove" instead of "quarantine" when the results detected the trojan. I think this deleted the taskbar in the process. Can I copy a file from this computer to reinstall the missing taskbar on the other computer?

Answer:recover deleted taskbar

almostthere,Let's try the following:Press CTRL ALT DEL to run Task Manager. Now, on the File menu, select New Task (Run...). Type in: explorer.exe and press OK. That will restart explorer and may display your Taskbar.Any luck?The infection mentioned will hide all the files on your computer from being seen. To make your files visible again, please download the following program to your Desktop:Unhide.exe: http://download.bleepingcomputer.co...Double-click on the Unhide.exe icon. This program will remove the +H, or hidden, attribute from all the files on your hard drives. If there are any files that were purposely hidden by you, you will need to hide them again after this tool is run.~~~~Retired - Doin' Dis, Dat, and slapping malware.Malware Eliminator/Member of UNITE and the Alliance of Security Analysis Professionals

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hello guys how can i recover deleted files. is there any software to download?
please give me the link.

Answer:how to recover deleted files

Do a Google search for "File Recovery" and you will find hundreds (actually millions) of links to software that will do what you want. Bear in mind, though, a hard disk that has been in constant use (reading and writing) will have over-written many of the files (or parts of the files) and those will not be recoverable.

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Let me start by saying I am NOT a computer geek, I had old videos for my late Father and my family saved at a portable hard drive and I was not aware it was deleted by mistake when my little one was playing on the computer; unfortunately I saved other files on the same hard drive.

I downloaded Recuva software to recover deleted videos and was able to recover some but when I tried to open them with window media player, it gave me an error message that says: Windows Media Player can not play the file. The Player mightnot support the file type or might not support the codec that was used tocompress the file. I can&#8217;t play it with real player too.

Thevideos were made by Sony camcorder between 2007 and 2009, unfortunately I don&#8217;t know the camcorder model to down load the software that came with it.
I would really appreciate any help



 

Answer:Recover deleted videos

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My outlook express program would not delete emails in the inbox and in an attempt to fix this problem I created a far worse problem by deleting the .dbx files (dumb) and now I need to recover these files if possible.

Answer:I need to recover deleted .dbx files

Did you look in the recycle bin? If they aren't there, try a restore point.How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.

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Hi,

some photos were deleted from my SD card on my computer is there any way to get them back? Also i dont have the card any more as my wife lost the camera with it in. Any help would be great.

thanks

Answer:recover my deleted photos, help

If the photos were never transferred to the computer and were deleted directly from the memory card, there's absolutely no way you can recover it, not that you've lost it. Sorry. If they were deleted from the hard drive, you could try using a program like Recuva or Restoration (both free) to recover them. But you cannot afford to waste time before you do that. There are a lot of free programs that recover it from the memory card too (maybe Restoration and Recuva do that too), but you need to have the card to do that.

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i have locked some files using folder lock 6 but wen i tried to unlock them i found no option and mistakenly i deleted the locker and now i lost all the files in the locker ......can any body help me in retrieving those files.........plsssssss thoes files are really important to me .......



thnks in advance

Answer:how to recover deleted locker

Hi, priya sehgal. Welcome to TSF!

Recovering files is easy to do and you can easily do it by using Recuva (which you'll find a link for in my signature, it's highlighted dark brown/redish).

Here's a beginner's guide on recovering files with Recuva[1].

[1] http://internetrotsyourbrain.com/recuvabeginnersguide/

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Hi All,

Does anyone know of a good program to recover deleted files?

Thanks a lot,
Danny
 

Answer:Recover Deleted Files XP

Hello cdrdannya. If the deleted files were not removed through a systems recovery then you could try this.
http://www.recuva.com/
 

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A large number of files on my hardrive have been deleted and I would like to get them back. They were deleted over a period of 1 - 3 months. My computer runs Windows XP.I have tried retrieving them via the Recycle Bin but it is empty. I have also tried XPs restore programme but it cannot find my files.*Does anyone know of any other way I can restore my lost files?*I have all weekend to try and find them. Oh, the files are mainly word documents, pictures and moviesAny help would be much appreciatedKind regards

Answer:How can I recover deleted files

You could try Drive Rescue click here run off a floppy.However, if you have been using the PC since the files were deleted they may well have been over-written.

