is there a way to recover a files you have just deleted?

Discussion in 'General Software' started by arik100, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. arik100

    arik100 [H]Lite

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    hello
    just for an example
    if i just deleted a movie file , by shift+delete , can i recover him right away? i mean 2-3 seconds after
    cause theoretically the space is still available and the DATA doesn't get erased unless it was rewritten onto by something else

    thanks in advanced
    p.s i didn't find another sub-forum more suitable than this so you think it doesn't belong here...
     
  2. Monkey God

    Monkey God Mangina Full of Sand

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    Recycle bin - undelete doesn't work?

    whoops just saw the shift - delete.

    HAHA /nelson
     
  3. AMD_Gamer

    AMD_Gamer [H]ard as it Gets

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    what OS do you use?
     
  4. OldMX

    OldMX 2[H]4U

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    Try recuva (google it), some users have found it usefull
     
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    Neocorteqz 2[H]4U

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  7. arik100

    arik100 [H]Lite

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    okay, i have found a solution,
    recover my files >google it
    works great! it recover me a few deleted files from blank! (ofc no complete blank , just blank of eye)
     
  8. Joe Average

    Joe Average Ad Blocker - Banned

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    Recuva works very well as long as the files hit the Recycle Bin. If you Shift+Delete them, or Shift+Right-Click-Delete them, chances are they're going to disappear (at least to its limited recovery capabilities). If that's the case, then more serious software will be called into play, like EasyRecovery or R-Studio, or something in that class.

    And as always, the #1 rule of data recovery: as soon as you realize you deleted something you didn't want to lose, stop using that drive/partition because every single byte that gets written to it could possibly be overwriting the very data you want back.

    If you don't have data recovery software and you need to download it - even something as tiny as Recuva - those few bytes could spell utter doom for the data you're looking to recover. Download anything to a spare partition or even better a USB stick of some kind, and install the software there too if necessary. Realize that installing software usually creates some temp files on the system drive during the installation - those would possibly overwrite that important data once again.

    Hell, do the safest method possible: use an entirely different PC to download the data recovery software to and then install it on a USB stick - most all of the current ones, especially Recuva (a single .exe file) can easily run off removable media like a USB Flash stick, SD card, external USB drive, etc.

    Data recovery can be a true Black Art sometimes... I've been doing it since the late 70s, and it's never quite what you expect.
     
  9. DeaconFrost

    DeaconFrost [H]ardForum Junkie

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    That has worked for me several times now, running off my PortableApps flash drive.