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How to recover deleted files?

Question: How to recover deleted files?

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?

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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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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:

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I had a flash drive with .pdf files among others on it. Once I inserted the drive, the compuer would ask me whether or not I wanted to scan the drive because some errors were found. I chose not to scan it. The drive opened fine. But the next time I inserted the drive and chose not to scan it, the drive opened but half the files were gone. To recover the files, I was recommended to use "virtual Lab" recovery software. This program scanned the drive and found some files and saved them into a folder called "Raw Files". Inside of it there are several folders. One of them is of interest to me as it is called Adobe Acrobat Documents There are .pdf files and they probably are the ones I am looking for but when try to open them with the  Adobe Acrobat reader, the message says that they cannot be opened because            "they were either not supported or, damaged, for example, sent in e-mail and incorrectly decoded"My question: is there anything that could be done to bring these files back to life at this point? E.g. re-docode them, so they are decoded correctly?Thanks!

Answer:Would Appreciate Help to Recover Deleted Files

Simple answer is" No" You have already used a software program to recover some files. That may be as much as you can do. In theory, flash drives are supposed to be very reliable. But many users report they fail more often than they shooed.IMHO the best way to store files is on a good  quality eternal drive. Prices vary.

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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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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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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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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 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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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 realise this problem would be similar regardless of which Windows being used.
I partitioned my HD and moved documents to new partition. Mistakenly removed the partition without restoring files.
Is there any way of recovering the lost files?
Thank You

Answer:recover deleted files

There are some good recovery apps on the market, but I would start with Recuva. It's free and generally does a good job. I use the portable version, but be sure to run it from a drive other than the one you want to recover files from.

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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?


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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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:,collid,1295,00.asp

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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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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.

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I used to have almost an entire hard drive (50 gb) worth of .wmv files (ripped my dvd collection). I had to delete all of it since I thought I would need the space for other files. That turned out not to be necessary so now I'm wondering if there is a way to get that data back. The entire folder was deleted - I think Windows said it was too big to put in the bin. I did not do any other work on that drive since.

I tried using some popular recovery programs: Recuva, Undelete plus, restore but they don't seem to get a trace of the files. Instead they display some bizzare files which appear to be from a previous windows instalation. Now I find it unlikely that the entire collection of over 100 hundred files would just dissappear without a trace. So maybe I'm doing something wrong or using the wrong software? I'd appreciate a hand.

edit: if you know about affordable commercial software that would do the job feel free to recommend

Answer:Help me recover deleted files please

Hello calvados & welcome to TSF A similar topic was already discussed before. See this.
Give us an update.

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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
or File Scavenger from

Both have demos to try out first.

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just for an example
if i just deleted a movie file , by shift+delete , can i recover him right away? i mean 2-3 seconds after
cause theoretically the space is still available and the DATA doesn't get erased unless it was rewritten onto by something else

thanks in advanced
p.s i didn't find another sub-forum more suitable than this so you think it doesn't belong here...

Answer:is there a way to recover a files you have just deleted?

Recycle bin - undelete doesn't work?

whoops just saw the shift - delete.

HAHA /nelson

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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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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

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,

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Hi All,

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

Thanks a lot,

Answer:Recover Deleted Files XP

Hello cdrdannya. If the deleted files were not removed through a systems recovery then you could try this.

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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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I would appreciate any suggestions and/or comments on free programs that may be available for recovery of deleted files - jarani

Answer:Recover deleted files

Run this from a different drive e.g. floppy or USB drive click here

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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.

and this one is freeware:

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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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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

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My non-technical brother bought an external hard drive then "synched" that drive to a folder on his internal hard drive that held (of course) all of the pictures of the kids. He claims he then deleted the folder from his internal hard drive and everything was gone from his external hard drive. Nothing in the recycle bin either.

I've never used an external hard drive, so I don't know if any of what he's saying even makes sense, but the bottom line is that he would like to get out of the doghouse and get the pictures back. Does anyone know if this is possible?

I've heard that no file is ever really erased from your hard drive its really just a matter of how much you want to pay to get it back.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.



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HiI recently deleted some picture and video files from my computer because i emptied the recycle bin without checking what was in there. I am unsure of how, if it is even possible, to recover these files. I'm running windows XP, on a pretty new machine....500 gig hard drive...1 gig of know, a decent computer. I'm not usre hows that going to affest my question, but the info said to put it in. But yeah, i tried running some undelete programs i got from the net, but either they aren't working or im not working them properly.Any help is very much appreciated in this matter.Dan

Answer:Recover deleted files

Don't write to the HDD anymore and google, download and install PC Inspector.

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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.


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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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I accidentally deleted a folder that has many files in my portable drive. They are not in the recycle bin as I set it for immediately deletion. So I purchased a data recovery program online and it found the deleted files. When I restored and opened the files, they were corrupted. Is there a reliable program that can recover the files efficiently? The Internet has so many programs and I don't know which to pick.

Many thanks.

Answer:How do I recover deleted files?

