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Recover files that was cut and paste to another pc?

by sivmaria / January 28, 2012 1:53 AM PST

Is this possible, or is it lost forever? The problem is that the pc that it was paste to, is gone (sold), and we lost an important document. I've tried Pandora Recovery, but with no result.

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Sadly, probably not
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / January 28, 2012 2:45 AM PST

I did wonder how you did that, cut a document from one computer then paste it into another, but I have just tested this on my home network, (2 PCs), and it is possible.

Using the mouse on the same computer for both actions I cut a txt file from one computer and pasted it into the other.

Once I did that and closed the connection, it had gone from the source computer.

If you did the identical procedure, then the same applies.

However, if you moved this file to some interim media, eg a memory stick, CD or similar, is it still on that media?

You can try the other software recovery utilities suggested in the thread below, but I would not be too hopeful;
http://forums.cnet.com/7723-7588_102-354911/lost-and-found-or-the-storage-forum-sticky/?tag=contentBody;threadListing

I assume you had no backups.

Mark

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I guess you're right.
by sivmaria / January 28, 2012 5:22 AM PST
In reply to: Sadly, probably not

I was pasting it via a storagedevice, I just can not remember witch. No, I had no backup, because the new computer were supposed to be a kind of backup, until my clumsy boyfriend managed to formate it... I've tried a deep scann with pandora, but no result. I guess it is lost for good. But thanks anyway. Happy

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