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"permanent deletion" no restore possible

I screwed up pretty bad.
One of my folders was too big for the recycle bin.
I was prompted that the deletion would be permanent,
and hit yes. Of course I need some of the files I deleted.
When I go to previous restore points the folders are empty.
Are they gone forever? (I guess I authorized them to be...)

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First. Shut down that machine.

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Now remove that hard disk since any use of the OS there well reduce the chances of retrieval.

Add that drive as a slave to another machine or in some USB case. Then go try the software titles of GETDATABACK as well as ZERO ASSUMPTION RECOVERY.

If you use that PC with that hard disk, the more it runs the less chance of retrieval.

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Lucky this time

In reply to: First. Shut down that machine.

Thanks Bob
FWIW I found duplicates of my lost files on a portable drive.
Still stupid behavior, but saved from disaster. Good lord...

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