Has anything been copied onto the drive since the deletion? If it has, the locations where the deleted files were may have been overwritten by new files. If this has happened, recovered files will be corrupt, and no recovery software will be able to recover them correctly.

If nothing has been transferred to the drive since the folder was deleted, then it's a disappointment that paid software fails to recover them. Well-regarded recovery programs include Recuva, PcInspector and GetDataBack (paid). Other posters may have other recommendations from their experience.

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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?


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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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I deleted all of the files in "my pictures" in error. I don`t know the names of the files. Is there software where i can recover the "my pictures files please" I`m on Windows XP.?

Answer:Recover deleted files

GetDataBack is the best data recovery software I've found so far. Very easy to use, very effective.

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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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my sister in laws man friend rebooted?(not sure of terminology) xp onto there laptop he saved his files to a portable hd and deleted everything else on the computer as past of the process. she has now lost hundreds of family photos:cry i was wondering if there is a program or a way of getting those missing files back? buyiung a program isnt a problem as the photos are desperatly wanted back.
thanks in advance

Answer:recover deleted photo files


You can use a few of the free software rcovery options to try and recover these BUT if they are deleted then the space they occupied will start to be over-written with new data if they start to save new things, also have a USB pen or different HD to save these images too as again as your recovering the images you maybe over-writing some of the other ones.

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I have a machine using windows vista. Accidentally deleted all music files.
How can I recover these files?

Answer:Need to recover deleted files (vista)

you can try a free demo of a undelete program to retrieve your files here is a link to a free demo

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I have a Windows XP, and I just found out that you are able to retreat files on your hard drive that you thought you deleted. Like, say you closed out of an instant message- are you able to recover that? and if so how?

I really hope that makes sense..

i'd appreciate your help!

Answer:can you recover files that you thought you had deleted?

That isn't a file. If there is no logger for your IM, it is gone. But deleted files can sometimes be recovered.

Free recovery applications:

1) DriveRescue
2) PCI File Recovery
3) Restoration
4) Free Undelete (NTFS only)
5) Data Recovery

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Without using programs like Recuva and Pandora Recovery?

Answer:Can I recover files once deleted from the recycling bin?

Yes you can and it is very easy. Just use Shadow Explorer.
It is software very different from those you mentioned. It unlocks a feature that is available on Windows Seven. It uses restore points to find personal documents - About

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Answer:I Deleted My D Files Cani Recover

Hi DIABLO88, and welcome to BleepingComputer.

If you reinstalled Windows, everything that was on that partition previously will be gone.

Did you install the drivers for the motherboard?

What is the make and model of this computer?

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I'm running windowsXP professional, I've deleted a folder from documents and settings/unknown user.

my logitech webcam had saved all its data files in there. Is there any way to recover the files. The recycle bin has been emptied already before I realized what I lost.
I've tried a utility called "drive rescue" , It found some of the files but not many and the jpg files that it recovered are not recognized as pictures, just get binary data. The folder was over 3.5 gigs, I know, I know, I'm a bonehead for not being more careful. I should never drink and pute.
Does anyone know of any better utility that can go into the free space and recover everything? I remember using Norton Utility when it was a DOS utility years ago. I hated NU 3.0 for windows.

Answer:Recover deleted files WinXP

There are many programs out there that profess to recover such files and may do the job, however most if not all are costly.
Here is a list of many of them. Some allow you do download and try in a view mode to see if the files are recoverable before you buy. I am also moving this thread to WinXP with a subject change so others may spot the problem and maybe have a better suggestion.
Here is the listing I mentioned.


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After an automatic update, my account(the only one on the computer) failed the logon and i couldn't get on the computer. My dad tried to help me. We tried to find out how to fix it and the user turned out to be bad so the computer wanted us to delete the account. The copy to feature to back up the files wouldn't work. I told my dad not to delete the account because we still had access to the hard drive and files but he deleted it anyway. It created a new user with the same name but none of the files were there.We tried to do a system restore from before the update but the files still weren't there and we got an error message saying the restore failed and the files were unchanged. Is there any way to get my files back that were saved under the account I need them. I use 64-bit.

Answer:Recover Deleted user and files

Hello UltimateHedgehog, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Unfortunately, a System Restore will not affect user files. It's only for system files and instead.

You might check to see if you have a C:\Users\(user name) folder with the old user account name still there. If your Dad only deleted the old user account from within User Accounts in the Control Panel, then it may still be there to copy over to the new account.

Since you have Vista Ultimate, you might also see if you can use Previous Versions with the C:\Users folder to see the old user name folder or files can be restored.

Hope this helps,

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My friend got me RegCleaner, as well as someother programs for my computer -- a Dell Desktop PC, operating on Windows XP Home Edition. I decide to run RegCleaner without the knowledge to whatever it did (I know what it does, but not entirely in detail... that was stupid of me, since it deleted all my registry out of my carelessness) , so now my computer's gone awry.

At first, I didn't notice until I opened my PaintChat page, which requires Java. From then on, I panicked. I have Java installed, and I used my PaintChat just the night before, so I wondered how could it be possible.

