FILES DELETED, any way to get them back?


R

Ryan

Hi, I had a folder full of recorded wav files that I
accidentally deleted, there was too much for recycle bin
to hold to they are completely deleted supposedly, system
restore was turned off. I'm working on a toshiba laptop
if that makes any difference. I was just wondering if
there is ANY WAY to get these files back.. they were a
compilation of almost 2 years worth of work and I did not
have them backed up unfortunatly. If anyone could please
help or at least tell me if it is possible to recover the
files it would save my life. Thanks in advance
 
Ad

Advertisements

G

Guest

Yes, there is software that can recover deleted files. Do
a google search for data recovery software.
 
M

Mousey Mick

Looks to me like GETBACK has to be installed BEFORE the
files are deleted . . . anyone have personal experience ?
-----Original Message-----
Download a program named GETBACK for NTFS or FAT
depending on your format. That will get them back.
 
T

Tumbleweed

Ryan said:
Hi, I had a folder full of recorded wav files that I
accidentally deleted, there was too much for recycle bin
to hold to they are completely deleted supposedly, system
restore was turned off. I'm working on a toshiba laptop
if that makes any difference. I was just wondering if
there is ANY WAY to get these files back.. they were a
compilation of almost 2 years worth of work and I did not
have them backed up unfortunatly. If anyone could please
help or at least tell me if it is possible to recover the
files it would save my life. Thanks in advance
Sure there are lots of recovery / undelete files out there just google for
them.
DO NOT write anything else on the disk in the meantime.

And thats a pretty piss poor way of looking after 2 years worth of work that
would 'save your life' if you could'nt even be bothered to write it to a CD
once in a while.
 
M

Mike Brearley

http://www.ontrack.com/

Easy recovery should be able to recover the files. The one IMPORTANT thing
is to use the system as LITTLE as possible or not at all until you run a
scan with easy recovery (also, install easy recovery onto a seperate
partition or you will probably lose some of your data.)

Any use, even browsing the internet, makes the chances of recovering your
files less and less.

--
Posted 'as is'. If there are any spelling and/or grammar mistakes, they
were a direct result of my fingers and brain not being synchronized or my
lack of caffeine.

Mike Brearley
 
R

R. McCarty

To help avoid these types of "Oh, Damn's!", the best approach is to
create a Data partition. Keep your My Documents, Email, Address
Books, Pictures, etc on it. You can easily use Tweak-UI to direct
these profile stores to your separate partition. In my own case, I even
use a dedicated drive for all my .Wma music files.
If you do this, then it is much easier to "Backup" the data separate
from Windows. Then when a XP Reinstall is required, you already
have your data isolated. It takes just a few minutes to re-direct all the
folders and data stores from Tweak-UI.
There is nothing wrong with Windows Profile structure. But from
a management stand point this way is easier keep important things
backed up and safe. As a side benefit, it helps to keep the System
partition size smaller and easier to defrag. (Especially in the case of
My Pictures, My Video and music files)
 
Ad

Advertisements

T

Tumbleweed

Right on Mike. The other thing that is needed is a time machine so that the
people who come on whinging that their lifes work has been lost (but they
couldnt spend 10 minutes to back it up somewhere beforehand), can use your
excellent advice!
Do you know if this redirection can be done for bookmarks(favorites?) thats
the one thing I tend to get lazy about backing up (though it does get backed
up with my C:partition images)
 
Ad

Advertisements

M

Mike Brearley

I think you meant, right on R. McCarty (if it was intended as sarcasm, which
it sure sounded like).

Mike Brearley
 

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

Ask a Question

Top