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Are there any good free programs that can recover a file after it has been deleted and the recycling bin has been emptied?
Thanks
 

Answer:Recover file after it's been deleted

First welcome to MG.

Then look here http://officerecovery.com/freeundelete/

But don't forget to come back.
 

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I deleted accidentally mi pst file. Installed several recovery programs (Recuva, Recover My Files, Stellar Phoenix Win Data Recovery, Active @ Undeleted, Pandora Recovery) and none of them show the deleted file in the original folder.

I even made a new test, deleted an old copy of my pst located in the same folder and run all programas without making any changes in the hard drive and cannot view the pst file in the deleted file list.

Both files were deleted with shift+del and the size was 500Mb aprox. Runing Win XP.

How can this be possible? Is there any way I can recover the deleted file?
 

Answer:Cannot recover deleted pst file

Cannot recover deleted pst file - Cannot Recover Deleted PST File
 

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What recovery program would work to recover an email that has just been deleted and the deleted item folder then emptied in Outlook Express ?Thanks.

Answer:Recover a deleted email from OE

Have you tried a Search (from Start>Search>Files and Folders) using .dbx?You could also use OEViewer:click hereMore advice:click here

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Hi everybody,

I have a big problem, well when trying to make some free spaces on my computer I've deleted all my emails (using incredimail software) and unemptied my bin, I would be most grateful to everybody who can help to recover my mails, please help me as it is the office computer and I will have big problem with my boss if I could get back these emails.

Many thanks for your help

Lucie

Answer:Recover deleted mails

Sorry, you're out of luck

Didn't the "incredimail software" have warnings before you deleted your emails? If it did NOT, uninstall that software, it's unsafe.

You do not state what email client you use, unless it IS "incredimail." If it is Outlook 2002 or 2003, download and use the Microsoft Outlook PST Backup Utility.

It will add Backup to Outlook's File menu.

The backup will run after closing Outlook (you cannot backup PSTs while in-use).

The backup interface allows you to set a backup filename (if you don't want default), and location (path). For path I highly suggest you not use defaults, put your PST backups in a separate location like My Documents, or (better) on another HD. WARNING - you must specify filenames (optional) and paths for each PST, you should have an Outlook.pst & Archive.pst if you do archive your emails.

The backup interface also allows you to schedule when to backup, and the dialog will open on Outlook exit, on schedule. At work I set every 3-days.

At home I do not use MS Office but since I image my D:\APPS05 drive (includes my email client) every month, I can recover from that.

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Hi friends,
Yesterday one of my friend accidentally formatted his whole Har disk and losted imp data, mostly photos of his family n some softwares too? Now he is asking for data recovery.
We both tried recuva data recovery n some other data recovery tools.But that photos has not been yet recovered. So can you plz helpppppp me? how we recover his data? sugest any best software or method of data recovery.

Thanks
 

Answer:How to recover deleted data

Try this one and its free for today, hope this may help you.
MiniTool Power Data Recovery Personal (100% Discount)

Download: http://www.powerdatarecovery.com/download/pdr6free.exe

License Key: W5AYK3PWAA5VFX3WY3XA3KMSV5YU4A5S
 

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I spent all night writing a paper for school. I saved it and it was all blank. Can you help me recover it?

Answer:Can you help me recover a deleted document?

You need to post the name (and version) of the application you used to create the document (eg Microsoft Word 2010 etc).

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Hi all,

I deleted my Outlook .pst files and I need to recover; i purchased PC Tools data recovery program but it's not working for me.

At my work place we work on a roaming profile; i had problems loading my profile this morning and what i normally do is reload my profile by deleting my profile and then restarting my machine. I've done this before with no problems but this time it deleted my .pst file. Is there something else I can do to recover or get my .pst file back?

Thank you in advance.

afs16554
 

Answer:recover deleted files

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I accidentely deleted my picture,help me to get that photo back on my windows phone itself

Answer:How do I recover my deleted picture?

If you have the backup option set, then it'll be on your OneDrive. If you didn't have the backup on, then it's gone I'm afraid.