I re-install Java, but it did not work -- in fact, it wouldn't open at all. Then, I go to my desktop to open RegCleaner. 'Lo and behold, it would not open.

I tried other stuff, such as the Control Panel option, and it just created another shortcut. I tried opening my Recycle Bin and all it does is multiply itself into shortcuts. Stuff like Zips, Images, and Audios that I have on the Computer Desktop (trust me, sometimes I'm so lazy that I won't save them in their respective folders) would give me a message saying "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Options control panel."

So, I do the smartest thing I could try doing at the time, which was rebooting the computer. Right now, nothing that comes up on my startup came up (messenger, my anti-virus, Z/A, etc.). So, I decided to check if Mozilla and my int... Read more

Answer:How do you recover files after RegCleaner's deleted them?

try putting your windows xp cd in and doing the following:

Go to START-->RUN and type in SFC /SCANNOW

Also are you sure it was the reg program and not the spyware and viruses that messed up your computer?

EDIT: Also try putting the the xp cd and choose the repair option.

Also found this website:

has lots of reg files to fix extensions not sure if it`ll work mind so use at your own risk.

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Hello, like a clown I deleted something that I wanted from my phone card.
Is there anyway that I can get it back without it costing an arm or a leg?
I tried something called recuva but I had no joy at all with it.
I am grateful any advice, thank you.

Answer:Solved: Recover deleted files...

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I have a bad habit of hitting shift+delete to delete files so that I don't have to delete it again in the recycle bin but sometimes I mess up things and delete some files that I don't intend to, with shift+del. What can I do to recover accidentally deleted files in that way? Windows 10 Thank you

Answer:how to recover shift deleted files?

AS I understand it, when any file is deleted by Windows, the directory entry is truncated so the file does not show up again when you run Windows Explorer, but the physical file is still there...and as long as you don't save a new file that could overwrite the old one, it can still be recovered.

I don't think you can do that within Windows itself, but there are a litany of programs out there in web land that claim they can restore deleted files.

There may be better answers, but that's mine.
Good Luck mate!

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Is there a way to recover deleted files from empty recycle bin ?


Answer:Solved: Recover Deleted files

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my acer notebook is ASPIRE E15-521 windows 8.1,how can irecover mydeleted/formated files,.. i delete it last 15-feb-2016...thanks for answer

Answer:how i can recover my deleted files for free

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AHH help so im a gamer and i have pinnacle studio,which is game recording software. Soo i made a project with a bunch of videos put together and i like a rookie i deleted all the videos because my project was done. afterward when i played the video on pinnacle a big question mark came up and the video didnt show up. so i recovered the videos from the recycle bin and then the videos were still unavailble.only shorcuts for the videos are available for the videos but they dont open up.So any help on how to recover these files.please help

Answer:Recover deleted video files

I would try a system restore. May not work, but have little to lose, since you only have to go back a day or two.

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my acer notebook is ASPIRE E15-521 windows 8.1,how can irecover mydeleted/formated files,.. i delete it last 15-feb-2016...thanks for answer

Answer:how i can recover my deleted files for free

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Hello! I really need your help. I formatted a desktop computer - deleted all the partitions and created a new one. Now, a partition where all the needed files were formatted and deleted as well. Is there any way where I can recover the files? Thank you so much for your help!!


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Did you accidentally delete the files from your Mac hard drive and empty the Trash Bin?
Recover Deleted Trash Files on Mac help you solve question.

Answer:About Recover Deleted Trash Files on Mac

For recovery software, I bought one before called Kernel for Macintosh, good thing is that it's one time payment and then it allows me to use forever. Take a look if you do not mind paying to get back your data, U can also download d trial version from
Using trial version u can preview d data recovered but to save it u hav to purchase the software

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when i was trying to reinstall my windows xp. all my files like users, my doc,fav and my destop got erased so i want them back is there any way to get them back. it would be great if any one suggest me a software to recovery all my lost data.More over when i tried to open the previous user folder it says Access denied error message. Can anyone help me on this ... i really need all the data back...

Answer:Recover Files deleted while reinstalling XP

I would boot with this cd: access the drive, and see if you can access "the previous user folder"larry

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Hey guys

I have a quick question about deleted files in windows xp media center with sp3. My friend deleted a needed file on her pc and I was wondeing if windows kept that info saved in the system restore. Would it be possible to recover the file with system restore?

Answer:Recover deleted files question

No it won't restore any deleted files just the OS configuration .. how long ago was it deleted? Have you tried using Recuva

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Hi, thanks for a great Website, l'm running W7 Ultimate 64bit - here's my problem:

l had to create a new profile for Mozilla Firefox (malware prob) which l saved to my Desktop (bad habit of mine) because l had awful trouble with "bad request page" error when in Ebay ie open new tabs, items, sellers etc, it drove me nuts.

l got rid of most of the malware prob that was affecting Firefox/ebay, so decided to delete my new profile from Firefox and keep the old one, this is when l struck problems:

All my Schematic PDF's and photo folders and several others folders on my desktop disappeared/deleted.

l downloaded a recovery program called "PC Inspector File Recovery" but l couldn't find the said files/folders on the lost or deleted sections of the Drive.

