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Recovering deleted files...

by heatherlynne07 / August 4, 2007 4:58 PM PDT

Last week my pc shut down, when I tried to boot back up it through me into System Restore. It was set back to factory settings. Lucky I had backed up my pictures which can not be replaced....Today I find that I saved my pics as a read only file.. I can't even open the folder. I was wanting to know if anyone out there could let me know if I could recover these pics or change file on my back up disk????

Anyones help would be an answer to my prayers!

Thanks,
Heather Lynne

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See if this is an "Ownership" problem
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / August 4, 2007 9:01 PM PDT
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Thanks for trying...
by heatherlynne07 / August 5, 2007 2:56 PM PDT

What you suggested didn't work but it through me to a few programs on recovering files, I dl about 4 of them, I've found a few pics but still working on the rest.
Again thanks for your help! Happy

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Tell us more about these backups
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / August 5, 2007 5:48 PM PDT
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You said you had backed up these photos to disks. Do you mean to CD or DVD disks?

If so, then they will be read only, but that shouldn't stop you from seeing the photos. Files burned to CD/DVD become read only by default.

What error messages do you get when you try to open the folders or files?

What happens if you copy these files from the CD/DVD's back to the hard disk. Can you then remove the read only attributes of the files and folders?

Mark

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