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Hi,

Recently I had to recover Deleted files from Recycle Bin using Handy Recovery software.

I often use, Disk clean and Defrag. Update windows, driver etc.

Question: When I recovered deleted files, I got some very old files deleted more than 3 or 4 months ago. I wonder why they were in the computer? Why they did not delete till now?

Thank you
Ari

Answer:How come recover deleted files?

Because when a HDD Stores files it stores it Physically and Magnetically - The only way to secure delete something without it being recoverable is to write Data over. your computer may have not Written any data over those files yet

Hope This Helps,
Josh

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Hi all,I am in big trouble,I deleted by mistake a folder on my external drive.I really need it back.Is there any way,Tony.

Answer:Recover deleted items

Have you looked in the recycle bin? If not there, try recuva (http://www.piriform.com/recuva)

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Hi, this morning my silly cousin had deleted my photo files from the entire folder from my computer and my question is, is there a way to retrieve my photos back, or perhaps some sort of Recovering Deleted Programs that can do the job? please point me out of this misery. :dead: thankx in adv...
 

Answer:Recover deleted files?

Did he deleted them from Recycle Bin too? Because if not, you can found them there, just right-click on your file and then, restore.
Other solution I don't know, only if System Restore can do something, but I'm not sure.
 

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i was using this ACDSee Classic picture program to to view and delete a lot of photos about 8GB 27,500 pix worth. and i noticed these 2 .jpg files in the folder with all the other ones that had no image properties and had no picture to view even though they were about 120KB in size.. so i decided to delete them becuz they were corrupt i guess.. so apon deleting them the ACDSee app froze or something so I had to terminate its process from the task manager.. then when i went back to the picture folder it said that there were only 21,476 Files now with a total of 1.96GB of used space.. so this ACDSee picture app just deleted over 6GB of my Photos..
i tried a system restore but it wouldnt give me back my photos.. and then ended up somehow loosing all my system restore poins after that..???
i have the recycle bin turned off so all files are deleted instead of being moved to the bin..
Is there any app that can get me back my deleted photos..???
 

Answer:Please Help..Need to Recover Deleted Files

There's some programs mentioned in this thread. http://forums.tweakguides.com/showthread.php?t=4283&highlight=deleted.
 

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Ok, I did a bad bad thing. I switched my mom's computer with mine to get back at her for using my comptuer for years and making it bascially crap. So i switched our computers. I made them look exactly the same.. except i completely forgot about saved files etc etc. How can I revive files that I have deleted? These are very very important files. You have no idea how important this is. I have to get these files for her because she has a paper due tomorrow. I'm not about to let her fail a class because of something stupid i've done. Please help me Please please please. Thanks for your time.
 

Answer:How can I recover deleted data?

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is there a data recover tool that recover or atleast list all deleted data tilldate from times of installation of os for free

Answer:recover deleted data

Try search engine for "windows 7 deleted file recovery"Could look at lower part of this page and see if they sell a runtime.org data recovery program.Playing to the angelsLes Paul (1915-2009)

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Hi all,

I wanted to check the history of a folder in windows explorer (not IE), I downloaded a index.dat viewer but it only shows a few days history I need it from last week. I only found out about index.dat from a google search I am no expert, it does show the history of the folder I am looking for but not far back enough, I do use Ccleaner to delete files, but how can I recover the old history wirh free software please!

Thanks
 

Answer:Recover deleted history

Chances are that you can't. But what exactly do you want to recover? Files, a list of files, or what?

Ccleaner removes many things that can be useful for recoveries. Backup files, though useless if unused, of course, are created for a reason. Ccleaner should be used sparingly, if at all, and never use the registry part.
 

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My husband deleted pictures from computer. Are they gone forever or is there some way to recover them??
 

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accidently deleted a file (Word 2003, XP Pro) is there any XP-PRO tool to recover file, or must I revert to a 3rd party
tool which one?
thanks
 

Answer:recover deleted file

Hi,
Have you explored the contents of the Recycle bin?
If it's not there, I find Restoration works well, it's free and free of adware etc:

http://www.snapfiles.com/get/restoration.html

I hope this does the trick?
Richard.
 