Does it matter if l'm using 64 bit and the recovery Program uses/looks for 8/16/32 fat files?

Is there another way of finding those files/folders? using a different program or W7 itself, l did google for an answer - way too many advertised results to buy S/W and no real answers except for the PC inspector.

No l didn't have these files backed up, could never get my thick head around backing up and trying the recovery when l had XP, so never tried again with W7, so please don't take the blow-torch to me for that oversight/stupidity.

Well l hope thats enough info- so please if you have any clues/answers, l would REALLY glad to hear them.

Asprin =... Read more

Answer:Recover W7 deleted files/folders

I'm not sure how a Firefox profile would effect your desktop. Are you sure you only created a FF profile and not a Windows user profile? (Could you be looking at a whole new user desktop? Is your name the same on the Start Menu?)

That said, try Recuva which will look for recently deleted files (green light means the files are in good shape). Or Minitool Power Data Recovery (free for home users) which is similar to PC inspecor but might see your files.

Either program you want to copy the files to a different partition or a USB drive so as not to overwrite other files to be recovered.

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I did something ready stupid and I am hoping that there is a way back!! I run two independant outlook expresses on my computer. one for me and one for my duaghter.
I backed all important files EXCEPT my outlook express, which contained emails that I need as well as important information in the folders I created in there. I formated (Quick) and reinstalled win xp home edition becuase I it had reached half life and I wanted a clean start.
Question: Is there anyway to recover one of the outlook expresses? And if so, how could I do that? I have installed only the operating system.
thank you,

Answer:desparate to recover deleted files

1/2 life????

i don't do/recommend the quick format.

even with the quick format, reinstalling overwrites the old data.

data recovery can be very expensive and if the oe fies weren't overwritten they may be recoverable.

i keep docs, address book on floppies, music on cd's and if i want to save emails, i email them to myself and recover them when i setup oe/outlook.

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I recently tried this software ( ) to recover deleted files. I was dissapointed to find that many of the MP3 files that were recovered, were broken up into much smaller MP3's, or fragments of the original MP3. I was wondering if anyone out there knows of a better piece of software.

Answer:Program to recover deleted files

If the files are scattered on the drive due to fragmentation then thats how then are going to turn out when you recover them.

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Hi guys,

My name is Ivan. This is my first post here and I hope I will enjoy this forum.

However right now I'm in big trouble. My brother decided to install some linux distro
on the laptop that we both use. He decided me without asking if I have some important
info there. He told me that he wanted to make a dual boot system (I'm not fully aware how it works)
and he said that he did it before, but now just erased my whole disk by mistake.

I thought that this is some bad joke, but when I checked (I gave the laptop to friend of mine who run live some software to show partitions) the whole disk was emty except some folders of the new OS.

I cant describe how I feel right now. Is there a way something to be saved? He told me that he shuted down the system on the moment he realized what was going on and not even 1% of the new OS was instilled. But the fact is that there is nothing anymore...

Please help guys!
Thanks in advance!

Answer:Is it possible to recover files from deleted disk?

Changing to a version of Linux usually formats the drive differently from Windows and recovery may no longer be possible. Shutting down a partial install usually has done the formatting before copying files so again, there may be nothing possible. This may have some help:
Data recovery from accidentally deleted files or crashed drives in Redhat, CentOS and Fedora Linux | HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials

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Can you tell me the name of some software?.....
I have not found one fox X64......


Answer:Recover deleted files on Vista X64

Have you read this?

Recover Files Using Vista's Built-In Shadow Copies - File Recovery - Lifehacker

If you need more google it!

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winXP accidently emptied recycle bin

Answer:Recover Files deleted from Recycle bin

You may be able to use "Recuva" a free file recovery program (Google for it) provided you limit using your computer in the meantime. Continued use makes file recovery extremely difficult.

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I've just re-organised my hard drives and I've set up a batch routine to backup my files, using Robocopy.

However, as I swapped my drives around, I've copied in the wrong direction. Robocopy has consequently deleted entire folders of important data.

The data isn't in the recycle bin.

What should I do to try and recover the data?


Answer:Used Robocopy and deleted my files - how can I recover them?

Is the partition unharmed and still visible in Explorer and Windows Disk Managment?

If it's unharmed, I'd consider PhotoRec or Recuva to recover the files. Both are free.

Ontrack Easy Recovery Professional is also said to be excellent, but I think you ultimately have to pay. Maybe $79?? It will show you the files it can recover, but won't let you actually recover them until you pay.

I'm assuming Robocopy doesn't have any type of "undo" capability.

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I accidentally delete a file that was located in the computer>gateway c: area, whenever i open a file it prompts me to use a file to open it, please help

Answer:Recover Win 7 files accidentally deleted

i think it was the OEM files?

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How i can recover files from deleted partition ? free and paid software.

