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Deleted Data

by Code7526 / March 28, 2013 6:33 PM PDT

Hi All

Is there any free software that you can download that will bring back any deleted data, you deleted from your hard disk drive by accident?

Best regards James

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Re: undelete
by Kees_B Forum moderator / March 28, 2013 6:40 PM PDT
In reply to: Deleted Data

If it isn't in the recycle bin, nor on your backup, it's not sure it can be recovered. But if you take the disk out and connect it (in an external enclosure) to another PC, there are programs that can try to do it. The reason to do that on another PC that the more you do on the disk (such as installing these programs) the bigger the risk that that data is overwritten.

See the top post (lost and found) in our storage forum for susggestions for programs. Most are not free, but Recuva is.
A google search for NTFS UNDELETE (assuming that partition that you deleted that files from is formatted in NTFS format) will find a lot of 'undelete' programs also. That's maybe easier to start with. Be sure not to pay for shareware until you found out it could find those files (they usually have a demo mode).

It's much easier and more safe to have a backup to get it from.


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Recovery of deleted files
by jacksonbird03 / March 28, 2013 7:45 PM PDT
In reply to: Deleted Data

You can download the software from the site :
You can recover your accidently deleted files with the help of this software...

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That's one of the many programs ...
by Kees_B Forum moderator / March 28, 2013 8:25 PM PDT

that claim they do it.

It's $70. I'd try the free ones first.


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