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I have a user that accidentally deleted a shared file from her local machine and she wants to recover it. The file is stored in a shared directory on a server 2003 machine. The file does not show up in her recycle bin (which I assumed it would). And I can't find a 'recycled' folder on the server or anything either. For good measure I ran a small recoveyr program on the server but didn't find it still. Any idea where it could have gone?

Also, in case anyone asks we do have a backup of it, but it won't do any good because it won't have any of the updated information she needs.
 

Answer:Recover deleted file

if you have the file shared out it should still be on the server. she could just go back to the server and copy the file over again. if its not on the server and she deleted the only other copy of the file, you might be SOL unless you want to take the time to bring the hard drive to a third party recovery place...
 

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Help! I accidentally deleted some email files from my inbox and deleted file folders in Outlook 2000. How do I recover these files? I already did an import of the .pst file into outlook but the files did not appear.
 

Answer:Recover deleted email

Originally posted by gday4321:
Help! I accidentally deleted some email files from my inbox and deleted file folders in Outlook 2000. How do I recover these files? I already did an import of the .pst file into outlook but the files did not appear. Click to expand...

Hello

Are you working in a Microsoft exchange environment? ie at work!
If not I do not think you can get it back.

If you are then do the following:

Highlight the deleted items folder. Click Tools>recover deleted items. Alist of emails should appear. Find your email and highlight it. Right click and choose restore or click the restore button. It should return to your deleted items folder.

Good luck.

Let me know your outcome please.

Pileyrei

EDIT: No sure what other folders you are reffering to.
 

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I have XP Professional and I emptied the Recycle Bin and now I need a file - now what?? I see some solutions online but I don't want to download just any old program! Thoughts??

Answer:recover a deleted file?

http://www.piriform.com/recuva

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can I reload the original ms content of the ie favorites list - media etc.?

Answer:recover deleted favorites

If you have deleted them you will be able to find them in the Recycle Bin.My Computer>C drive and open Recylce Bin.You should see a list of your Favourites - click on the ones you want and then Restore.

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Hello Guys!

I was at a friends last weekend and rebuilt his computer. Two new hard disks were to be used and everything to be reinstalled. When finished, the last step was to transfer his data from the old hard disk. I removed the backup hard disk from the mobile rack and in went the old one. When everything had been copied over, I asked "are you sure that nothing is hidden somewhere?". "I'm sure" was the answer and I deleted the single partition on the old hard disk. Luckily, before I had a chance to create a new partition, he said "well, not really, I forgot, is it too late?".

I thought it was too late, unless some recovery software was purchased but I spent the best part of an hour on the Internet searching for freeware. Finally, I found TestDisk which comes in two flavours, DOS and Windows. I used the Windows based version and managed to recover the deleted partition.

Just thought I'd let you know ...... ...... but I have no idea what would have happened if I had created a new partition and formated!

Answer:Recover deleted partition !!

I don't think there's a possibility of recovering the whole drive, maybe he should be lucky to recover the file he wants to.

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On one of my laptops I recently upgraded from Vista to Windows 7. Usually when I upgrade it automatically creates a Windows.Old folder in my C Drive where I can access all my files from before the upgrade. But this time there was no Windows.Old folder. So I downloaded and ran a file recovery program...it found 0 old deleted files. I ran that same program on a different laptop and it worked fine. So where could the deleted files have went and how can I access them?
 

Answer:Can't Recover Deleted Files

Upgrades do not delete any files. They would be in the same location as they were when you left them.

If you did not upgrade, but installed a fresh copy of 7, the files are most likely underneath the OS and lost. The installation of the OS uses about twice the drive space that the final installation uses, so everything would have been written over.
 

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Hi

I've erased some text and xml files from my computer about a week back, that I really need now. Is there a way to recover them?

Thanks
Dan

Answer:how to recover deleted files?

Unless they are in ur recycling bin.. No chance... unless your comp is part of one of those networks where EVERYThing is backed up

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Not sure if I am in the right forum. Point me in the right direction if not. The OS is Vista Business.
 