Answer:How to recover files from deleted partition

This helped me in the past: MiniTool Free Data Recovery Software | Power Data Recovery Free

I would still try this as my first option. There are many more out there though.

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Is it possible to recover files that windows said was too big and would be permantly deleted, with my external hard going on the blink and pc doesn't now recognize it anymore I have lost hours of music files that I'd put on the external drive.Just wondered if there was a tool to get them back, I've tried Drive rescue but doesn't find the broken drive and can only find deleted from reycle bin files which the ones I deleted where in a batch and was too big for reycle bin

Answer:recover files deleted too big for recycle bin

Hi Try this free program it from the same team that make CcleanerRecuva/ click hereIts a bit complicated but you will be amazed at what it can recover.mfletch

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I got a new PC recently and I upgraded it to W10. I copied all files that I had from old PC into the new one, and I named the file "Windows.old".
Recently, everything had gone. Absolutly everything...
I did some research, in the meantime and I found about that "windows.old" issue that is been around for the new users of Windows 10.
Is there anything I can do to recover the files that, for me were not to be deleted?
Thanks in advance.

Answer:Old PC Files that I copied into new PC with W10 were deleted. How can I recover the files?

little bit silly naming it the same as windows would use as a temp upgrade. Personally would have called it something else. doubt the files are recoverable unless you run recovery software on the drive and see if it returns.

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Hi, I used Puran to recover some deleted files from my external hard drive and when I open some of the files I get the following message:
"This document could not be registered . It will not be possible to create links from other documents to this document."
The documents still fully open and they look like they are all there. Also, when I look at the properties of some of the folders they say there is 0 bytes in them. I did the recovery twice, once selectively with only the files that I thought I needed such as .doc and .pdf, and again with everything including files such as .cab . chm .dwg .hlp .mdf. Two identical recovered folders from each recovery say they have a different amount of data in them.
My question is: are there supporting files that need to be recovered along with the .doc and .pdf files to fix the issues and to make sure i have recovered everything, such as the .cab .chm etc?  I didnt the extra files were necessary but on further research they might be files needed by word. Are they only needed for the program and not individual files?
Thanks for the help!

Answer:When I recover deleted files, are there supporting files also?

Check if the service "DCOM Server Process Launcher" is set to Automatic and running. Start->Run->type Services.msc, scroll down until you find the service. Also check to make sure the "Remote Procedure Call (RPC)" service is set to Automatic and running.

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Hello there, I have lost my files from m dos prompt and i dont have any idea to recoup the data deleted from dos prompt. Can any body suggest how recover files deleted using dos command promptRegardsBranda

Answer:recover files deleted using dos command prompt

I have used many software but was trial version only...the links like http://www.deletedfilerecoverywindo... are only trrial version link

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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?

Answer:Recover deleted User account files

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.

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Hello, guys there! My Samsung Galaxy S4 android cell phone was formatted by my boy friend and many of my messages, contacts, videos, pictures and some documents were lost after that format. However, many of these files were not uploaded to my computer partition yet. Do you have any recommendation to recover deleted files from android phone? Honestly, I did have searched over the internet and found many deleted file recovery software. But, I was not familiar with such tools and also afraid to make thing worse. Do you have any idea? Is there any free one? Or is there anything else I can do to fix everything? Thank you very much!

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hello guys, got a problem
my ex got into my aptm and deleted some folders (my pictures folder) from my pc, tried to goto recycler but they are not there so i think she deleted from there too...

anyway to get those files back?.....

Thank you.

Answer:[SOLVED] Can i recover files deleted from the recycle bin

Yes. Don't delete anything else though as you may over write them. The files in the recycled bin aren't actually deleted, but rather Windows stops indexing them. Download Recuver and run it.

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I followed the instruction in this URL because I expierneced the error message.

The file that I deleted were:

Wsnmp32.dll, Ntprint.dll, Tcpmib.dll, Mgmtapi.dll, or Snmpapi.dll.

Now when I click "Add a printer" I received this error :

"Operation Could not completed", Which I had no such problem before deleting the files above.

How can I replace the deleted files with new one ? (Can I downlod them ?)

Answer:Deleted dll files creating problem how recover them new one

try to do a repair on windows, it might reconize the printer .dll files and maybe put them back in.
If you dont know how to run a repair, when putting through bios hit "r" untill the repair screen apears. You must have the OS cd in the drive.

Try that and see what happens.


