finding deleted documents or emails


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lpete

i understand that deleted docs are still stored somewhere on my hard drive.
can someone tell me please how to find those docs? i am a novice - i need
Windows for Dummies instructions. THANKS
 
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Shenan Stanley

lpete said:
i understand that deleted docs are still stored somewhere on my
hard drive. can someone tell me please how to find those docs? i
am a novice - i need Windows for Dummies instructions. THANKS
Partial understanding.

If you are using your recycle bin - and do not press SHIFT+DELETE - they may
still be in the recycle bin. If you are not using the recycle bin, have
emptied it, etc - then it *may* still be possible to recover things using a
program like Recuva (freeware) or UnDelete (cost) - but not guaranteed.
Every minute the machine is on and doing anything - the more likely the OS
will reclaim the space that was marked as 'unused' when you 'deleted' the
file.

You can grab either of the two applications I mentioned and give it a shot,
though.
 

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