I need to recover deleted files from the hard drive. Someone suggested Recuva, which is a free recovery tool, but my scan says its not safe. Then i found StellarPhoenixWindowsDataRecovery, which is free download until you actually tell it to recover the file, then you have to buy it. This is the first time I had to use this type of tool.
 
Can you give me input and recommendations as to recovery tools that actually work, both free and paid for? I prefer free since I may not ever need to do it again. If I have to pay, I have to pay.

Answer:Need to recover deleted files

I have used Recuva in the past with no problems.

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Have a customer whose husband inadvertently deleted an important folder in outlook express and the program was set to empty deleted on exit xp.Have all the dbx files on cd at my place   need to get him out of the dog house.Thanks!

Answer:Recover deleted OE folder?

Just for your info, the file "folders.dbx" in the user's "Store Folder" maps the actual folders visible in Outlook Express to the DBX files that hold the messages for each of those folders.  Folders.dbx is automatically regenerated by OE if it is deleted, which is sometimes used as a fix for a corrupt folders.dbx file.Each of the DBX database files represents a separate folder or sub-folder and contains all the messages in that folder.DBX Files can be opened using OE-Mail Recovery utility http://www.oemailrecovery.com/outlook-express-recovery.htmlIt is a standalone program that opens the DBX file in a rough approximation of the OE message view and allows you to open emails, save attachments, and save out as many messages as you want to the *.eml format used by OE.  You can drag and drop *.eml files from a folder into a newly created folder in OE again and they are then embedded into the DBX file created for your new folder.You should be aware that the "Deleted Items.dbx" file normally still retains all deleted messages UNTIL it is "compacted". OE is set to prompt the user to compact database folders on the 100th time it is closed.  The folder that was deleted from within OE may still be inside "Deleted Items.dbx", but probably only viewable as separate messages rather than as a separate folder containing messages, so your best bet is the DBX file you backed up.Please also be aware that copying a DBX fi... Read more

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Hi,

I used the computer management utility in windows 7 to delete a disk drive but i clicked the wrong one.

I deleted D: Instead of F:

I right clicked and selected delete volume.

Is there any way to recover the data on D:?

Thanks.
 

Answer:Deleted drive. Can i recover?

I think that the free EASEUS Partition Master will do the job.

P.S. - Windows says "drive." Easeus, like everybody else, says "partition."
 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 630 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3839 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4200, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 702932 MB, Free - 648954 MB; D: Total - 12368 MB, Free - 1523 MB;
Motherboard: FOXCONN, 2AB1
Antivirus: Norton 360, Updated and Enabled

What is a good program to recover deleted email [Yahoo]? Thank You
 

Answer:Recover Deleted Email

http://voices.yahoo.com/how-recover-deleted-emails-yahoo-7993998.html?cat=15 and http://help.yahoo.com/kb/index?page...U8CdM_nl4hrUDfrhqGJlmlcBeTWfGbnMJdCPp6wpFzB9Z
 

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Does anyone know of a free software that recovers deleted files? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Recover deleted file!!!!!

A good program:Recuva - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

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I have an old toshiba laptop from back when I was in high school. I took a ton of pictures and videos from all kinds of trips and stuff. Well I deleted some videos a long time ago, like within 6 months of having the laptop (2007).

Anyway. Long story short I would like to recover the videos and pictures. I understand that there are programs like gary undelete. I need something that is free, and something that can hopefully find these. It is my understanding that these video files could have been overwritten over long periods of time, but is this true? Could they be totally unrecoverable? Or is there a way to unlock these videos?
 

Answer:How to Recover Old Deleted Video?

Seeing as how it's been 5 years or so, your chances of any recovery of those files would appear to be slim or none.

You could take the HD to recovery experts but the cost might be $100's of dollars with no guarantee of usability.
 

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Hi

I've erased some text and xml files from my computer about a week back, that I really need now. Is there a way to recover them?