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pls. help me i need to recover all my files that is deleted by quarantined in ESET Anti Virus.
all of these files were saved for years and i dont have any backup for this. =(
here's my HJT Log:
Scan Log
Version of virus signature database: 6003 (20110331)
Date: 4/1/2011 Time: 2:12:01 AM
Scanned disks, folders and files: D:\aRum\D jAKE
D:\aRum\D jAKE\IMG_0560.exe - Win32/AutoRun.Agent.AAY worm - cleaned by deleting - quarantined [1]
D:\aRum\D jAKE\IMG_0561.exe - Win32/AutoRun.Agent.AAY worm - cleaned by deleting - quarantined [1]
D:\aRum\D jAKE\IMG_0562.exe - Win32/AutoRun.Agent.AAY worm - cleaned by deleting - quarantined [1]
D:\aRum\D jAKE\IMG_0563.exe - Win32/AutoRun.Agent.AAY worm - cleaned by deleting - quarantined [1]
D:\aRum\D jAKE\IMG_0564.exe - Win32/AutoRun.Agent.AAY worm - cleaned by deleting - quarantined [1]
D:\aRum\D jAKE\IMG_0565.exe - Win32/AutoRun.Agent.AAY worm - cleaned by deleting - quarantined [1]
D:\aRum\D jAKE\IMG_0566.exe - Win32/AutoRun.Agent.AAY worm - cleaned by deleting - quarantined [1]
D:\aRum\D jAKE\IMG_0567.exe - Win32/AutoRun.Agent.AAY worm - cleaned by deleting - quarantined [1]
D:\aRum\D jAKE\IMG_0568.exe - Win32/AutoRun.Agent.AAY worm - cleaned by deleting - quarantined [1]
D:\aRum\D jAKE\IMG_0569.exe - Win32/AutoRun.Agent.AAY worm - cleaned by deleting - quarantined [1]
D:\aRum\D jAKE\IMG_0570.exe - Win32/AutoRun.Agent.AAY worm - cleaned by deleting - quarantined [1]
D:\aRum\D jAKE\IMG_0571.exe - Win32/AutoRun.Agent.AAY worm... Read more

Answer:Need to recover all my files deleted by quarantined (Eset)

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After making a full scan today, I choosed "disinfect" for my .pst

file, because I don't wanted to "delete" them. That was a huge

misunderstanding, since it seems to me, that ad-aware deleted and

shredded those files, instead of "disinfecting" them.I want to

recover my .pst outlook files, but I can't, even with Piriform

Recuva. I miss all my business emails, contacts,
calendars, acount settings etc. from those files that were at

those locations:
C:Users user DocumentsOutlook Filesmyfirstemail.pst
C:Users user Documents Outlook Files Second Email.pst
E:Users userDocuments Outlook Filesmythirdemail.pst
Those huge files are not in the quarantine nor in the wastebin,
I checked many times, they are realy deleted and shredded. Please

help me on the recovery of those files or give me at least some


Answer:Deleted all my Outlook PST files, I can’t recover them?

Hello ktoffersen,

Welcome to TSG!

Please see the following (quoted from quietman8 over at BC).

When AdwCleaner is first run to clean adware, it will create a new folder located at C:\AdwCleaner. The AdwCleaner folder contains sub-folders for Backup and Quarantine. Each of these folders contain sub-folders of the exact location (full path) an entry was removed from. In the event you want to restore an item, simply run AdwCleaner again.

Click Quarantine manager.
A log file of what was removed will open in a new window.
Scroll through the list and find the entry you want to restore.
Place a check mark in the box next to the entry(s).
Click the Restore button.


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I suspected that my Admin user account was not properly functioning. I created another admin user account, deleted my original admin user account and did not save the files ( I thought the files related to the actual user profile only).Disaster!All my files, emails,years of work..gone.How do I begin to recover all my work.

Answer:Recover deleted user account and files - XP Pro

Deleted files can be recovered with file recovery software. I use PC Inspector File Recovery. There are others.

First off, when files are deleted, they're not really deleted. The pointer to the file location is deleted. All the data remains, it's just that the computer doesn't know where to find them anymore without file recovery software. If you keep using the computer that has the deleted files, the space the files are using could potentially get overwritten by other files, thereby making recovery less possible. Windows constantly writes temporary data to the disk. Any of this data could overwrite your files.

I suggest you turn off that computer, take the hard drive out, and put it in another computer as a slave drive to run the file recovery program.

Once the drive is in another computer, use a file recovery program (search google for 'file recovery' or 'undelete files', etc.) to scan the slave drive for deleted files. You should be able to get most, if not all, of your files back.

If that's out of your experience level, find a good computer technician in your area to do the recovery. Don't go to your local multimedia store to find one, go to an independent computer store. They usually know what they're doing.

The important thing is to stop using the computer until your files are recovered.

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Hello All, I am in dire need of help. I was testing converting my os drive to a dynamic disk through disk managment and shrunk it 7 gigs. I then added that 7 gigs to my e drive (disk 1) which was already dynamic. This drive has all my family photos, expense reports, my wedding vidoe, ect. I then right clicked on the 7 gigs and selected delete partition thinking it would only do that 7 gigs and it removed the partition from my disk 1 also. This data is now not reachable and show as unallocated. Please let me know who I can get the databack. In addition to spanning disk 1 with the 7 gigs from disk 0, disk 1 was already spand with disk 2 as each is only 75 gigs. Please help me out as all of my much needed documents are on disk 1 and 2. I konw I do not want to add them as a new volume as they will be formated. any advice is greatly appreciated

Answer:Recover precious files from partition deleted

A program called testdisk or see one of the recovery software's for sale.'s products might be at right of screen. Playing to the angelsLes Paul (1915-2009)

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My user profile has completed disappeared after a windows auto update. I have tried system recover and have checked the registry. The user profile is completely missing. What can be done?Many thanks in advance

Answer:Recover files from deleted user profile

"I have tried system recover"Do you mean System restore?Have a look here.C:\Users\TEMPuser profile folder missing windows 7

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Hi All,
when i deleted file using DEL key from Shared Network.It is not Going to Recyclebin.How can recover deleted file.

