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Restoring deleted/missing audio files

by inneedofhelp / June 18, 2005 7:33 AM PDT

Hello! I have encountered a problem of missing audio files that I have purchased from itunes and various songs that I have copied to my computer. On accident, I sent these songs to the recycle bin. However, when I restored the songs and opened the folder, half of them are missing. The recycle bin is protected by Norton, and I did not empty it. Also, I have tried to do a file search with the windows tutorial, but I did not find the missing files. Can anyone help? I don't understand why half of them are restored and others are missing. Thanks! Adam

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The recycle bin has a limited storage capacity
by glb613 / June 18, 2005 7:38 AM PDT

If the size of the music files exceeded the capacity of the reclycle bin, it will permanantly delete the "overflow". You can try doing a search for the files by name and see if you can locate them.

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Still no luck!!!!
by inneedofhelp / June 18, 2005 8:07 AM PDT

I tried searching for music files and only a limited number showed up. Am I just out of luck? Would sytem restore work? Thanks!

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System Restore will not work, but you can try. Anyway....
by Papa Echo / June 18, 2005 8:27 AM PDT
In reply to: Still no luck!!!!

Search again with folder options at "Show hidden files". Try contacting Norton Support, or try the download site where you purchased the music and see whether their customer support can give you copies FOC.

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There are programs out there
by glb613 / June 18, 2005 9:45 AM PDT
In reply to: Still no luck!!!!

to recover deleted data or files. What ever you do, don't defrag the hard drive or install too many new programs. Do a Google search for data recovery programs and see what you find.

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