Thanks
Dan
 

Answer:recover deleted files

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Hi, does any body outhere no of a free file recovery programme that will allow me to restore my files that have been deleted. For some reason last night most of my files within the my documents folder disappeared leaving just the shell folders. I used to use a programme called 'Restoration' (I think) which allowed me to scan my hard drive and I was able to choose and recover deleted files. The problem was made worse because I had all of my downloaded programmes saved in a folder within the my documents folder which of course contained the restoration programme. I have looked on the net to try and find Restoration but with no luck. Does it still exist or has it changed name as I downloaded it over a year ago. Thank you in advance

Answer:Recover Deleted Files

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Someone can help me??? I deleted a lot of important photos from the bin of OneDrive, cause i had already downloaded the file .zip on my pc, but after i noticed that the fil .zip had just some photos....There is a way to recover photos from the bin?

Answer:Deleted photos, how can I recover them?

Nope. If you've deleted them from the recycle bin, they've gone. That's why the message says "Are you sure you wish to permanently remove these items?".

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I had a two user account on my machine (windows XP PRO)i don't know how mistakenly I have deleted. But I don't do any thing. Both had adm. prev. Pls tell me how to recover it.

Answer:Recover deleted account

click hereclick herefor some info.

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I am using Windows 8.1 and wanting to get advice on a utility (either freeware or paid-for version-or even if one exists at all) which has the ability to restore files/folders once they have been deleted from the recycle bin.
I realise that there are oodles of utilities on the web which claim they can restore deleted files, and I have tested a few out; I now am having serious doubts that a restoration tool exists at all.
With every tool I tried out, it asks where the file?s original location was, then after initiating a search some files are found; here?s where things get interesting ? every file which is found already exists on the H/D and hasn?t even been deleted at all.
Is a undeleting tool simply media hype?
Has anyone used a ?undelete? utility which successfully does what it?s meant to?

Answer:How can I recover a deleted file?

Unless the deleted file itself has been written over by some other data, these free data recovery software like Recuva will be able to help you for sure.

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Windows XP w/SP2. I do not use Outlook Express. My e-mail is through my ISP, wmconnect.

PROBLEM: 2 or 3 weeks ago I got a reply to a problem from Nero. It was fairly simple and solved the problem. Then I had to re-install Windows XP and the problem returned, but I had lost the e-mail. And stupid me did not write down the steps that solved the problem. Another e-mail to Nero was answered by a different person who complicated the situation; sent a file I can't open, etc., etc., etc. Apparently Nero is in Germany and English may not be clear to him (her?). Back and forth e-mails have not helped.

Now, I wonder if it is possible to restore that deleted e-mail. Wmconnect, my ISP, says it is impossible, but we constantly hear of investigations involving e-mails recovered from months and even years before, so there must be some way to do it. Does anyone know?

Thanks,
Dick
 

Answer:Recover deleted e-mail?

As you probably know, wmconnect is AOL related. Their emails are on their servers. So if you deleted it, then it cannot be recovered.

A possible solution.
Chances are not too good if the solution is something unique only to wmconnect or AOL. But you could post the exact problem here and maybe someone will have an answer.

sekirt
 

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Hi all,

I was doing an assignment using Word for Mac 2011, and without realising it deleted a section of text. I continued to work on it all evening, so had made multiple saves, before I realised the content was missing. I had mixed answers from googling, but no joy so far, so not sure if anything can be done. Does anyone one know if I have any hope of recovering it, or a previous version of the file?
Also time machine was not on....

Thanks
 

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I need to recover deleted IE history and have scoured all different sources for recovery and im starting to doubt whether or not it is possible.

What I know wont work:

System Restore- The history was deleted between restore points, and the restore points on either side of it being deleted dont have the relevant history

What I've tried:

Index.dat readers. This is what I'm confused about, everywhere I go say this file holds all IE history unless its been altered, but from everything I've actually tried it seems all the index files I can find just hold information I can pretty readily access already.

So I'm willing to try any suggestions, and also if anyone has a little more info on index.dat that would change what I've found out myself it would also be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Recover Deleted IE history

Originally Posted by lettherebeme


I need to recover deleted IE history and have scoured all different sources for recovery and im starting to doubt whether or not it is possible.

What I know wont work:

System Restore- The history was deleted between restore points, and the restore points on either side of it being deleted dont have the relevant history

What I've tried:

Index.dat readers. This is what I'm confused about, everywhere I go say this file holds all IE history unless its been altered, but from everything I've actually tried it seems all the index files I can find just hold information I can pretty readily access already.