Thanks and Regards,

Answer:Recover deleted files from Shared Network

To recover a file that was accidentally deleted

Locate the folder where the deleted file was stored (on the network), right-click the folder, and click Properties. The Properties dialog box will appear.

On the Previous Versions tab, double-click the most recent version of the folder that contains the file that you want to recover. A list of files that are stored in that previous version will appear.

Right-click the file that was accidentally deleted and click Copy.

Right-click the location where you want to place the file and click Paste.

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So something went wrong with my windows XP on another computer and now I'm trying to recover the files.

What initially happened was that when I started my computer it wouldnt boot into safe mode or normal mode. So i tried to do a Repair on the windows XP partition using the XP disc.
However I think I may have accidentally installed instead of doing a repair option. I canceled when I noticed it but I believe the installation already have maybe deleted the partition?

Anyways, is there a way to get back the files that were originally on there? I don't mind re installing windows after I have extracted the old files.

I was thinking of using a bootable flashdrive and running certain programs that will recover the old files. Any way of doing so? What programs/ bootable flashdrive should I use?

Answer:Solved: Any way to recover files after a parition has been deleted?

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I have just lost a few extremely important images for work and hope with all my heart that I will be able to recover them. I transferred about 10 images from my phone's DCIM to a folder on my desktop using 'cut' (first mistake). Within the folder on my desktop, I started to rename the images. I renamed one of them incorrectly and started to press 'ctrl + z'. I pressed 'ctrl + z' one too many times and poof the images were gone. The folder that I had just created to store the images was gone as well. In panic I checked my recycle bin, my phone's directory, and then went back to my desktop spamming 'ctrl +y'. The only thing 'ctrl + y' was able to recover was an empty "new folder" on my desktop. Is it possible to retrieve these disappearing files?

I am at a lost. Please help

Answer:Recover Files Deleted By 'Ctrl + Z' Undo

I ran RecoverMyFiles and went through all the jpegs but none of the files I need were populated.

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I ran Win Tuneup 2004 "Remove Junk Files" utility. I scanned my computer and clicked "delete all checked enteries".

The utility ran for approx. 60 seconds. It deleted 22 major file folders and all subfolders including "My Documents".

This folder contained all the files of a company project spanning 10 months time whose due date is in two weeks. I need to recover essential files created by program "Adobe In Design", and have had trouble finding a utility that supports this.

I will lose my job if I do not recover these files. Please please help.

Here are my stats and info..
1. The most essential lost files were created in Adobe InDesign 2.0. Their file
extension is .idd
2. Files of secondary importance include .gif, .pdf, and .ptt files
3. Files deleted by Win Tuneup 2004 "Remove Junk Files" utility with the option
"Delete files directly, do not send to recycle bin" enabled.
4. Computer is a Gateway Solo laptop mfg in about 1998
5. OS is Windows 98 Second Edition (4.10.2222)
6. Processor is Intel Pentium III chip codename "Coppermine". Frequency is 600 Mhz, L1 cache is 32 KB, L2 cache is 256 KB, Socket is u35
7. BIOS Information-- mfg'd by Gateway 8/26/2000, Version 17.21, BIOS size is 512 KB
8. Total Hardrive space is 11 gigs with 4 gigs used and 7 gigs free. Model is IBM-Dara-212
9. File system is FAT32
10. Total physical Memory is 159 MB. Total Windows Memory is 20... Read more

Answer:Recover deleted Adobe In Design files

I sent an email to them. This was a utility I downloaded as Shareware from so I don't know how high of a priority I'll be for Wintuneup getting back to me.

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I noticed I had two copies of the My Documents folder, one in my user folder where I want it, and the other buried deep in my pictures folder (I think I accidentally dragged and dropped it there once when I was trying to change the order of icons in the navigation pane). I deleted the one in my pictures folder, and both folders disappeared!

What happened?

I closed the screen out, re-opened "my computer," and see both My Documents folders back, but empty.

1) How can I recover my files? My last backup was last week, and I've written quite a bit since then. I was actually about to back up again when I saw the annoying second folder and deleted it, not realizing they were linked. The folder was too large and bypassed the recycle bin.

2) How can I fix the two folders issue? I have the same problem with my music folder also, and have had problems with the folders under my username seeming to disappear, reappear, and move for no apparent reason.

The computer has Windows 7 Professional.

Thanks for any help.

Answer:2 My documents folders, deleted one, both gone! How to recover files?