So I'm willing to try any suggestions, and also if anyone has a little more info on index.dat that would change what I've found out myself it would also be greatly appreciated.




You might try a program called Recuva from Piriform.. But I'm not sure if it will find deleted IE history temp files. Did you delete them from a cleaner program or from IE itself?

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I keep My Documents, My Videos etc. on a separate drive to OS (on E:\)

Today I noticed that My Documents folder was duplicated within the My pictures folder ... checked original still there - and then deleted what I thought was dup ... and both folder now gone.

I run RECUVA and saved all deleted files to separate HDD so they are at least safe.
Could not see option in RECUVA to actually recover a folder & its file structure.

However it would take long time to recreate structure & copy back.

I understand W7 has a feature in it to recover a deleted folder ... I looked at info and it seemed to say select folder and the right click ............. can't do that as folder no longer shows.

Is there a neat way to recover folder none of the files will have been overwritten.

Answer:recover Deleted folder

Do you have system restore enabled? If so you can mount the system restore point and browse it to copy your documents folder back to where it should be. You'll only lose any cahnges that were made to it since the last system restore point before the folder was deleted was created. Let us know as there are a couple of free softwares that can recover folders using this method.

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Can anyone help me with the best way to recover deleted files...

I have just discovered that all my photos have dis appearred! and of course i haven't backed them all up!

The only thing I have done is deleted old user accounts. I checked the box to save all files. Not sure if my flatmate's daughter has deleted them by accident and not told me.
I am running window XP SP3.
I have done a restore point but it will only let me go back 3 days.
I have just tried FreeUndelete2.0 but it doesn't find them either?

any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time
Jo
 

Answer:Help with best way to recover deleted files

Recuva?
http://majorgeeks.com/Recuva_-_File_Recovery_d5514.html
 

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I deleted accidentally mi PST file. Installed several recovery programs (Recuva, Recover My Files, Stellar Phoenix Win Data Recovery, Active @ Undeleted, Pandora Recovery) and none of them show the deleted file in the original folder.I even made a new test, deleted an old copy of my PST located in the same folder and run all programs without making any changes in the hard drive and cannot view the PST file in the deleted file list.Both files were deleted with shift+del and the size was 500Mb aprox. Running Win XP.How can this be possible? Is there any way I can recover the deleted file?

Answer:Cannot recover deleted pst file

Johnw its a local copy of .pst or there would be no need for recovery software.Flox15 you should never install software when trying to recover a file. You run the recovery software from a usb or cd boot disk. This prevents the file from being partially or fully overwritten.Another aspect is how much free space do you have? If not much then a deleted file can be overwritten immediately.There is also the issue of a corrupt file table. You run chkdsk /f to correct this.But all of this sounds too late in your situation.Answers are only as good as the information you provide.How to properly post a question: Sorry no tech support via PM's

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I can open the import in outlook express and find the path where the deleted items.dbx is but it give me an error because I have outlook express open to do this. I found a help topic that said to rename the file deletedold.dbx and it would restore but that didn't work either. Any help???

Answer:Need to recover deleted.dbx files

I understand what you are saying about finding the location of the deleted items.dbx file itself (within the system). Otherwise I'm struggling a bit to understand your question. Can you clarify what has happened and what you are trying to do please?Reading between the lines it appears that you might have deleted some emails from the Deleted Items box and are trying to recover them - is that right? If so, probably the best chance is to do System Restore to a date before that. There are free programs such as Recuva. If you can get the original old dbx file back (properly identified as such) you would then have to copy it on top of the one that now exists in the system, and the emails at that time would then be present in the OE Deleted Items box. When you rename the file deleted items.dbx Outlook Express will promptly create a new replacement file and therefore an empty Deleted Items box will appear in OE.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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Hello guys,
usually when we delete any file on PC windows7 or XP, then we delete it again from the recyclebin,
it moves to another corner, and be hidden in some part on the hard disk,
I need to know some steps how to reach that folder where all deleted files are stored,
will be very much helpful if any helpful reply with the solution in the soonest possible,
Very much appreciated with many thanks in advance.
Best regards.
 