Recuva from Piriform might be able to recover this for you.


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I have tried almost 30 recovery softwares.... like stelr phnx, orion, recover my pc,recuva etc etc. But it cannot recover earlier deleted files. Is there any type of special recovery software?

Answer:what is best Software to recover earlier deleted files

One of our posters used "Zero Assumption Recovery" software and choose the "Image Recovery (Free)" option to recover some lost pictures. To us his situation seemed near impossible but he managed to get many of them back (Recuva found none). I assume he downloaded it from here: can't vouch for it personally.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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I am looking for a program to recover or help to recover data/programs that were deleted off of a computer. It also would be good for evidence that this program had certain software istalled that should not have been there. Any ideas?

Also, if an installed program is not listed in control panel under add/remove there a way to tell when it was installed and last accessed? Any ideas would be appreciated. Also, if this is in the wrong category please feel free to move it. This is on a Win2K machine.

Answer:Software to recover Deleted FIles/Information

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I have deleted some important e-mails from outlook and files some time ago. I'd like to see if I can recover them. Can anyone help me?

Answer:How do I recover deleted e-mail and files from the recycle bin

Hi gsant1, Welcome to TSG !!
If you have not cleared the recycle bin then click on it and select restore. If you have cleared it I believe they are gone!

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I have a simple question for which I could not find the answer after searching the web for hours. There are lots of applications to salvage deleted files and folders. However, when we have several thousands files to recover, it is almost impossible to relocate them to their original places because the time spent to do it could easily go over one year . Whoever tried it knows this is true .

For Mac there is an app with the ability to recover and rebuild the lost directories right to the locations where they used to be; it is DiscWarrior. I have about 13Gb of files and directories to recover, is is a complete branch of the root directory of a HD. They are my private files, not OS files easily replaceable. My question is: -Is there an app to do this job for Windows as DiscWarrior does for Mac? I know a few years ago there was nothing, even if DiscWarrior was already old, but with the time one might have came up and I can't find it .

This simple answer could be a great help as you can realise, and I would be very, very thankful for the tip.

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Hi guys,

I was using Windows 8.1 then upgraded to Windows 10, but all of my personal files has deleted and I tried best of recovery programs and they're not helped me.
So, if I roll back to my previous version of Windows, does my personal files recoverd?

Thanks for you.

Answer:How do I recover my deleted files after upgrading to Windows 10?

No. Rollback doesn't affect personal files. In fact to do a rollback would make chances of recovering files worse as you would be writing more to the disk.

If you don't have backup and can't recover them they are lost unfortunately.

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Does anyone know how to recover deleted files from mysafe?

Answer:Satellite U - How to recover deleted files from mysafe?

I am not 100% sure but I think that data from this folder will not be removed to recycled bin at first but they will be deleted immediately.
How to recovery them? Good question?

Try to find some third part applications that can scan HDD for deleted files. The point is that this will work if the FAT (File allocation table) is deleted only. That means the file is on the HDD but the HDD doesn?t know where exactly.
Hmmm ... it is not so easy.

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Hi there, ive stupdily deleted some stuff to the recycle bin and then hit the emoty button and closed it down, so i cant undo.

ive tried a couple of programs, ones called restorationa dn anotehr called uneraser but they dont find the .wav flesim missing.

i deleted them like a few hours ago so was hoping they mite still be around. ive not actually doen a shutdown on teh pc yet either.

can anyone help me ore reccomend something.

its really important i recover the files as they are part of my demo for a record label. damn these late nite recording sessions.


Answer:Solved: recover deleted files from recycle bin

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How to recover permanently files and folders in windows 8? Please help

Answer:Recover permanently deleted files in windows 8

If they have been permanently deleted, then there is no hope that they can be recovered.

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is this possible?

I have this computer that used to be part of a large network and i noticed it had many different users so i deleted them and found out the account i was using was not the administrator. so now i'm trying to find out what happened to all the files from the other accounts. are they retrievable? can i go back to restore the accounts as they were? i've deleted users before and it always gave me the option of saving files and folders but it didn't give me that option this time. what could i do?

best buy geek squad wants to charge me hundreds of dollars to help me but if it's something simple i'd rather try and do it myself. any help would be appreciated thanks.

Answer:recover deleted user account files?


This is your second thread about this subject....

you have locked yourself out of a computer or accounts.....the computer was given to you, you stated in your other thread, and you deleted something> and cannot log in.

From your other thread:

kid8 said:

i got a pc from a friend that he had in his business office and it was working fine but it was connected to a network there and i tried to dissable it and delete some users but i must have deleted his account because it doesnt let me log in anymore. how can i get in now? i asked him if had different passwords and we tried them all with no luck. please help.Click to expand...

We are SORRY but as I explained to you already, this forum cannot provide assistance with lost passwords, or workarounds to bypass logging in, do you understand? It is against this site's Rules. Closing this second thread.
Note: Use any search engine like Google....type in what you need to find help with, you should find lots of it, even from Microsoft itself.... but, due to the networking environment, such help may not work!

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