Answer:How to recover deleted files on PC ?

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I have inadvertantly deleted a personal file (containing data and pictures files) from my laptop.I tried to use recovery programs to recover at least the pictures. I have recovered some of the files containing the pictures, but cannot open these pictures . When trying to open each picture (of the recovered ones) I've got the following note:"Paint cannot read this file. This is not a valid bitmap file, ot its format is not currently supported"I checked the System Restore and found that a restore point is available to the date prior the delete.Can System Restore recover the deleted file?Note: The file was installed on the Desktop (before being deleted).I am using Windows XP ProThanks for your assitance.

Answer:Recover A Deleted File

The restore point may work for you, or it may not. Persoanlly, that's a tough call, because you risk erasing the deleted version where you can't retrieve it, and you risk the possibility that the restore point won't work, and at the same time, erased any possible chance of you recovering what was accidentally deleted.If possible, the best way you is to hook the hard drive in question to another computer as the slave. And then use the other computer to get the data off, because you stand the risk of that sector of the hard drive to be over-written with data if you add/install a program to the computer. It's not always true.. but that risk still exists.If you don't have access to another computer then you'll want to use a few FREE ones that are out there. Look in the Commercial FREEWare forum here on this site. Sorry, I forget the link right off hand.But whatever you do, don't keep deleting and (or) modifying the hard drive if you want your data back. By all means, just download what you need, and do as less installing/deleting on that computer as possible.And then again, if you feel that the Restore Point will bring back the data, then all I can say is go for it. But remember to weigh out your odds, no matter which route you take.a. connect the hard drive to another computer, and do it that way (safest known method)b. install a program(s) on the computer in question, and run it from there (risk/a workable method)c. Use the Windows Restore Point (ris... Read more

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i need help... i accidentally deleted some important files on my drive D... can i still recover it? ..... i've already saved something else on the same drive......
im using windows XP.... Thanks.... hope you can help me......
 

Answer:Recover deleted files

It's possible the filles may still be there. First try to undelete in your recycle bin. If that's a no go, there are a few commercial recovery programs out there. The only way you can possibily undelete files that have already been deleted in the recycle bin is using such a program provided the files have not been overwritten. If you write something to the same disk it doesn't necessarily mean your deleted files have been overwritten.
If a file recovery program doesn't work, they're gone forever.

ALLWAYS back up! :hotbounce

try this link: http://pcworld.com/downloads/collection/0,collid,1295,00.asp
 

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Oye. Where to start. I had a problem on my comptuer, so I had to reinstall XP. All is well. I have "roaming profiles" set up on a "server" [really is just my profile on a XP Pro machine w/ a big hard drive]. They are on their own partition. I set my new install machine profile point to the place where it should be. I wanted to use it right away and not wait for it to copy the 12gb of My Documents to my computer at the moment, so I moved them to a different folder. I logged on, and did what I wanted to do. Then I moved My Documents back to the profile folder on the server. Logged off of my computer and logged back on. My Documents is GONE! Apparently, since when I logged on there wasn't a My Documents, and when I logged off, it was there, Windows thought it would get rid of it...and it did. I tried several data recovery programs, and only one was able to recover some of my files, but about 90% of them are useless. A document is just a bunch of ??Ya94~9??A ect ect. Pictures are unreadable, music is corrupt. I'm very organized, and have everything set up into folders and sub-folders upon sub-folders ect. I'd like to not have to find out where everything goes, but if all else fails, I guess I could. Its about 12gb, and if there is any way of getting it back, I'd GREATLY appreciate it. I called a guy who does this for a living, $500 flat rate, and if successsful $100/gb. It's not worth that much, but it has a LOT of value ... Read more

Answer:Recover Deleted Files

Try Directory Snoop from http://www.briggsoft.com/dsnoop.htm
or File Scavenger from http://www.quetek.com/prod02.htm

Both have demos to try out first.
 

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How can I recover deleted files (with shift-del)

Answer:How to Recover Deleted Files

Don't use the Computer more than you need, for fear of Overwriting them.
Piriform's Recuva will, very likely, do the trick

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